Spring break did not serve the Auburn High school baseball team well, as they were swept by Sparkman in their first action since they beat Opelika last Wednesday. Sparkman, who is ranked number two in the state of Alabama, won the first game 15-4 and the second game 7-5.
In game one, Sparkman wasted no time against AHS starter Drew Williams, as they scored two runs in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. After Sparkman added another in the top of the second, Auburn junior Brooks Fuller hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second to cut the deficit to 3-1. In the top of the third, Sparkman took advantage of a couple of Auburn errors and scored two more runs to push the lead to 6-1. Auburn senior Rowdy Jordan scored on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third, but Sparkman exploded in the top of the fifth with six runs giving them a 12-2 lead. Auburn drew closer with an RBI single by Ted Benda in the bottom of the fifth followed by a Trey Woodham solo home run in the bottom of the sixth, making the game 12-4, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Sparkman scored three more runs in the top of the seventh and went on to win 15-4.
Ted Benda finished the game one for two in game one with two RBIs, and Trey Woodham recorded his team leading third home run this season. Auburn’s starter Drew Williams was hit with the loss after giving up six runs, although only two were earned.
In game two, Auburn High jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Ted Benda and an RBI ground out by Brooks Fuller. Sparkman responded with back-to-back home runs in the top of the second, making the score 2-2. Rowdy Jordan hit a homer of his own in the bottom of the second to give the tigers a 3-2 lead. Auburn scored again in thee bottom of the third thanks to an error, pushing Auburn’s lead to two. Sparkman scored a run in the forth, followed by two in the fifth and one in the sixth to give them a 7-4 lead. Junior Carson Plan hit a solo home run in the final inning for Auburn, but it wasn’t enough as Sparkman went on to win 7-5.
Rowdy Jordan finished the game two for four with an RBI from a second inning homer. Carson Plan also recorded an RBI from his homer in the seventh. Junior Drew Jennings started the game for the Tigers, and did not get a decision for his 4.0 innings allowing two earned runs and striking out three.