LIONS CLOSE SEASON WITH LOSS AT AUBURN

AUBURN, Ala. — North Alabama concluded its 2021 baseball season on the road with a 14-6 loss to Auburn.

The Lions had 11 hits in the game but left 11 runners on base, while Auburn had 16 hits, including nine for extra bases.  

North Alabama finished its season at 7-40. Auburn improved to 23-25 with the win.

The Lions took an early lead with a run in the top of the first inning as Drew Hudson got a leadoff double, went to third on a Devne Daniel single and scored on a ground-out by Kylan Barnett.

Auburn took the lead in the bottom of the first with four runs on five hits off UNA starter Chase Best.

The Lions tied the game with a three-run second inning. Peyton Thomas hit a leadoff home run and Dominick McIntyre, Levi Jensen and Ben Kiefer all walked to load the bases with one out. Hudson singled up the middle to drive in two runs and tie the game.

The Tigers went up 7-4 with three runs in the bottom of the third inning.

UNA got a run back in the top of the fourth when Luke Harper doubled and scored on an RBI-double by Jensen.

Auburn then blew the game open, adding two runs in the fourth, four in the fifth and one in the sixth for a 14-5 advantage.

North Alabama’s final run came in the seventh as Reid Homan walked and eventually scored when Landon Langston drew a bases loaded walk.

Best (1-11) took the loss for UNA, allowing seven runs on seven hits over two and two-thirds innings.

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