Auburn Baseball Notebook - Feb. 17

Feb. 17, 2014


Overall: 2-1
Last Week: 2-1
SEC: 0-0
Non-Conference: 2-1
Streak: W1

Last Week's Results:
(Snowbird Classic - Port Charlotte, Fla.)
Feb. 14 - vs. Indiana State (W, 4-0)
Feb. 15 - vs. Ohio State (L, 0-1)
Feb. 16 - vs. Connecticut (W, 7-3)

This Week's Schedule:
Feb. 19 - Auburn vs. Alabama State (2-1), 3 p.m.
Feb. 21 - Auburn vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-4), 6 p.m.
Feb. 22 - Auburn vs. California (2-2), 6 p.m.
Feb. 23 - Auburn vs. East Tennessee State (0-1), 2 p.m.

Keegan Thompson - Fr. - RHP/1B - Cullman, Ala.
--Got 1st career win in collegiate debut vs. UConn (5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 9 K)

Dillon Ortman - Sr. - RHP - Huntsville, Ala.
--Earned win on Opening Day, combined with Justin Camp for shutout of Indiana State
--5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Anfernee Grier - Fr. - OF - Phenix City, Ala.
--Hit safely in all three games at Snowbird Classic

The Auburn Tigers (2-1) opened the 2014 season and the Sunny Golloway era taking two of three games at the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. ... The Tigers earned wins over Indiana State (4-0) and Connecticut (7-3) while dropping a 1-0 heartbreaker to Ohio State ... Sunny Golloway made his Auburn debut with a 4-0 win over Indiana State ... Golloway is the seventh Auburn coach since 1949 to win his debut with the Tigers and the first to do so with a shutout victory ... Golloway is 14-3 as a head coach on Opening Day ... Auburn's 4-0 win over Indiana State was its first Opening Day shutout since 2007 (15-0 win over Hofstra) ... Since 1949, Auburn is 50-16 on Opening Day and has won four-straight season-openers ... Senior RHP Dillon Ortman picked up the Opening Day win ... His 75 pitches were the second-most he has ever thrown, and his 5.0 innings were one shy of a career-long outing ... Auburn had five freshmen in the Opening Day starting lineup - 1B Keegan Thompson, 2B Damon Haecker, CF J.J. Shaffer, RF Anfernee Grier, DH Daniel Robert ... Two other freshmen - C Blake Logan, IF Brett Binning - made their Auburn debuts over the weekend ... Auburn stole 10 bases over the three games (4 vs. Indiana State, 6 vs. Ohio State) ... Auburn did not steal its 10th base until the 14th game of 2013 and did not steal more than five in any game last year ... J.J. Shaffer, Dan Glevenyak and Ryan Tella each had two steals during the opening weekend ... Senior 3B Damek Tomscha had a career-high 3 RBI in Auburn's win over Connecticut ... Freshman RHP Keegan Thompson struck out nine batters in his Auburn debut vs. Connecticut; it marked the most strikeouts for an Auburn pitcher since Jon Luke Jacobs had 11 vs. South Alabama in 2012 ... Freshman RF Anfernee Grier was the only Auburn player to hit safely in all three games ... Auburn will begin an eight-game home stand Wednesday with the home opener vs. Alabama State at 3 p.m. ... The Tigers will host Arkanasas-Pine Bluff, California and East Tennessee State in the Tiger Classic from Friday-Sunday at Plainsman Park.