Damek Tomscha hit an eighth-inning, game-winning home run while Hunter Kelley robbed Ole Miss of a pair of home runs as Auburn won its series over No. 18 Ole Miss with a 5-4 win on Sunday afternoon. The win improved Auburn's record to 27-19, 9-15 SEC while Ole Miss fell to 33-16, 12-12.
"We really responded. We faced some adversity and came back and found a way to win a ballgame today," Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski said. "I thought our defense was the difference. Hunter Kelley made two spectacular plays, both of them were over the fence, and Blake Austin too. He picked a guy off second base and threw a guy out on a hit-and-run. I thought our defense did a great job today."
Tied at 4-4 going to the bottom of the eighth, Tomscha sent a 1-0 offering from Ole Miss closer Brett Huber (3-2) up over the green monster in left, his second home run in as many games after he tied Saturday's game up with a sixth-inning two-run home run.
"I got ahead in the count and he threw me a curveball down and I figured he would come at me with a fastball," Tomscha said. "I was able to get it up in the wind."
Terrance Dedrick (4-2) made the lead stand up in the ninth, retiring Ole Miss in order on six pitches to give Auburn its fourth straight series win over Ole Miss.
COURTESY: Auburn Media Relations
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