AUBURN, Ala. – With two weekends remaining in the regular season, Auburn wraps up its SEC home schedule with a three-game series against Texas A&M.
First pitches at Plainsman Park are scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. CT, Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
“It’s a critical point in our season here,” head coach Butch Thompson said. “It feels like a postseason-type mindset for us.
“Any way you look at it, we have to find a way to win this series,” Thompson added. “Our players know that, that’ll be the message that I convey to them. We’re at this stage and we’d love to play our best baseball and win a home series.”
The games will be broadcast on the Auburn Sports Network. All three contests with also be streamed on SEC Network+.
Friday – Sr. LHP Jack Owen (1-4, 5.65) vs. Sr. LHP Dustin Saenz (5-5, 4.48)
Saturday – Jr. RHP Richard Fitts (0-3, 6.96) vs. Jr. LHP Chris Weber (1-2, 3.88)
Sunday – TBA vs. TBA
Auburn will honor six seniors ahead of Saturday’s game against Texas A&M – Judd Ward, Rankin Woley, Cody Greenhill, Peyton Glavine, Steven Williams and Jack Owen.
The senior class has accounted for 114 wins in parts of four seasons and helped lead Auburn to back-to-back super regionals for the first time in program history, including the first College World Series appearance in 22 years.
Ward is second on the team in career games played (159) and games started (141) and is one of five Tigers with 100 or more career hits.
Woley is one of two players in Auburn history to be named academic and athletic All-America in the same season and has started in all but four games in his career.
Greenhill ranks tied for fourth in program history in career saves (20) and just outside top 10 in ERA (2.80) and relief appearances (57).
Glavine has registered career bests in nearly every category in 2021 and ranks 2nd in relief ERA.
Williams needs one HR to enter the top 10 in program history and is second among active SEC players in career hits (178), home runs (34) and RBI (132).
Owen earned the start in Auburn’s first College World Series game in 22 years in 2019 and entered the season as one of eight SEC pitchers with a sub-4.00 career ERA and 100 or more innings pitched.
SCOUTING THE AGGIES
Texas A&M enters the weekend with a 27-23 overall record and is a game ahead of Auburn with a 7-17 mark in conference play.
The Aggies are coming off a series win against Ole Miss at home last weekend.
Junior infielder Will Frizzell leads the team in nearly every offensive category including average (.349), hits (65), doubles (11), home runs (18) and RBI (48). Frizzell ranks second in the country with 130 total bases.
Texas A&M’s pitching staff has turned in a 4.46 staff ERA, including a 6.63 clip in league play, and ranks fifth in the league with 516 strikeouts.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Gates open one hour prior to first pitch.
In accordance with current state health COVID-19 guidelines, Plainsman Park capacity will be reduced during the 2021 Auburn baseball season.
Fans must arrive to the ballpark via Donahue Drive or Wire Road to Heisman Drive as Biggio Drive is currently closed. Fans are now allowed to enter through the gates at the Tiger Terrace and down the right field line.
Spectators are required to wear face coverings when entering and exiting Plainsman Park and in public spaces, such as concourses, restrooms and concession lines, and are encouraged to wear them when seated.
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.
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