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Auburn Regional Recap for Day 1

Here is your Auburn Regional Recap for Day 1.

Auburn 9 Jacksonville State 7

AUBURN, Ala. – Playing in front of a jam-packed Plainsman Park, Auburn used three home runs and the reliable relief pitching of Slade Smith and Austin Hubbard to pick up a 9-7 win over Jacksonville State in Auburn’s NCAA Regional opening game on Friday night. The win pushed top-seeded Auburn into the winner’s bracket, where it will face second-seeded Clemson at 6pm CT on Saturday.

"We knew coming into this ballgame that we were going to be challenged by a very good Jacksonville State squad. I told our players that this game is going to come down to the little things that happen during a game," Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski said. "Nothing came easy for us tonight. Jacksonville State, as they did the first time, gave us everything we could handle."

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Clemson 10 Southern Miss 1

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -Will Lamb went 3 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs to help Clemson cruise to a 10-1 victory over Southern Mississippi on Friday in the opening game of the Auburn Regional.

Scott Weismann allowed four hits and one run over seven innings for the Tigers (39-21), who scored six runs in the sixth inning and led throughout.

"It was an awful good way to get started," Clemson coach Jack Leggett said. "We played very well defensively, and that’s always a great place to start."

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