Auburn hosts Yale in the Home Series opener
AUBURN, ALABAMA (EETV) — Auburn Baseball hosts Yale Friday in the first home series of the season for the Tigers. Auburn goes into this game on a three-game win streak after beating Troy on Wednesday.
Auburn defeated Troy in that game 13-1. Junior Bryson Ware excelled in this win as he hit his first career grand slam and played a total of six runs. Samford transfer, Sonny DiChiara, hit his first career home run and Auburn uniform in the win. DiChiara now has 42 career homers and ranks fourth among active players in that category.
The Tigers have heated up at the plate in the last two games. Auburn hit six and scored two runs in the first two competitions of the season. In the last two games, Auburn has scored 26 hits and mustered 25 runs.
On the other hand, Auburn’s pitching staff was just as good. This is the second straight season the Tigers staff have given up just six runs in the first four games of a season. The Tigers have conceded just 15 goals in those four games. The lowest since 2015.
This is the first time since 1923 that Auburn and Yale have met in the diamond. Yale has not played a baseball game since March 11, 2020. Almost two full seasons.
The three-game streak begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. CST. The Tigers and Bulldogs will face off again on Saturday and Sunday, with first pitch times set at 2:00 p.m. CST and 12:00 p.m. CST, respectively.
Potential starters for the three-game series (Auburn vs. Yale):
Friday – Sr. RHP Jordan Armstrong (0-0, 0.00) vs. Sr. RHP Grant Kipp (0-0, 0.00)
Saturday – Sun RHP Joseph Gonzalez (1-0, 0.00) v Jr. RHP Mike Walsh (0-0, 0.00)
Sunday – Jr. RHP Trace Bright (1-0, 0.00) vs. TBA
The gates open one hour before the first pitch and fans are encouraged to park in the Colosseum car park, the athletics complex car park and on the ground floor of the stadium car park. The Auburn Arena parking lot will remain closed Friday for the gymnastics meeting.
Students wishing to use the new outfield observation deck do not need to enter through the main student gate and may bring outside food or drinks.