Baseball Heads To Nashville For Weekend Series
April 12, 2012
The Auburn baseball team heads to Nashville, Tenn., for a three-game series at Vanderbilt beginning Friday at 6pm. Friday's game will air live on CSS and ESPN3.com. The series then continues at 2pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday.
Auburn (18-14, 6-6 SEC) sits in third place in the SEC West, tied with Ole Miss while Vanderbilt (13-19, 4-8) goes into the series last in the SEC East and tied for 11th in the conference.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13 6PM CT HAWKINS FIELD WKKR-FM 97.7 AUBURNTIGERS.COM LIVE AUDIO CSS
SATURDAY, APRIL 14 2PM CT HAWKINS FIELD WMXA-FM 96.7 AUBURNTIGERS.COM LIVE AUDIO
SUNDAY, APRIL 15 1PM CT HAWKINS FIELD WKKR-FM 97.7 AUBURNTIGERS.COM LIVE AUDIO
Auburn is playing a SEC East team for the first time this season after opening with four straight series against SEC West foes. Auburn has used its pitching to win three of four series as the team leads the league in SEC games with a 3.24 ERA.
Garrett Cooper brings a team-best eight game hitting streak into the weekend. He is hitting .412 (14-for-34) with two doubles, a home run, five RBIs and seven runs scored during the streak, striking out just five times in those eight games. The junior first baseman has reached base safely in 30 of the 31 games he has played in this season.
GAME NOTES GAMES 33-35 AUBURN (18-14, 6-6 SEC) AT VANDERBILT (14-19, 4-8 SEC)
AUBURN ALL-TIME VS. VANDERBILT
John Pawlowski is 3-6 all-time against Vanderbilt, with all nine games coming as the head coach at Auburn ... He and Vanderbilt Head Coach Tim Corbin were both assistant coaches at Clemson during their careers ... Pawlowski was a Jack Leggett assistant from 1994-98 while Corbin was there from 1994-02 ... Both were on staff when Clemson went to the College World Series in 1995 and 1996.
Jon Luke Jacobs will be making his third career start against Vanderbilt ... Is 1-1 all-time against the Commodores, earning a win on Saturday in 2009 and taking a Saturday loss in 2011 ... In 12 career innings, he has struck out 10 while allowing just 13 hits and two walks, surrendering three earned runs in each outing ... He has never pitched at Hawkins Field.
Cory Luckie is the only player on this year's roster that played in Auburn's last win over Vanderbilt ... He threw a complete game five-hitter on Saturday in 2010 as Auburn claimed a 12-2 win in Nashville.
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