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Baseball faces Kennesaw State, Alabama State this week

March 10, 2014



 2014 Auburn Baseball - Game 16
 Matchup  Auburn Tigers (9-6) at Kennesaw State Owls (10-8)
 Schedule  Tuesday, March 11 - 5 p.m. CT | Live Stats | Listen Live
 Location  Stillwell Stadium - Kennesaw, Ga.
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 Radio  WGGZ 94.3 FM - (Van Riggs)
 Game 17
 Matchup  Auburn Tigers (9-6) vs. Alabama State Hornets (15-4)
 Schedule  Wednesday, March 12 - 6 p.m. CT | Live Stats | Watch Live
 Location  Plainsman Park | Seating Chart | Parking
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 Radio  WANI 98.7 FM/1400 AM (Van Riggs, Joe Beckwith)
 Online  Auburn Game Notes | Twitter: @AUTigerBaseball
 Probable Starting Pitchers
 Tuesday  RHP Justin Camp (0-1, 2.84) vs. LHP Chris Erwin (1-0, 3.52)
 Wednesday  TBA vs. TBA

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn will play a pair of midweek games in its final tune-up for SEC play as the Tigers travel to Kennesaw State on Tuesday then return home to face Alabama State on Wednesday. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. CT Tuesday at Kennesaw and 6 p.m. Wednesday at home.

The Tigers (9-6) earned their first sweep of the season over the weekend, taking all three against Mercer at home and running their home winning streak to five straight. Kennesaw State (10-8) split a four-game series with Columbia over the weekend, and Alabama State (15-4) swept a conference series with Alcorn State and will face Troy on Tuesday before coming to Auburn Wednesday.

Redshirt sophomore RHP Justin Camp (2-1, 2.55) will get the start Tuesday at Kennesaw State. Camp will be making his third start of the season with all having come in mid-week games. He pitched 6.1 innings in the Tigers' loss to Alabama last Wednesday in Montgomery, giving up three runs on nine hits and striking out four in a no-decision. Camp will face Kennesaw State LHP Chris Erwin (1-0, 3.52), whose last start came Feb. 28 against Gardner-Webb, when he gave up one run on six hits and struck out eight over five innings to earn the win. Erwin has made three relief appearances since then, giving up just two earned runs over 5.1 innings out of the bullpen.

Auburn split two meetings with Kennesaw State in 2013 with both teams winning on the road. Kennesaw State took a 9-2 win at Plainsman Park on Feb. 26, and Auburn returned the favor with an 8-3 win at Kennesaw on March 12.

Auburn and Alabama State have yet to announce their starters for the second meeting of the season between the teams. Alabama State took a 9-3 win in Auburn's home opener on Feb. 19.

Van Riggs will have the call of Tuesday's action at Kennesaw State, and Riggs and Joe Beckwith will provide the broadcast for Wednesday's game with Alabama State. Tuesday's game can be heard on WGGZ 94.3 FM, and Wednesday's game is available on WANI 98.7 FM/1400 AM in Auburn.

• Post-Game Autographs: The team will sign autographs along the left-field wall
• Twitter Tunes: Tweet your song requests to @AUAthletics with hashtag #AUTwitterTunes

• Auburn earned its first sweep of the 2014 season over Mercer last weekend.
• The Tigers have split two all-time meetings with Kennesaw State (both coming last season.
• Auburn lost to Alabama State in the first meeting of the season on Feb. 19; it was the first loss in series history.
• Auburn is second in the SEC with 35 stolen bases, which surpasses the total steals from the 2013 season.
• Auburn leads the SEC with 25 sacrifice bunts.

• Auburn and Kennesaw State have met just twice, splitting a pair of meetings during the 2013 season.
• Auburn is 7-1 all-time against Alabama State and won the first seven meetings in the series before Alabama State took a 9-3 win on Feb. 19 of this year.

The Tigers will open Southeastern Conference play this weekend as Texas A&M visits Plainsman Park for the first time. Game times are set for 6 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.



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