Baseball hosts Bethune-Cookman in midweek action

May 5, 2014





 

 2014 Auburn Baseball - Game 49
 Matchup  Auburn Tigers (25-23) vs. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (22-27)
 Schedule  Tuesday, May 6 - 6 p.m. | Live Stats | Watch Live
 Location  Plainsman Park | Seating Chart | Parking
 Tickets  Buy Tickets Online | Auburn Baseball Ticket Information
 Radio  WGGZ 94.3 FM
 (Rod Bramblett, Andy Burcham)
 Online  Auburn Game Notes | Live Audio/Video | Twitter: @AUTigerBaseball
 
 Probable Starting Pitchers
 Tuesday  LHP Daniel Koger (1-0, 3.14) vs. RHP Gabriel Hernandez (1-2, 3.90)

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn Tigers will look to get back on the winning track Tuesday night as Bethune-Cookman visits Plainsman Park for a 6 p.m. non-conference baseball game.

The Tigers (25-23) seek to snap a three-game skid after being swept at the hands of Mississippi State last weekend at home. Auburn's bats will look for a boost after scoring just one run in three games over the weekend.

Bethune-Cookman (22-27) is coming off a series win at Savannah State to claim the MEAC Southern Division title over the weekend. The Wildcats close their regular season this week with Tuesday's game at Auburn and a weekend series at Washington.

Rod Bramblett and Andy Burcham will be on the mic for the radio broadcast, which can be heard locally in Auburn on WGGZ 94.3 FM. Fans can access live video and live stats at AuburnTigers.com. Fans can also follow @AUTigerBaseball on Twitter for inning-by-inning updates throughout the game.

TUESDAY
2-for-1 Tuesday: Buy one ticket, get one free!
National Teachers Day: Half-price admission ($4) with valid school staff ID
Post-Game Autographs: Auburn players will sign autographs following the game along the left-field wall

• Auburn is 2-1 all-time against Bethune-Cookman, dating back to 2009.
• The Tigers are 16-8 in non-conference games this year.
• At Plainsman Park, Auburn has a 13-5 non-conference record in 2014.
• Sophomore Jordan Ebert enters the week as the fourth-leading hitter in the Southeastern Conference (.356).
• Freshman RHP Keegan Thompson has the SEC's sixth-best ERA (1.91) and fourth-lowest opposing batting average (.194).
• Senior RHP Dillon Ortman is seventh in the SEC with a 2.07 ERA and second in the league with 87.0 innings pitched. Ortman is tied for the league lead with 8 wins.
• Senior 3B Damek Tomscha ias the SEC's second-best on-base percentage (.465).
• Auburn is one hit batter away from tying the school record of 73, set in 2010. Tiger hitters have been plunked 72 times in 48 games, led by 13 each from Damon Haecker and Damek Tomscha.
• Auburn ranks fourth in the SEC with 68 stolen bases this year. Auburn is on pace for 79 steals in the regular season.
• The Tigers have committed one error or fewer in each of their last 11 games (4 total errors).

The Tigers will hit the road for the final time in 2014 to face the Kentucky Wildcats in a three-game SEC series. The series runs Friday-Sunday in Lexington, Kentucky.