The Auburn Doubledays allowed five runs in the final two innings in an 8-3 loss to the Connecticut Tigers at Falcon Park Thursday.
The Doubledays were held to four hits in the loss. They went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11.
J.T. Arruda registered two hits and one run, while Caldioli Sanfler had one hit, an RBI and a run.
Auburn starter Nelson Galindez allowed six hits and three earned runs over three innings of work. Gilberto Chu then struck out six, walked one and gave up two hits over 3 1/3 innings of relief.
Tyler Yankosky surrendered three hits, two walks and five earned runs over two innings in the loss, and Jordan Bocko struck out one and gave up one hit over the final 2/3 of an inning.
The Tigers scored first with a run in the second and tacked on two more runs in the next inning.
The Doubledays cut their deficit to two when Sanfler scored on an error in the fifth, and Auburn knotted the score at 3-3 in the seventh. Sanfler hit an RBI single and David Masters then worked a bases-loaded walk.
Connecticut retook the lead when Hector Martinez grounded into a fielder's choice in the top of the eighth, and the Tigers plated four insurance runs on an error and a single in the ninth.
Auburn (12-14) wraps up the series against Connecticut Friday.