for just the second time in program history and first time since 1999!
Senior first baseman Josh Anthony finished the weekend 9-for-13 and was named the Raleigh Regional Most Outstanding Player. Anthony was joined on the all-tournament team by Casey Mize, Edouard Julien, Brendan Venter, Steven Williams and Jay Estes.
Auburn put the leadoff man on base in the first 5 innings and scored each time. Auburn got the leadoff batter on in eight of nine innings. Freshman reliever Cody Greenhill (5-2, 2.11) earned the win after backing up Andrew Mitchell’s start with 4.& 1/3 innings of relief, while Davis Daniel recorded the final four outs of the game.
Mitchell allowed just one baserunner in his first 3.0 innings but issued a leadoff walk that later came around to score on a ground-rule double in the 4th. He was relieved by Greenhill after allowing a 1-out single, & both inherited runners came in to score on an RBI triple to cut the lead to 7-3. The Wolfpack threatened to cut into the 5 run lead as the home team loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. But, Greenhill went right after First Team All-ACC performer Brett Kinneman and froze the #2 hitter with a fastball to end the inning. Josh Anthony’s five RBIs tied the Auburn record for most in an NCAA Tournament game. Edouard Julien’s 17th homer of the season pushed his RBI total to 68, which ties Auburn great and National Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Thomas for the most by a freshman in program history. Auburn now moves on to The Super Regionals which start this Friday.