AUBURN, Ala. – Coming off its series win vs. Georgia, Auburn (16-7-1) continues its non-conference midweek slate against North Alabama (5-17) Tuesday at 6 p.m. CT at Plainsman Park.
“We have another critical week,” head coach Butch Thompson said. “Now that it’s been 48 hours, we must look ahead and figure out the strategies to help us win another week that’s in front of us.”
The game will be broadcast on the Auburn Sports Network and can be heard locally on 93.9 FM. It will also be streamed digitally on SEC Network+.
Tuesday – Fr. LHP Drew Nelson (1-1, 7.59) vs. Fr. RHP Avery Brown (0-2, 15.43)
Auburn is 6-0 in midweek games this season and has outscored the opponent 59-29.
The team has won 13 straight regular season midweek games dating back to Mar. 29, 2022.
The Tigers haven’t lost to an in-state opponent since Mar. 29, 2022 (12-0).
The team is hitting .346 and has turned in a 4.42 ERA in midweek games.
Auburn is 13-4-1 at home this season and has won 26 of its last 33 homes games dating back to the end of last year (26-6-1).
The Tigers have nine comeback wins this season and 31 such wins since the beginning of 2022.
Drew Nelson will make his second straight midweek start Tuesday against North Alabama.
Nelson is 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 8.1 innings in his last three appearances.
Bryson Ware has a hit in 22 of 24 games this season and has reached safely in all 24 contests.
Ware ranks top five in the SEC in batting average (.407), home runs (11), slugging percentage (.879) and total bases (80).
Auburn has started a left-handed pitcher in 15 of its last 17 games, including eight straight.
Auburn is 6-0 all-time against North Alabama and has outscored the Lions 58-19.
SCOUTING THE LIONS
North Alabama enters the week with a 5-17 overall record.
The Lions started the season 4-3 but have dropped 14 of the last 15 games since Mar. 4.
Offensively, North Alabama is hitting .244 as a team and are led by freshman outfielder Ethan Walker’s .340 clip. Graduate infielder Kyle Machado leads the way with six homers and 19 RBI.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Gates open one hour prior to first pitch.
Fans are encouraged to park in the athletics complex parking deck, coliseum lot, Neville Arena lot and stadium parking deck.
All transactions for concessions, merchandise and tickets will be contactless and cashless (credit/debit and Tiger Cards only).
In addition to the home plate concessions, Chick-fil-A will be available on the patio located down the first base line and in the Tiger Terrace down the left field line, excluding Sundays.
A pop-up Auburn Team Shop will be located inside the gates behind home plate.
Auburn Athletics will continue to provide digital tickets for the 2023 baseball season. Digital tickets help to increase convenience, flexibility and safety for fans on gamedays.
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