No. 22 Auburn welcomes No. 18 Boston College for top 25 showdown

AUBURN, Ala. – After changes to the schedule were made this week, No. 22 Auburn is set to host No. 18 Boston College 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. Sunday’s game will also air on SEC Network+.


Friday – Jr. RHP Richard Fitts (0-1, 6.75) vs. Jr. RHP Mason Pelio (1-1, 6.00)

Saturday – So. RHP Mason Barnett (0-0, 1.69) vs. Jr. RHP Emmett Sheehan (2-0, 1.50)

Sunday – So. RHP Trace Bright (2-0, 0.82) vs. Fr. LHP Joe Vetrano (0-0, 2.45)


Auburn enters the third weekend of the season leading the country in hits (106) and runs (88) and ranking second in batting average (.361).

The Tigers are hitting .340 as a team and have scored 246 runs on 316 hits in 26 games dating back to the start of the 2020 season.

Tyler Miller has reached base in eight straight plate appearances, going 7-for-7 with four runs, a double, triple, homer and four RBI during the stretch.

Trace Bright was named the SEC Pitcher of the Week after going 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in two starts last week. Bright held Texas A&M scoreless in 6.0 IP after the Aggies scored 20 runs on 21 hits in the previous two games.

Auburn holds a 3-1 advantage in previous meetings with Boston College. The Tigers took two of three games against the Eagles in 2004 and won a 10-inning matchup, 6-5, in 2010.

This weekend marks Auburn’s first home weekend series against a ranked non-conference opponent since hosting No. 7 Arizona State for three games in 2011.


Boston College enters the weekend coming off a 6-4 win against Rhode Island Wednesday. The Eagles took two of three games at Duke to begin ACC play last weekend.

Junior outfielder Sal Frelick, who was named to the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award preseason watch list, leads the team with a .469 batting average.

The Eagles have turned in a 3.63 ERA on the mound and have struck out 74 batters in 62.0 innings pitched.


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.