The Auburn baseball team continues its 8-game road trip when they visit Knoxville, Tenn., on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to play the Tennessee Volunteers for a 3-game set at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
The trip has produced up-and-down results for the Auburn baseball team. The Tigers won Game 1 last weekend at Texas A&M before dropping the final two games of the series. Earlier this week, Auburn beat Samford in a shootout in Birmingham, 16-15.
This will be Auburn’s final series of the season against an East Division opponent.
Here’s what you need to know about this weekend’s series in Auburn:
Auburn baseball vs. Tennessee game time, details
Location: Lindsey Nelson Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn.
What TV channels are the Auburn baseball vs. Tennessee games on?
SEC Network is televising Game 1, you can watch Game 2 online via SEC Network+ and Game 3 is not available.
How can I watch the Auburn baseball vs. Tennessee games online?
How can I listen to the Auburn baseball vs. Tennessee games?
You can follow the game on the Auburn Radio Network.
What you should know
Pair of aces
Auburn will send two of the nation’s top starting pitchers in Games 1 and 2 with Casey Mize and Keegan Thompson. The two were named to the 2017 Gold Spikes watch list on Wednesday by USA Baseball. Mize will take the mound in Game 1. He’s 5-1 with a 1.37 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 52.2 innings. Thompson is 4-1 with a 1.27 ERA and will start Game 2. Davis Daniel (2-2, 4.86) gets the call for Game 3. As for the Vols, they’re throwing RHP Hunter Martin (4-2, 3.56) in Game 1, followed by RHP Garrett Stallings (2-0, 3.00) and they are undecided for the finale.
The 13th-ranked Tigers are 25-10 and tied with Arkansas at 8-4 atop the SEC West standings. Last season, the Auburn baseball team finished 23-33 overall and 8-22 in SEC play.
Swinging a hot bat
Conor Davis made headlines with his pinch-hit, walkoff 3-run homer with 2 outs to beat South Carolina a couple weeks ago. In his last 10 games, he’s batting .320 with three doubles, that home run and 8 RBIs.