AUBURN, Ala. – Rocky McCord struck out a career-high eight hitters and Ryan Tella and Patrick Savage each drove in a pair of runs as the Auburn baseball team completed a three-game sweep of Brown with a 6-3 win on Sunday. With the win Auburn improved to 12-3, its best start to a season since it started the 2007 season 13-2.
"I thought today was very important for Rocky," Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski said. "He was throwing three pitches for strikes and really dominating the zone. He had a presence about himself. He made some big pitches when he needed to. It was certainly a big performance for him and one that we needed."
McCord (2-0) scattered five hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings and was charged for just one run. After allowing a pair of first-inning singles, the righty settled in to retire 11 of the next 12 hitters, with the only blemish coming on a hit batter in the third, which Blake Austin erased by throwing him out attempting to steal second.
"I had good command of my curve ball and slider and really good command of my fastball. The curve ball had them out in front," McCord said. "Last week I felt like I did well but I didn't have a good feel for my pitches. This week was my best performance feel-wise."
COURTESY: Auburn Media Relations
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