Damek Tomscha tied the game with a sixth-inning two-run home run and Cullen Wacker hit a tie-breaking sacrifice fly three batters later as the Auburn baseball team evened its series against No. 18 Ole Miss with an 8-5 win on Saturday night. The win improved Auburn's record to 26-19, 8-15 SEC while Ole Miss fell to 33-15, 12-11 SEC.
The bottom four in Auburn's lineup combined to go 8-for-16 with six runs scored and six RBI. Jordan Ebert had a single, scored a run and drove in two from the six-hole, Ryan Tella was had two hits, including a double, scored two runs and had a RBI from the seven spot, Tomscha drove in two with his homer and Blake Austin had a RBI and scored twice.
Trailing 5-3 after Ole Miss put three on the board in the fifth, Tella led off the sixth with a single to knock Ole Miss starter Mike Mayers out of the game. Aaron Greenwood (3-3) came in from the bullpen to face Tomscha, who sent a 1-1 offering over the wall in left for his fourth home run of the season to tie it at 5-5.
Austin, who finished the night 4-for-4, followed with the second of his three doubles and went to third on a wild pitch before scoring on Wacker's sac fly to left for the 6-5 lead.
Auburn added two insurance runs in the seventh when doubles from Tella and Austin both drove in runs.
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