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Alabama cruises past Auburn

3208 days ago
Alabama Athletics
Photo: Zach Bland

AUBURN, Ala. -- Alabama baseball completed the sweep of Auburn with a 14-4 blowout victory on Sunday afternoon inside Plainsman Park. Geoffrey Bramblett collected his team-leading seventh win of the season to help the Crimson Tide improve to 28-24 overall and 11-16 in conference play.

Bramblett tossed 6.0 innings, allowing just three earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six batters to claim the victory. Ray Castillo and Thomas Burrows closed out the game, allowing just one run and striking out three across the final 3.0 innings of work.

The Alabama offense put together 16 hits on the afternoon, including multi-hit efforts from Georgie Salem, Cody Henry and J.C. Wilhite. Salem finished the day with a season-high tying four hits in five attempts that included one run scored. The junior also made a run-saving, highlight-reel catch in center field to end the seventh inning and preserve the Crimson Tide's lead. Henry put together a 3-for-5 day that included two doubles, an RBI and a team-high four runs scored. Wilhite wrapped up his afternoon at 4-for-4 and reached base safely in all five of his at-bats, drawing a walk while also adding two runs scored.

The sweep was Alabama's first sweep of the season and marked the first time the Crimson Tide have taken all three games of a series in Auburn since May 7-8, 1983. The 10-run win is the largest margin of victory over the Tigers since a 13-3 win in Auburn on May 16, 2009.

Next up for Alabama is a Tuesday midweek game with Mercer. The Crimson Tide and Bears will meet in Huntsville at Joe W. Davis Stadium for the final midweek game of the season. The two teams will square off at 6:30 p.m. in what will act as a home game for Alabama.