Auburn Welcomes Three Teams In For Baseball Tournament; Friday Game Times Changed
The Auburn baseball team will play host to a four-team, round-robin tournament this weekend at Plainsman Park. The tournament is set to begin on Friday at noon CT when the College of Charleston takes on Indiana State. Auburn will face Middle Tennessee State at 4pm. Both game times have been moved up two hours from the previously scheduled start time due to the forecasted rain.
Auburn is 4-0 after sweeping a four-game series from Maine on opening weekend. The 4-0 start is Auburn's best since 2008 and it marks the 18th time since 1949 that Auburn has won its first four games. Auburn will look to get to 5-0 on Friday when it sends sophomore left-handed pitcher Daniel Koger (0-0, 0.00 ERA) to the mound opposite Middle Tennessee State's right-handed pitcher Hunter Adkins (1-0, 0.00). Auburn's last 5-0 start was in 2001 when the program rattled off 13 straight wins to start the season.
The rest of the weekend schedule is as follows:
Saturday, Feb. 23
College of Charleston vs. Auburn - 1pm CT
Indiana State vs. Middle Tennessee State - 5pm CT
Sunday, Feb. 24
Middle Tennessee State vs. College of Charleston - 10am
Indiana State vs. Auburn - 2pm
With rain forecasted for most of Friday, a contingency plan has been put in place to try and get all six games of the tournament played.
The Auburn Baseball tournament is presented by DRASH. Friday will be Foursquare Friday, Saturday there will be Tiger Trivia and Sunday will be Baseball Bingo. Sunday is Family Day where fans can buy three tickets and get one free (advance purchase only) when they use the promo code FAMILY on AUBTix.com.
New for 2013 is the revamped Tiger Terrace located on the third baseline. Fans are encouraged to bring their own coolers, drinks and chairs and tailgate during all home Auburn baseball games. Tickets for the Tiger Terrace tailgate are $8 and can be purchased in advance or on game day. (prohibited items include alcohol, glass, grills and tents)
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