Auburn baseball is almost home. But before the Tigers can return to Plainsman Park for a crucial weekend series against Arkansas, they’ll wrap up their 8-game road trip at Kennesaw State.
Butch Thompson’s team opened its season-long trip by dropping 2 of 3 games at Texas A&M. Auburn turned things around after departing College Station, with a high-scoring win against Samford and a series victory vs. Tennessee (2-1).
The Tigers defeated the Owls in Auburn in early March, but now they’ll have the chance to earn a season sweep against Kennesaw State and gain momentum upon their homecoming.
Here’s what you need to know about this nonconference matchup in Georgia:
Auburn baseball vs. Kennesaw State game time, details
Game 1: Tuesday, April 18, 6 p.m. ET, ESPN3 or watch online here
Location: Fred Stillwell Stadium, Kennesaw, Ga.
What TV channel is the Auburn baseball vs. Kennesaw State game on?
ESPN3 is televising the game on Tuesday.
How can I watch the Auburn baseball vs. Kennesaw State game online?
Watch the game online through WatchESPN.
How can I listen to the Auburn baseball vs. Kennesaw State game?
You can follow the game on the Auburn Radio Network.
What you should know
Southpaws to watch
Left-handed pitcher Nathan Dupree will be the likely Kennesaw starter on Tuesday evening. This season, he’s 0-3 while striking out 12 and walking 14 in 14 2/3 innings pitched (11.66 ERA). Left-handed batter Chris Erwin, who is batting .344 with 20 RBI, fuels Kennesaw’s attack. Erwin, who also pitches for the Owls, will have offensive help from Taylor Allum (.353) and Austin Upshaw (29 RBI).
Doubles, doubles everywhere
Auburn has continued its double-play dominance since departing the Plains in early April. Through their last 8 games, the Tigers have turned 12 double plays. Thompson’s squad has racked up 41 double plays in 38 games this season.
In 3 games in Knoxville, Auburn’s pitching staff only allowed 1 run in 20 innings. Auburn is 1 of 6 teams with 2 aces (Casey Mize and Keegan Thompson) on the Golden Spikes Award watch list.