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Auburn shuts out Ole Miss to take series

1992 days ago
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AUBURN, Ala. -- Cody Nulph was 4-for-4 with four RBIs and Rocky McCord threw 6.1 shutout innings as Auburn earned the series victory with a 14-0 win over Ole Miss in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday at Plainsman Park.

"I think it was really big," Auburn head coach Sunny Golloway said. "I think the way he went out there in the first inning and put a zero up and we scored one, we had a chance to score more but they run the double play and we don't get the run at home. We go back and put one up and I really started to see him ease through it a little bit better. I think getting Rocky the lead was important, but remember he put the donuts up there early. Then we got the big inning and you could really see him go to work."

McCord posted a career-high for innings in a SEC start with 6.1. He struck out six and scattered five hits as he improved to 3-3 on the season.

Auburn (25-16, 7-11 SEC) scored a season-high 14 runs and rapped out a season-best 19 hits. It was the most hits and runs in an SEC game for the Tigers since scoring 15 runs on 20 hits at Kentucky on April 9, 2011.

The 14-run margin of victory is the largest for the Tigers in an SEC game since knocking off Ole Miss 18-4 on May 21, 2010.

Auburn scored a single run in both the first and second innings, but really busted the game open in the fifth with a five-run frame.

Five different Tigers had run-scoring hits in the inning including Austin Murphy (RBI triple), Damon Haecker (RBI single), Nulph (RBI double) and Kyler Deese (RBI double). Melvin Gray also added a RBI groundout.

Auburn added three more in the fifth on a two-run double by Nulph and a RBI single from Jackson Burgreen.

The Tigers tacked on their final four runs of the day with four runs in the seventh with the biggest hit a three-run double by Gray.

Gray had three hits on the day and his first career four RBI night. Daniel Robert added three hits as six Tigers had multi-hit games.

Three Auburn pitchers completed the game with Izaac Yarbrough recording his eighth consecutive scoreless appearance and Justin Camp striking out the side in the ninth.