Auburn baseball hosts Tiger Classic this weekend



 
 2014 Auburn Baseball - Games 5-7 - Tiger Classic
 Dates  Friday-Sunday, Feb. 22-24
 Schedule  Friday - 2 p.m.: ETSU (2-2) vs. California (2-2)| Live Stats
 Friday - 6 p.m.: UAPB (0-6) vs. Auburn (2-2) | Live Stats | Watch Live ($)
 Saturday - 2 p.m.: UAPB vs. ETSU | Live Stats
 Saturday - 6 p.m.: California vs. Auburn | Live Stats | Watch Live ($)
 Sunday - 10 a.m.: California vs. UAPB | Live Stats
 Sunday - 2 p.m.: ETSU vs. Auburn | Live Stats | Watch Live ($)
 Location  Plainsman Park | Seating Chart | Parking
 Tickets  Buy Tickets Online | Auburn Baseball Ticket Information
 Radio  Friday - 94.3 FM | Saturday/Sunday: 98.7 FM/1400 AM
 (Rod Bramblett, Andy Burcham, Van Riggs)
 Online  Auburn Game Notes | Live Audio | Twitter: @AUTigerBaseball
 
 Probable Starting Pitchers
 Friday  RHP Dillon Ortman (1-0, 0.00) vs. TBA
 Saturday  LHP Michael O'Neal (0-1, 1.50) vs. LHP Kyle Porter (0-0, 1.80)
 Sunday  RHP Keegan Thompson (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Jimmy Nesselt (1-0, 3.86)
 
 
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn continues its eight-game homestand this week by playing host to the Tiger Classic, which runs Friday-Sunday at Plainsman Park. The Tigers will welcome Arkansas-Pine Bluff, California and East Tennessee State for six games over three days.

Auburn (2-2) will play the second game of each day. The Tigers take on UAPB at 6 p.m. Friday, California at 6 p.m. Saturday and ETSU at 2 p.m. Sunday. AuburnTigers.com will have live video of all three Auburn games, and Rod Bramblett, Andy Burcham and Van Riggs will have the call on the Auburn IMG Sports Network.

The Tigers will look to bounce back after dropping their home opener on Wednesday to Alabama State, 9-3. This weekend will mark Auburn's first-ever meetings in baseball with Arkansas-Pine Bluff and California, and it will be the first time Auburn has faced ETSU since 2008.

AuburnTigers.com will have live stats for all six games of the tournament, and all three of Auburn's games will be available via live streaming.

Tickets for this weekend's tournament and the entire 2014 Auburn baseball season remain on sale at AuburnTigers.com or by calling 855-AUB-2010.

FRIDAY:
First Pitch: Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the 6 p.m. game vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:
Ticket Exchange: Bring in your used ticket from Friday's gymnastics meet vs. Georgia or Saturday's men's basketball game vs. Vanderbilt and receive FREE admission to Saturday's or Sunday's baseball game! Redeem your used ticket stub at the Plainsman Park ticket booth.

The Tigers went 2-1 in the season-opening weekend, defeating Indiana State and Connecticut while dropping a 1-0 heartbreaker to Ohio State at the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla.
dfThrough the first three games, Auburn pitching had only allowed two earned runs. Six of Alabama State's nine runs Wednesday night were earned.
Auburn has stolen 11 bases through four games (4 vs. Indiana State, 6 vs. Connecticut, 1 vs. Alabama State).
Auburn's six stolen bases vs. Ohio State were more than in any game in 2013 and its most since swiping eight in a win over Alcorn State in 2012.
Sunday starter RHP Keegan Thompson had nine strikeouts in his career debut vs. UConn (2/16), the most by any Auburn pitcher since Jon Luke Jacobs had 11 vs. South Alabama in 2012.
Freshman Anfernee Grier is the only Auburn player to hit safely in all four games so far.
Auburn has five players that have reached base safely in all four games thus far - Blake Austin, Dan Glevenyak, Anfernee Grier, Damon Haecker and Damek Tomscha.
Auburn is tied for the SEC lead with six sacrifice bunts. Jordan Ebert leads all individuals in the league with 3.
  Auburn vs. UAPB: First Meeting
Auburn vs. California: First Meeting
Auburn vs. ETSU: Auburn leads 4-1/Auburn has won last 4 meetings
  The Tigers will host Alabama A&M at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, before welcoming Presbyterian College to Plainsman Park for a three-game series Feb. 28-March 2.