Justin Camp spins 2-hitter to topple Tennessee
AUBURN, Ala. - Senior right-hander Justin Camp threw his first career complete game with a two-hit shutout of Tennessee in a 2-0 win for Auburn baseball on Friday at Plainsman Park.
"Our players came out tonight and played unbelievable defense," Auburn head coach Butch Thompson said. "Our goal was to knock their guy out in the first inning and get Justin (Camp) some run support. Justin has had two unbelievable outings in a row and I couldn't be more proud of him. I thought he looked even more fresh in the ninth inning than he did at the start of the game. Our guys went out today and played arguably their best SEC game of the season."
It was the first shutout for an Auburn pitcher since Dillon Ortman defeated Texas A&M in 2014.
Camp retired 13 in a row beginning with the second out of the first inning until a bunt single by Max Bartlett with two outs in the fifth. He struck out seven on the night and induced 14 ground-ball outs.
He improved to 3-2 on the season. Camp has now recorded 15 consecutive scoreless innings and has not allowed an earned run in 17 innings.
Auburn (16-19, 4-10) scored two in the first inning on a RBI single by Blake Logan and a run-scoring fielder's choice from Damon Haecker. That was all Camp would need.
Anfernee Grier had two hits to lead the Tigers. Chris Hall had the other hit for Tennessee (20-15, 4-10).
Tennessee starter Zach Warren allowed two runs on five hits in five innings. He dropped to 4-4 on the season.
Auburn and Tennessee wrap the series on Saturday at 1 p.m.