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Samford baseball defeats Auburn 8-2

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn had two solo home runs against Samford but could not manage another hit while the Tigers’ pitching staff was tagged for 16 hits in an 8-2 loss at Plainsman Park.

Samford’s Kyle Putkonen (3-2) earned the win, throwing seven complete innings and holding Auburn to just two runs on hits while striking out eight batters.

Samford (15-26) took Auburn starter Paul Burnside (1-3) for four runs on seven hits and three walks in 4 1-3 innings.

Auburn returns to SEC play this weekend at No. 6 LSU.