Auburn made a statement to everyone who ever doubted them with a clean sweep of the Atlanta regional. The Tigers defeated host Georgia Tech, 4-1, at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Auburn will move on to face North Carolina in the Super Regional, played in Chapel Hill. The best-of-three series will be played next weekend, with game times to be announced later. It is the second-straight season that AU has played in a Super Regional.
Bailey Horn entered the game with the team’s highest ERA at 7.56. But he shut the Yellow Jackets down for six innings. He even had to come back after a two-hour rain delay that separated his three-inning spurts.
It was in that sixth inning that the Tigers eventually broke through on on offense. After a dropped pop-up in left field, Rank Woley laced a one-out RBI single into center field to make it 1-0. The next batter, Steven Williams, finished off his historic regional with a two-run double down the left field line.
Williams, who has struggled all season, had two home runs and 10 RBIs in this three-game set.
Russellville native Cody Greenhill came in to get the final nine outs.