AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn wraps up its weekend non-conference schedule by hosting Little Rock for three games at Plainsman Park.
First pitch Friday is set for 4 p.m. CT. Saturday’s game will begin at 2 p.m. followed by the series finale Sunday at 1 p.m.
All three contests can be heard on the Auburn Sports Network. Saturday’s game will be broadcast national on SEC Network, and the other two contests will air digitally on SEC Network+.
Friday – Sr. RHP Cody Greenhill (1-0, 2.89) vs. Sr. RHP Aaron Funk (0-1, 5.68)
Saturday – So. RHP Mason Barnett (1-0, 0.84) vs. Sr. RHP Hayden Arnold (1-1, 8.49)
Sunday – So. RHP Trace Bright (2-0, 1.12) vs. R-Jr. LHP Jack DeCooman (0-1, 4.15)
Auburn enters the final weekend of non-conference play as the national leader in runs scored (121) and ranks in the top 10 in the NCAA in eight offensive categories.
In 30 games since the start of last season, the team has recorded the most hits (353) and has scored the second most runs (279) in Division I.
Auburn has hit 17 home runs through 12 games and is one of three teams to have seven players with multiple home runs this season – joined by LSU and Old Dominion.
The Tigers’ weekend rotation of Cody Greenhill, Mason Barnett and Trace Bright marks the team’s fourth different weekend rotation through four weeks this season.
The trio is 4-0 with a 1.50 ERA, 30 strikeouts and 14 walks in 36.0 innings this season.
Auburn has also utilized 10 different lineups – both positionally and with the batting order – through 12 games this season.
This weekend marks the first meeting between Auburn and Little Rock.
SCOUTING THE TROJANS
Little Rock enters the weekend with a 5-5 overall record. The Trojans are coming off a series win at North Alabama, taking the final two games against the Lions by a combined score of 19-4.
Offensively, Little Rock is hitting .278 as a team and is led by John Michael Russ, who is 18-for-36 through nine games this season.
The Trojans have turned in a 5.29 staff ERA and have nine relievers who have registered an ERA of 3.00 or lower to this point in the season.
Gates open one hour prior to first pitch.
In accordance with current state health COVID-19 guidelines, Plainsman Park capacity will be reduced to approximately 20 percent to begin the 2021 Auburn baseball season.
Seats will be arranged in pods of two and four with proper social distancing between each available seating group. Available and unavailable seats will be marked accordingly.
Plainsman Patio and Tiger Terrace will be unavailable to begin the season. In addition, alternative viewing spaces outside the park, including the stadium parking deck, will not be available for the 2021 season.
Face coverings (over the nose and mouth) will be required for all spectators and gameday workers upon entry and while inside Plainsman Park. Guests may remove face coverings while actively eating or drinking. Failure to comply with the mask expectation could result in removal from Plainsman Park.
All transactions for concessions and merchandise locations at Plainsman Park will be contactless and cashless (credit/debit and Tiger Cards only).
Enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures throughout the park prior to and during all games will be in effect for the 2021 season.
For all information regarding attendance and health and safety procedures throughout the 2021 season, please visit the Auburn baseball gameday page.