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Auburn Baseball Notebook – Mar. 11
March 11, 2018

Auburn Baseball Notebook

Overall: 15-1
Last Week: 3-1
SEC: 0-0
Non-Conference: 15-1
Streak: L1

Last Week's Results:
Tuesday - at UAB (W, 11-8)
Friday - vs. Northeastern (W, 6-0)
Saturday (Game one) - vs. Northeastern (W, 14-8)
Saturday (Game two) - vs. Northeastern (L, 2-1)

This Week's Schedule:
Tuesday - vs. Georgia Tech (6 p.m.)
Wednesday - vs. Memphis (6 p.m.)
Friday - vs. No. 8 Texas A&M (7 p.m.)
Saturday - vs. No. 8 Texas A&M (2 p.m.)
Sunday - vs. No. 8 Texas A&M (1 p.m.)

Last Week's Top Performers

Casey Mize - Jr. - RHP - Springville, Ala.

1 GS, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 13 K

  • Turned in the ninth no-hitter in Auburn history and the fourth individual no-hitter in the SEC in the last 22 seasons. It was the first Auburn no-hitter since 2002.
  • Struck out a career high 13 batters, marking the most by an Auburn pitcher since Jon Luke Jacobs also struck out 13 in 2012.
  • Did not issue a walk in a start for the sixth time since the start of last season. The lone Northeastern baserunner reached on a fielding miscue in the fourth inning.
  • Struck out the side in his first inning of work and retired the first 10 batters he faced – six via the strikeout.



Cody Greenhill – Fr. – RHP – Russellville, Ala.

2 GP, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 SV, 6.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

  • Pitched 2.0 perfect innings and earned his third save of the season at UAB. Stuck out three Blazers and needed only 16 pitches to retire six batters.
  • Tossed a season-high 4.2 innings of scoreless relief and allowed one hit with one walk and four strikeouts vs. Northeastern. Retired 13 of the last 14 batters he faced.
  • Entered Sunday as the SEC leader in ERA (0.49).

Brett Wright – R-Jr. – C – New Caney, Texas

4 GP/3 GS, .500/.667/1.750, 6 R, 1 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 4 BB, 1-1 SB

  • Came off the bench as a defensive replacement and hit the go-ahead, three-run home run in the eighth inning at UAB.
  • Hit a pair of home runs in a series-clinching win against Northeastern, becoming the first Auburn player to hit two home runs in a game since Anfernee Grier in 2016.
  • His three RBI at UAB and vs. Northeastern were a season high, and hit two runs and two hits vs. Northeastern matched a season high.
  • Has reached base in all 12 games he has played in this season.

Team Notes

Auburn got off to the second-best start in program history by winning its first three games of the week and improving to 15-0 on the season before dropping the series finale vs. Northeastern … the Tigers bested the 13-0 mark to start the 2001 season and trailed only the 17-0 start in 1997 … started the week with a five-run comeback win at UAB, marking Auburn’s largest comeback win since coming back from seven runs down vs. Florida A&M on Feb. 22, 2017 … Josh Anthony and Brett Wright hit a pair of three-run home runs in the seventh and eighth innings, respectively, to mount the comeback … junior right-hander Casey Mize tossed a no-hitter in the series opener vs. Northeastern … it marked Auburn’s ninth no-hitter in program history and the first since 2002 … it was also the fourth individual no-hitter in the SEC in the last 22 seasons … his 13 strikeouts were a career high and the most by an Auburn pitcher since 2012 … the Tigers totaled nine home runs on the week, including six in the series-clinching win vs. Northeastern Saturday … the six home runs were the most in a game since hitting seven vs. Mississippi State on May 8, 2010 … Brendan Venter homered in his first at-bat in back-to-back games, and Wright became the first Auburn player to hit two home runs in a game since Anfernee Grier in 2016 … Wright and Anthony hit back-to-back home runs to start the sixth inning and became the firs Auburn duo to go back-to-back since 2015 … Auburn’s 19 home runs through 16 games this season matches the total from the first 40 games a year ago … the team has scored 147 runs through 16 games, marking the most runs to this point in a season since scoring 149 runs in the first 16 games of the 2002 season … nine members of the team finished the weekend with 10 or more RBI … freshmen Steven Williams and Edouard Julien lead the way with 19 and 17 RBI apiece.

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