Auburn baseball sweeps South Carolina

Auburn Baseball won its first SEC series sweep of the 2022 season, winning Game 2 from behind and maintaining the late lead in Games 1 and 3 to sweep South Carolina and get in the driver’s seat to go at the SEC tournament in the top 4 to be placed Hoover, AL.

Auburn hit three homers behind starter Hayden Mullins, including two late ones from Bobby Pierce and Sonny DiChiara, to win the first game of the series at Plainsman Park 6-3. Mullins, who started inefficiently, shrugged off the defensive errors behind him to play 5.1 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs (2 earned) baseball and batting six. Chase Allsup and Carson Skipper kept the game tight, and after Auburn took a late lead, closer Blake Burkhalter closed the door. Burkhalter, registering his SEC-leading ninth save, dealt with the final five batters with four strikeouts, including reaching for a 98-mile fastball in the final at-bat.

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