Auburn baseball hosts South Carolina on A-Day Weekend

April 17, 2014



 2014 Auburn Baseball - Games 39-41
 Matchup  Auburn Tigers (21-17, 6-9) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (28-9, 8-7)
 Schedule  Friday, April 18 - 6 p.m. CT | Live Stats | Watch Live
 Saturday, April 19 - 4 p.m. CT | Live Stats | Listen Live | A-Day Info
 Sunday, April 20 - 1 p.m. CT | Live Stats | Listen Live
 Location  Plainsman Park | Seating Chart | Parking
 Tickets  Buy Tickets Online | Auburn Baseball Ticket Information
 TV  Saturday: CBS Sports Network
 (Brad Johansen, Paul Byrd)
 Sunday: CSS | Watch Live -
 (Matt Stewart, Joe Beckwith)
 Radio  Auburn IMG Sports Network
 (Rod Bramblett, Andy Burcham)
 Local Broadcast: WGGZ 94.3 FM | Network Affiliates
 Online  Auburn Game Notes | Live Audio/Video | Twitter: @AUTigerBaseball 
 Probable Starting Pitchers
 Friday  RHP Dillon Ortman (6-2, 2.02) vs. LHP Jordan Montgomery (5-2, 3.48)
 Saturday  RHP Keegan Thompson (5-2, 1.72) vs. LHP Jack Wynkoop (5-2, 2.33)
 Sunday  RHP Trey Wingenter (1-1, 1.93) vs. RHP Wil Crowe (6-2, 2.13)

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn Tigers return to Plainsman Park for the first time in three weekends for a crucial SEC series against the nationally ranked South Carolina Gamecocks. The series runs Friday-Sunday with game times set for 6 p.m., 4 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.

Auburn (21-17, 6-9 SEC) is looking to bounce back after dropping its last three games, including two of three at Alabama and a midweek contest at Samford. The Tigers have been tougher at home, boasting a 15-8 record in the friendly confines of Plainsman Park.

South Carolina (28-9, 8-7 SEC) will also be seeking its first win in awhile as the Gamecocks have lost four in a row coming into the weekend. Carolina dropped two of three at home to Florida last weekend, then lost a pair of midweek games to Charleston Southern and The Citadel on Tuesday and Wednesday. Auburn has not won a series against South Carolina since 1997, and the Tigers have dropped eight straight meetings over the last three seasons.

Saturday's and Sunday's games will be televised. CBS Sports Network will carry the Saturday contest with Brad Johansen and Paul Byrd on the call, and CSS is slated to televise the Sunday game with Matt Stewart and Joe Beckwith calling the action.

Rod Bramblett and Andy Burcham will be on the mic for the Auburn IMG Sports Network, calling all three games across the network. The broadcast can be heard locally in Auburn on WGGZ 94.3 FM, and fans can access live audio and live stats at

• Auburn is 19-41 all-time against South Carolina, and the Gamecock have won eight straight meetings.
• Auburn is looking for its first series win over South Carolina since the 1997 season.
• Senior Dan Glevenyak set a school record and tied an SEC record when he was hit four times in last Friday's win at Alabama. He became the 21st player in NCAA Division I history to be hit four times in a single game, one shy of the record.
• Auburn is third in the league in batting average (.287) but 12th in runs scored (172).
• Auburn turned four double plays at Alabama on Saturday (4/12), tying the school single-game record.
Ryan Tella has gone 4-for-5 in two of the last four games he has played.
• Freshman Damon Haecker enters the weekend on a 10-game hitting streak. He is the third Auburn player with a streak of 10 games or more this year (Damek Tomscha, 10; Anfernee Grier, 11)
• Sophomore Jordan Ebert enters the week as the second-leading hitter in the Southeastern Conference (.372). Ebert had his first career four-hit game at Ole Miss (4/4).
• Opponents are hitting just .174 against freshman RHP Keegan Thompson, which ranks 3rd in the SEC.
• Auburn ranks second in the SEC with 65 stolen bases this year. Auburn is on pace for 95 steals in the regular season, which would rank sixth in school history for a single-season.

• Auburn is unranked.
• South Carolina is ranked No. 6 by the USA Today Coaches' Poll and the NCBWA, No. 11 by Baseball America and No. 15 by Collegiate Baseball.

Auburn will host South Alabama for a midweek non-conference contest at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 22. The Tigers will then hit the road for a three-game SEC series at Arkansas next Friday-Sunday.