AU Baseball closing in on SEC tourney berth - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

AU Baseball closing in on SEC tourney berth

AUBURN, AL. – The Auburn baseball team will attempt to get one step closer to clinching the program's first Southeastern Conference Tournament berth since the 2003 season when it plays host to Mississippi State this weekend at Plainsman Park. Auburn, which is ranked 19th in the country, comes into the game 30-15 overall and 12-9 in the SEC while Mississippi State is 20-25, 5-16 SEC. 

Auburn has won three of its last four SEC series, which includes win over then No. 3 LSU at home and then No. 7 Arkansas on the road, to move to within two games of the top spot in the SEC West race. In the overall standings, Auburn is fifth with nine conference games remaining, four games ahead of ninth-place Tennessee. 

Still the preeminent offense in the SEC with a .348 team batting average, which is eighth nationally, Auburn will be facing the 11th-best pitching staff in the 12-team league as Mississippi State sports a 6.00 team ERA. 

Game times for the series are 6:30pm CT on Friday, 3pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. 

The pitching matchups for the series are So. LHP Cory Luckie (5-2, 6.23

ERA) vs. Sr. LHP Tyler Whitney (0-2, 4.84) on Friday, TBD vs. Fr. RHP Chris Stratton (4-3, 5.64) on Saturday and Jr. LHP Grant Dayton (5-2, 4.86) vs. TBA on Sunday. 

Friday night's game will be followed by fireworks (weather permitting) while Saturday will be Beach Day at the Ballpark as beach music is played and there are beach-themed promotions. The first 500 fans into Saturday's game will receive caps from Cook's Pest Control. 

Sunday is Family Day where fans can get four tickets, four hot dogs and four drinks for $30 with advance purchase and Kids Run the Bases following the game presented by ALLKids. The first 500 fans through the gates will also receive Team Trading Card Set No. 4 from Longhorn Steakhouse.

  • SPORTSSPORTSMore>>

  • The Legacy of MegaChunn

    The Legacy of MegaChunn

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:30 PM EST2017-12-16 03:30:27 GMT
    (Source: Troy Athletics)(Source: Troy Athletics)

    Troy senior running back Jordan Chunn is prepping for his final game in the cardinal and white.

    More >>

    Troy senior running back Jordan Chunn is prepping for his final game in the cardinal and white.

    More >>
  • Old rivals set to square off Saturday

    Old rivals set to square off Saturday

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:03 PM EST2017-12-16 03:03:18 GMT
    Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson (left) and Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill (Source: WSFA 12 News)Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson (left) and Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    On Saturday, old Sun Belt Conference rivals will meet once again. Arkansas State (7-4) and Middle Tennessee (6-6) will lace up their cleats and hit the gridiron against one another for the first time since 2012.

    More >>

    On Saturday, old Sun Belt Conference rivals will meet once again. Arkansas State (7-4) and Middle Tennessee (6-6) will lace up their cleats and hit the gridiron against one another for the first time since 2012.

    More >>
  • Gene Stallings receives Alabama Football Legend Award

    Gene Stallings receives Alabama Football Legend Award

    Friday, December 15 2017 8:37 PM EST2017-12-16 01:37:57 GMT
    Gene Stallings speaks at a luncheon for the Alabama Football Legend Award. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Gene Stallings speaks at a luncheon for the Alabama Football Legend Award. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Former Alabama Coach Gene Stallings was in Montgomery Friday to be presented with the fourth Alabama Football Legend Award ahead of the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

    More >>

    Former Alabama Coach Gene Stallings was in Montgomery Friday to be presented with the fourth Alabama Football Legend Award ahead of the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly