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Local players help Troy beat #9 Auburn

(Source: Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics) (Source: Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics)
(Source: Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics) (Source: Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics)
(Source: Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics) (Source: Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics)
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Troy pulled off an upset over 9th-ranked Auburn 5-2 on Tuesday night, and they owe part of it to former Smiths Station and Russell County ballplayers.

OF Trevor Davis and pitchers Max Newton and Marc Skinner helped lift the Trojans over the Tigers.

Davis, the pride of Russell County High School, had two RBI’s in the contest, including knocking in the game’s first run in the first inning. His single to left field drove in Matt Sanders to put the Trojans up 1-0. Davis later drove in another run in the 6th. He finished 4-for-4.

Former Smiths Station Panther Max Newton earned his second win of the season, going five innings, giving up two runs with zero walks and a strikeout. He shut down a powerful Auburn offense that had come off a strong weekend against Arkansas.

Newton got more offensive help in the bottom of the 4th when Jackson Cofer hit a three-run home run to give Troy a 4-0 lead.

Another former Panther, Marc Skinner, came on to close the door for Troy. He shut Auburn down 1-2-3 in the ninth to pick up the save. It was his 18th save, tying him for the school record in career saves.

Auburn is now 30-13 on the season. They go on the road to face Mississippi State starting Friday.  

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