Auburn baseball just finished one of its best weekends in almost two decades.
The Auburn Tigers defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks on Sunday to clinch a series win on the Plains for the first time since 1996. As a result, Butch Thompson’s team ascended to No. 7 in the Baseball America Poll — the highest ranking since 2004.
Now, Auburn who has won 13 of its last 15 games will try to keep things rolling in Plainsman Park against familiar rival Georgia Tech.
Just a couple of weeks ago Auburn traveled to Atlanta for meeting with the Jackets, earning a 7-4 win. If the Tigers can notch another victory, they’ll sweep Georgia Tech for the first time since 1964.
Here’s what you need to know about Tuesday’s non-conference game in Auburn:
Auburn baseball vs. Georgia Tech game time, details
Game 1: Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m. ET, SEC Network + or watch online here
Location: Plainsman Park, Auburn, Ala.
What TV channel is the Auburn baseball vs. Georgia Tech game on?
SEC Network+ is televising the game.
How can I watch the Auburn baseball vs. Georgia Tech game online?
Watch the game online through SEC Network+ at WatchESPN on Tuesday evening.
How can I listen to the Auburn baseball vs. Georgia Tech game?
You can follow the game on the Auburn Radio Network.
Auburn baseball vs. Georgia Tech: What you should know
The last meeting
Georgia Tech is not bringing the same momentum as Auburn. Last weekend No. 4 Clemson took the series win on the Flats. The Jackets are 15-11 overall and 4-8 in ACC play. Tuesday’s game will be the 232nd all-time meeting of the two teams.
Topping the SEC
Auburn (23-7) is off to its best SEC start in 14 years, in large part because of right-handed aces Casey Mize and Keegan Thompson.
The duo is 8-1 overall with a combined ERA of 1.17. They’ve only allowed 62 hits in 84.1 innings pitched. Auburn is the only SEC team with a pair of pitchers ranked in the top 39 in ERA nationally (Thompson is 7th with 0.70, Mize is 39th with 1.58).
The Tigers are exceeding expectations and turning heads on the Plains. The attendance for Auburn’s series against South Carolina last weekend (11,914) was the largest series total at Plainsman Park since 2003.