COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Hunter Melton hit a grand slam and finished with six RBIs to lead Texas A&M past Auburn 6-2 on Friday night in the opener of an SEC series.
Nick Banks went 3-for-4 and scored a pair of runs for the Aggies.
Auburn managed just four hits. Anfernee Grier (Russell County) had one of them. Daniel Robert and Blake Logan drove in the Tigers' runs.
Keegan Thompson took the loss. He allowed six runs on 10 hits in seven innings.
The teams resume the series at 5 p.m. Saturday on the SEC Network.