AUBURN, Ala. – No. 15 Auburn (12-0) hits the road for the second time in the midweek this season for an in-state clash with UAB (5-5) Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala. First pitch at Regions Field, the home of the Birmingham Barons, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT.
Tuesday’s matchup will be broadcast on the Auburn Sports Network. You can listen on the radio on WTGZ-FM (93.9), online at AuburnTigers.com, or on a mobile device via the TuneIn app. The game will also be streamed on C-USA TV.
- Fr. RHP Ryan Hoerter (0-0, 0.00) vs. Sr. RHP Isaiah Gonzales-Montoya (1-0, 1.35)
- At 12-0, Auburn is off to its third best start in program history. The Tigers previously started the 2001 season 13-0 and the 1997 season 17-0.
- Auburn’s 12 wins are tied for the second most in the country behind Texas Tech (13). The Tigers are the only SEC team and one of five teams in the country that remain undefeated. The others include Florida State, Louisville, Oregon State and Texas Tech.
- The Tigers’ 12-game winning streak is the longest since the start of the 2001 season and the 10th longest in program history - 13 (five times), 14 (two times), 16 (1976), 17 (1997).
- After scoring 34 more runs in the series vs. BYU, Auburn has totaled 115 runs through 12 games, marking the most runs to this point in a season since scoring 138 runs through 12 games in 2000. The Tigers run total ranks sixth in the NCAA and the team’s 9.6 runs per game rank seventh.
- The Tigers’ offense exploded for 21 runs in game two of its series vs. BYU and has now scored 20+ runs in two games this season, marking the first time to do so since 2010.
- After cracking the Baseball America and NCBWA top 25 last week, Auburn continued to rise in the rankings as the team has been tabbed No. 15 (USA TODAY), No, 18 (D1 Baseball, Perfect Game) and No. 20 (Baseball America) this week. The Tigers were ranked as high as No. 4 in the country a season ago and were ranked No. 25 in Baseball America’s final poll a season ago.
- Auburn holds a 47-10 all-time record in the series vs. UAB, including a 16-7 record on the road. The Tigers suffered an 8-2 loss in the most recent matchup against the Blazers at Regions Field last season but won 19 straight in the series leading up to the game.