AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn begins a four-game homestand this week by welcoming UAB to Plainsman Park Tuesday at 6 p.m. CT.
The game can be heard on the Auburn Sports Network and will be broadcast nationally on SEC Network. Tickets are available for the midweek contest and can be purchased here.
Tuesday – Fr. RHP Jack Sokol (1-0, 0.00) vs. R-Fr. Jonah Smith (0-1, 8.10)
Auburn is coming off its first SEC series win of the season after winning the final two games at No. 20 Georgia Friday and Saturday.
The series win against the No. 20 Bulldogs was Auburn first road series win since taking two of three games at No. 7 Mississippi State in 2017.
Twenty-three of Auburn’s games this season have been decided by two runs of fewer, including the matchup at UAB on Mar. 9. The Tigers are 9-14 in those contests.
The Tigers rank third in the SEC and seventh in the country with 62 home runs.
Ryan Dyal became the 12th player to homer this season with a solo shot at Georgia Friday, marking the most players to homer in a season since 2010 (15).
Jack Sokol is set to make his second start and third appearance Tuesday. The freshman righty earned the win in 4.0 scoreless innings vs. Alabama A&M on Feb. 24.
Tyler Miller has driven in a league best 51 runs through 40 games, marking the most by an Auburn through 40 games since SEC Player of the Year Hunter Morris in 2010 (52).
Miller’s 51 RBI are already tied for the sixth most by an Auburn player since 2011.
SCOUTING THE BLAZERS
UAB enters the week with a 15-30 overall record and 8-16 mark in Conference USA coming off a four-game series split against UTSA in Birmingham.
The Blazers are hitting .347 as a team and are led by Chandler Simpson’s .317 clip. The team is a threat on the base paths with 58 stolen bases this year.
On the mound, UAB has turned in a 6.08 staff ERA. Starting pitcher Jonah Smith is set to make his first start of the season and second of his career Tuesday.
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 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.