Auburn, South Alabama square off Tuesday night

April 21, 2014





 

 2014 Auburn Baseball - Game 42
 Matchup  Auburn Tigers (22-19) vs. South Alabama Jaguars (17-22)
 Schedule  Tuesday, April 22 - 6 p.m. | Live Stats | Watch Live
 Location  Plainsman Park | Seating Chart | Parking
 Tickets  Buy Tickets Online | Auburn Baseball Ticket Information
 TV  ESPN3.com | Watch Live
 (Andy Burcham, Gabe Gross)
 Radio  Auburn IMG Sports Network
 (Rod Bramblett, Van Riggs)
 Local Broadcast: WGGZ 94.3 FM | Network Affiliates
 Online  Auburn Game Notes | Live Audio/Video | Twitter: @AUTigerBaseball
 
 Probable Starting Pitchers
 Tuesday  LHP Daniel Koger (1-0, 3.60) vs. LHP Jared Gates (1-4, 3.93)

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn Tigers look to get back on track Tuesday night as in-state rival South Alabama visits Plainsman Park for a 6 p.m. non-conference game.

The Tigers (22-19) are coming off their fourth straight SEC series loss and a week in which they went 1-3 overall. Auburn dropped two of three games to nationally ranked South Carolina at home over the weekend and also fell in a midweek contest at Samford last Tuesday.

South Alabama (17-22) also dropped two of three in Sun Belt Conference play last week, falling in their series at Western Kentucky. The Jaguars have lost five of their last six coming into the weekend, having also dropped a non-conference game to Southeastern Louisiana and a conference series to Arkansas State in the last two weeks.

This will be the first meeting between the teams since 2012. Auburn won that meeting, a 7-0 decision at home, to snap a three-game skid against the Jaguars.

ESPN3.com will carry a broadcast of the game with Andy Burcham and Gabe Gross calling the action.

Rod Bramblett and Van Riggs will be on the mic for the Auburn IMG Sports Network. The broadcast can be heard locally in Auburn on WGGZ 94.3 FM, and fans can access live audio and live stats at AuburnTigers.com.

TUESDAY
2-for-1 Tuesday: Buy one ticket, get one free!
Koozie Giveaway: Free koozie to first 500 fans, courtesy of Logan Square Apartments
Post-Game Autographs: Auburn players will sign autographs following the game along the left-field wall

• Auburn is 23-47 all-time against South Alabama with the Jaguars having won 7 of the last 10 meetings.
• The Tigers won the last meeting, a 7-0 decision on March 20, 2012.
• Auburn is sixth in the SEC in batting average (.282) but 13th in runs scored (181).
• Auburn committed just one error in 115 chances in the South Carolina series for a .991 fielding percentage.
• Sophomore Jordan Ebert enters the week as the second-leading hitter in the Southeastern Conference (.364). Ebert had his first career four-hit game at Ole Miss (4/4).
• Senior RHP Dillon Ortman is 7-2 going into the week, which ties for the most wins by a pitcher in the SEC.
• Ortman pitched his second complete game of the season against South Carolina on Saturday, giving Auburn four complete games this season. Auburn has not had four complete games in a season since recording 5 in 2002.
• RHP Keegan Thompson has the SEC's fourth-best ERA (1.66) and third-lowest opposing batting average (.187).
• Auburn ranks second in the SEC with 66 stolen bases this year. Auburn is on pace for 94 steals in the regular season, which would rank sixth in school history for a single-season.

The Tigers will hit the road for an SEC Western Division showdown with the Arkansas Razorbacks. Game times are 6:35 p.m. Friday, 6:05 p.m. Saturday and 1:05 p.m. Sunday at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.