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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tigers finish off sweep of Rebels

If there was any doubt the No. 16 Auburn Tigers could swing the bat, they obliterated it this weekend. After claiming games one and two against No. 17 Ole Miss at Oxford-University Stadium, the Tigers made it a clean sweep by winning Game 3 11-1.

As was the case in the first two games, Auburn jumped out to an early lead on Saturday and never was closely contested the rest of the game.

Trent Mummey got Auburn’s scoring going in the first, hitting a two-run homer in the game’s second at-bat.

Following a solo homer by Ole Miss’ Matt Snyder in the bottom of the second, Auburn responded with a seven-run third to pull ahead 9-1.

Ole Miss starter David Goforth was tagged with the loss, allowing seven runs (five earned) in 2.1 innings of work, while Auburn starter Grant Dayton improved to 8-2.

The Tigers’ three-game sweep is the first time Ole Miss has been swept in a three-game series since the Kentucky in 2006.

It’s also Auburn’s first three-game sweep in Oxford since 1976.

NEXT UP: With the regular season over, the Rebels must now turn their sights to the post season. Next up for Ole Miss is the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday in a first-round matchup at the SEC Tournament.

During the regular season, South Carolina took two of three from Ole Miss in Columbia, S.C. (May 22, 2010)

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