AUBURN, ALABAMA (EETV)- Auburn Baseball is set to host Yale on Friday in the first home series of the season for the Tigers. Auburn is heading into this game on a three-game winning streak after taking down Troy on Wednesday.
Auburn took down Troy in that game 13-1. Junior Bryson Ware had a standout performance in that win as he hit his first career grand slam and drove in six total runs. Samford transfer, Sonny DiChiara, hit his first career home run in and Auburn uniform in the win. DiChiara has 42 career homeruns now and is tied for fourth among active players in that category.
The Tigers have heated up at the plate the last two games. Auburn tallied six hits and scored two runs in the first two contests of the season. In the last two games, Auburn has tallied 26 hits and scored 25 runs.
On the flip side, the Auburn pitching staff has been just as good. This is the second straight season in which the Tigers staff has given up only six runs through the first four games of a season. The Tigers have only given up 15 hits in those four games. The lowest since 2015.
This will be the first time since 1923 that Auburn and Yale have faced off in the diamond. Yale has not played a baseball game since March 11, 2020. Almost two full seasons.
The three-game series will start on Friday at 6 p.m. CST. The Tigers and Bulldogs will face again on Saturday and Sunday with first pitch times set at 2 p.m. CST and 12 p.m. CST respectively.
Probable Starters for the three-game series (Auburn vs. Yale):
Friday – Sr. RHP Jordan Armstrong (0-0, 0.00) vs. Sr. RHP Grant Kipp (0-0, 0.00)
Saturday – So. RHP Joseph Gonzalez (1-0, 0.00) vs. Jr. RHP Mike Walsh (0-0, 0.00)
Sunday – Jr. RHP Trace Bright (1-0, 0.00) vs. TBA
Gates open one hour prior to first pitch and Fans are encouraged to park in the coliseum parking lot, athletics complex parking deck and the ground level of the stadium parking deck. The Auburn Arena parking lot will be closed on Friday due to the gymnastics meet.
Students who plan on using the new outfield viewing plaza do not need to enter through the main student gate and can bring in outside food or beverage.