Auburn baseball hosts Kennesaw State Tuesday night

March 24, 2014





 

 2014 Auburn Baseball - Game 26
 Matchup  Auburn Tigers (17-8, 4-2 SEC) vs. Kennesaw State Owls (12-15, 1-5 ASUN)
 Schedule  Tuesday, March 25 - 6 p.m. | Live Stats | Watch Live
 Location  Plainsman Park | Seating Chart | Parking
 Tickets  Buy Tickets Online | Auburn Baseball Ticket Information
 Radio  Local Broadcast: WGGZ 94.3 FM
 (Van Riggs, Joe Beckwith)
 Online  Auburn Game Notes | Live Audio/Video | Twitter: @AUTigerBaseball
 
 Probable Starting Pitchers
 Tuesday  TBA

AUBURN, Ala. -- The newly-ranked Auburn baseball team is back in action at Plainsman Park on Tuesday night for their second meeting of the season with the Kennesaw State Owls. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

The Tigers (17-8, 4-2 SEC), which earned a national ranking in four of five polls Monday, have won both of their series in conference play to start the season and find themselves in a tie for first place atop the SEC Western Division standings. Auburn won two of three on the road at Tennessee over the weekend and also took a pair of games from Coppin State at home last week.

Kennesaw State (12-15, 1-5 ASUN) has struggled of late, dropping its last six contests, including a sweep at the hands of Lipscomb over the weekend.

Van Riggs and Joe Beckwith will call the action on WINGS 94.3 FM with coverage beginning at 5:45 p.m. Fans can also follow online with live video, audio and stats available at AuburnTigers.com.

TUESDAY
2-for-1 Tuesday: Buy one ticket, get one free!
Game Presented by Kinnucans: Free koozies for fans
Post-Game Autographs: Auburn players will sign autographs along the left-field wall after the game

• Auburn is tied for the lead in the SEC Western Division with a 4-2 conference record.
• The Tigers are coming off a series victory at Tennessee, their second series win of the season and the fifth-straight SEC series victory dating back to 2013.
• Auburn has the longest active streak of winning SEC series (5 straight).
• With their No. 21 ranking in this week's Baseball America poll, the Tigers are ranked by that publication for the first time since April 2, 2012.
• Auburn is in the Top 25 in four of five major polls. The highest ranking is No. 20 from Collegiate Baseball.
• Auburn has gone five games without committing an error, the longest error-free streak in at least 20 years.
• The Tigers have a fielding percentage of .987 in SEC games, which ties for the league lead.
• The Tigers have won nine straight games against non-SEC opponents.
• Auburn has pitched two one-hitters this month after going 12 years without pitching one.
• Auburn has been hit by pitch 45 times this year, including at least once 23 of 25 games.
• Opponents are hitting just .118 against freshman RHP Keegan Thompson, which leads the SEC.
• In SEC games, Auburn leads the conference in batting average (.310), on-base percentage (.367), fielding percentage (.987), hits (61),

• Auburn:
--No. 21 by Baseball America
--No. 20 by Collegiate Baseball
--No. 25 by NCBWA
--No. 24 by Perfect Game
--Receiving votes in USA Today Coaches' Poll
• Kennesaw State is unranked.

The Tigers will play in the initial ESPNU Thursday Night SEC Baseball game of the season as they open a three-game series against the Missouri Tigers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Friday's game is set for 6 p.m., and Saturday's game will begin at noon with FSN carrying the telecast.