Auburn baseball set to host UAB Tuesday night

May 12, 2014







 2014 Auburn Baseball - Game 53
 Matchup  Auburn Tigers (27-25) vs. UAB Blazers (34-16)
 Schedule  Tuesday, May 13 - 6 p.m. | Live Stats | Watch Live
 Location  Plainsman Park | Seating Chart | Parking
 Tickets  Buy Tickets Online | Auburn Baseball Ticket Information
 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
 Tuesday  TBA vs. TBA

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn Tigers begin a four-game homestand to close out the 2014 regular season with a non-conference game against in-state rival UAB at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The Tigers (27-25) seek to bounce back after dropping two of three games at Kentucky over the weekend and carry some momentum into the final SEC series of the season against LSU, which begins Thursday at Plainsman Park.

Meanwhile, UAB (34-16) is looking to extend the nation's sixth-longest active winning streak and play its way into contention for an at-large NCAA bid. The Blazers come into Tuesday's game having won 10 straight, including two straight Conference USA series. The Blazers are a game behind Rice for the C-USA title with one week left in the season.

One streak will have to end Tuesday night - UAB has won its last 10 games in a row, and Auburn has beaten UAB 15 consecutive times.

Rod Bramblett and Andy Burcham will be on the mic for the radio broadcast on the Auburn IMG Sports Network, which can be heard locally in Auburn on WGGZ 94.3 FM. Fans can access live audio, video and 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!
Post-Game Autographs: Auburn players will sign autographs following the game along the left-field wall

• Auburn is 43-9 all-time against UAB, dating back to 1979.
• The Tigers have a 27-2 record against the Blazers in games played in Auburn.
• Auburn has won its last 15 meetings with UAB, dating back to the 1997 season.
• UAB enters the game with the sixth-longest active winning streak in the country at 10 games.
• This is the final non-conference game of the season for both teams.
• Auburn is coming off a 2-1 series loss at Kentucky last weekend; UAB swept a home series against Tulane.
• The Tigers are 17-8 in non-conference games this season, including a 14-5 record in games played at Plainsman Park.
• Auburn is 5-6 against in-state opponents this season (1-3 vs. Alabama; 1-1 vs. Alabama State, 0-2 vs. Samford, 1-0 vs. Troy, South Alabama & Alabama A&M).
• The next Auburn hit batsman will be the 74th of the season, breaking the school record of 73 from the 2010 season.
Ryan Tella pitched 3.2 innings in relief at Kentucky on Sunday, striking out five hitters including three straight with the bases loaded and no outs in the seventh inning. His 5 K's tied the most by an Auburn reliever this season.
Jordan Ebert enters the week with a .361 average, second-best in the SEC. He is six points behind Ole Miss' Austin Bousfield for the league lead with four games to go.

Auburn wraps up the 2014 regular season as the LSU Tigers visit Plainsman Park for a three-game weekend series. The series runs Thursday-Saturday with games at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.