The Auburn Doubledays battled back from a three run deficit to force extra innings, but lost to the Batavia Muckdogs 7-4 in 10 innings at Falcon Park Monday.
Narciso Mesa singled in Estarlin Martinez in the bottom of the ninth to tie the score, 4-4, but the Doubledays couldn't complete the comeback, giving up three runs in the top of the 10th.
The Doubledays struggled with Muckdogs starter Corey Baker, and didn't get a hit until they were down by three in the bottom of the fifth.
Brandon Miller hit a one-out double, moved to third on a Craig Manuel single and scored on a Wes Schill sacrifice fly.
Baker went five innings, allowing three hits and one run, but didn't get a decision.
The Doubledays added two more runs in the eighth off of the Muckdogs' bullpen, with Mesa scoring on a wild pitch and Mike McQuillan, who doubled, scoring on a Shawn Pleffner single.
Miller and Spencer Kieboom each went 2-for-4.
Auburn starter Brett Mooneyham went four innings, allowing five hits, two walks and two runs. He struck out three.
Travis Henke struck out six batters over two innings of relief, but he gave up four hits and two runs.
Bryan Harper tossed two hitless innings, striking out two, before Jack McGeary threw a scoreless ninth.
McGeary let the first two batters on base in the 10th before Derek Self was brought in. McGeary was given the loss.
Jose Pasen was credited with the win. The Batavia reliever gave up two hits and a run over the final two innings.
Auburn (36-24) still leads the Pinckney Division by four games, and will begin a three game set with third place State College at Falcon Park Tuesday.