March 21, 2013
The Auburn baseball team looks to continue its recent success against No. 3 LSU as the two teams square off for three games at Alex Box Stadium at Baton Rouge, La., this weekend. Auburn (15-6, 0-3 SEC) has won three straight series over LSU (19-2, 2-1 SEC), its longest three-game series winning streak over LSU since it won four consecutive three-game series from 1979-82.
Game times for the weekend are 7pm on Friday, 6:30pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. All three games will air live on the Auburn Baseball Radio Network. Sunday's game will also air live on CST.
The Last Meeting
March 25, 2012
Auburn Comes Up A Run Short, Falls 4-3 To No. 8 LSU
The Auburn vs. LSU baseball series featured three one-run games and for the first time all weekend Auburn came up on the short end, falling 4-3, as No. 8 LSU scored the game-winning run in the top of the ninth. The loss dropped Auburn's record to 15-9, 4-2 SEC. LSU is now 18-6, 3-3 SEC.
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Auburn's pitching rotation for the series will be sophomore left-hander Daniel Koger (0-1, 3.49 ERA) on Friday and junior left-hander Michael O'Neal (4-1, 1.99 ERA) on Saturday. Sunday's starter is yet to be determined.
LSU will start right-hander Aaron Nola (2-0, 3.41 ERA) on Friday, right-hander Ryan Eades (4-0, 1.69 ERA) on Saturday and left-hander Cody Glenn (3-1, 2.25 ERA) on Sunday.
Auburn goes into the series hitting .269, 11th in the SEC, led by Garrett Cooper and Blake Austin, who are both hitting .328 on the year. Cullen Wacker and Jordan Ebert are also both hitting .313 with Wacker carrying a seven-game hitting streak into the weekend.
Auburn's pitching staff has a 3.16 ERA, 10th in the SEC, and it is the lowest staff ERA this deep into a season since the 2005 team had a 2.74 ERA at the same point. Junior reliever Conner Kendrick goes into the weekend among the SEC leaders in ERA (0.79, second), opponent batting average (.123, first), saves (two, tied for 10th), hits allowed (nine, first), runs allowed (two, second), earned runs allowed (two, second) and walks allowed (six, tied for ninth).
LSU is second in the conference with a .304 team batting average and is seventh with a 2.70 ERA.
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