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Auburn Baseball Notebook – Mar. 4
March 4, 2018

Auburn Baseball Notebook

Overall: 12-0
Last Week: 4-0
SEC: 0-0
Non-Conference: 12-0
Streak: W12

Last Week's Results:
Tuesday - at No. 15 South Alabama (W, 7-6)
Friday - vs. BYU (W, 4-3)
Saturday (Game one) - vs. BYU (W, 21-4)
Saturday (Game two) - vs. BYU (W, 9-5)

This Week's Schedule:
Tuesday - at UAB (6:30 p.m.)
Friday - vs. Northeastern (5 p.m.)
Saturday - vs. Northeastern (1 p.m.)
Sunday - vs. Northeastern (1 p.m.)

Last Week's Top Performers

Brendan Venter - Jr. - IF - Flower Mound, Texas

  • Stayed hot from the plate as he went 10-for-18 for the second straight week and added three runs, three doubles and four RBI in four games
  • Extended his hitting streak to nine games and has recorded two or more hits in eight of the last nine, including five straight. Has turned in multiple hits in nine of 12 games this season
  • Turned in a pair of hits with a RBI in the first road game of the season at No. 15 South Alabama
  • Went 8-for-13 in the three game series vs. BYU and matched a season-high with three hits in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader

Edouard Julien – Fr. – IF/OF – Quebec City, Quebec

  • Earned a pair of starts and went 3-for-7 with three runs, one double, two home runs and eight RBI
  • Got the Auburn offense going in the series opener vs. BYU with a three-run home run in the second inning – the first of his career – and drove in all four runs in the win
  • Hit a pinch-hit grand slam in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader to put an exclamation point on a 21-4 win. The pinch-hit grand slam was Auburn’s first since Mar. 19, 2000



Calvin Coker – Sr. – RHP – Kyle, Texas

  • Made two appearances and threw 5.0 scoreless innings
  • Helped bridge the gap from Andrew Mitchell to Cody Greenhill in a 7-6 road win at No. 15 South Alabama as he pitched 1.1 innings of mid-relief
  • Entered Friday’s game vs. BYU with one out in the sixth inning and recorded the final 11 outs to earn his second save of the season. Didn’t allow a hit and issued one walk with three strikeouts

Team Notes

Auburn continues its best start since 2001 as the Tigers are 12-0 and off to the third best start in program history … Auburn started the 2001 season 13-0 and the 1997 season 17-0 … the Tigers are the lone SEC team and entered Sunday as one of seven teams in the country to remain undefeated … the team’s 11-game home winning streak is the second longest in program history … Auburn previously won 12 straight games at Plainsman Park from Mar. 30 – May 4, 2001 … with 34 more runs this weekend, Auburn has now totaled 115 runs through 12 games this season, marking the most runs to this point in a season since scoring 138 runs in the first 12 games of the 2000 season … the Tigers’ offense exploded for 21 runs in game two of its series vs. BYU and have now scored 20+ runs in two games this season, marking the first time to do so since 2010 … thirteen different Tigers recorded a hit in Saturday’s rout of the Cougars, including the first career hits for Cade Evans, Brett Olson and Judd Ward – all coming in pinch-hit appearances in the seventh inning … the 13 different players to record a hit in a game are the most since 13 players also recorded a hit in a 22-0 win vs. Alcorn State on Feb. 21, 2012 … the Tigers have allowed only 38 runs this season, marking the fewest runs allowed through 12 games since allowing 37 runs in the first 12 games of the 2016 season … Auburn also hit three more home runs on the week, raising its season total to 10 … Auburn didn’t hit its 10th home run of the season a year ago until Apr. 8 at Texas A&M – 33 games into the season … one of the Tigers home runs came a pinch-hit grand slam from Edouard Julien, marking Auburn’s first pinch-hit grand slam since 2000.

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