The Auburn Tigers baseball team hosts the sixth-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks in a three-game series this weekend in a matchup of division leaders, beginning Friday night at Plainsman Park.
The Gamecocks (18-6) are bringing power to the plate. As a team, South Carolina is hitting .281 and is led by Matt Williams and Alex Destino, who have combined for 32 RBIs. Six Gamecocks have 10-plus RBIs on the season.
Auburn has struggled to find success against South Carolina in the past (AU trails 23-45 overall), but the Tigers are eager to continue their win streak and best SEC start in 14 years. To do that, Butch Thompson’s team will depend on right-handers Keegan Thompson and Casey Mize, who are a combined 7-1 (0.84 ERA).
Here’s what you need to know about the Auburn-South Carolina series this weekend in Auburn:
Auburn baseball vs. South Carolina game time, details
Game 1: Friday, March 31, 7 p.m. ET, SEC Network + or watch online here
Game 2: Saturday, April 1, 6 p.m. ET, ESPNU + or watch online here
Game 3: Sunday, April 2, 2 p.m., ET, SEC Network + or watch online here
Location: Plainsman Park, Auburn, Ala.
What TV channels are the Auburn baseball vs. South Carolina games on?
SEC Network+ is televising Games 1 and 3 of the series. Game 2 will be on ESPNU.
How can I watch the Auburn baseball vs. South Carolina games online?
How can I listen to the Auburn baseball vs. South Carolina games?
You can follow the game on the Auburn Radio Network.
What you should know
Auburn keeps rolling
Auburn has enjoyed its best start in recent history and has won 11 of its last 12 games. That includes a 4-3 win against Alabama in the Capital City Classic on Tuesday. The Tigers are 5-1 in SEC play and have opened the season with six straight series wins, both for the first time since 2003.
The Tigers have racked up the most double plays in the SEC with 26 recorded in its first 26 games this season (ranks 13th nationally). In its last 11 games, Auburn has turned 12 double plays.