Blake Bearden drove in a career-best four runs, including a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning, as the Auburn Montgomery baseball team rallied for a 7-6 victory over Thomas University Tuesday.
With the win, the Warhawks improved to 25-15 on the year, while the Night Hawks fell to 19-20 overall.
Bearden recorded three of AUM’s 10 hits, while Shane Turner also had three hits. Hayden Hillyer finished 2 for 4 with a run batted in. Chad Mansmann scored twice and drove in a run.
Nathan Taylor started the game for the Warhawks, allowing three earned run and four hits in 4 1/3 innings. Chad Reeves (5-2) earned the victory by tossing 2 2/3 innings of relief, while Britt Wilson struck out the side in order of the ninth to earn his sixth save of the year. Will Ruffin also threw a scoreless inning.
After falling behind by a run after the home half of the first inning, AUM picked up a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame.