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Auburn Welcomes Three Teams In For Baseball Tournament; Friday Game Times Changed

Feb. 20, 2013

Baseball Tournament | Feb. 22-24 | New Friday Schedule
Noon - College of Charleston vs. Indiana State
4 p.m. - MTSU vs. Auburn
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Tournament Central | Rain Plan | Auburn Tournament Notes

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 Last Meeting
College of Charleston4
March 5, 2011
Charleston, S.C.
Beisner And Alvord Drive In Three Each In 7-4 Win Over No. 18 College Of Charleston
Brooks Beisner finished with three RBIs and was a triple shy of the cycle while Zach Alvord went 2-for-4 with three RBIs as the No. 25 Auburn baseball team defeated No. 18 College of Charleston, 7-4, on Saturday afternoon at The Ballpark at Patriots Point. Derek Varnadore improved to a perfect 3-0 for Auburn, working into the seventh while scattering four runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out five.

Auburn came from behind to win all four of its games last weekend, highlighted by a Damek Tomscha walk-off home run on Opening Day. The four comeback wins is almost half of the nine Auburn posted in all of 2012.

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.

All changes to the schedule will be posted on-line at and will be available via twitter @AUTigerBaseball.

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

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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