The best way to describe Auburn’s performance as of late is mediocre. They have gone 2-2 since competing in the Round Rock Classic two weeks ago. The Tigers hosted the 18th ranked Boston College Eagles for a three-game series this past weekend. Auburn lost the series two games to one. They lost game one 8-2, they won game two 16-1, and then lost game three 11-9 in 10 innings. The Tigers traveled up to Birmingham on Tuesday night to take on the UAB Blazers. They won 6-5 in an exciting eighth inning comeback.
Auburn’s pitching staff has shown how good they can be this season. However, they are known to struggle at times. The Tigers are consistently out performing their opponents from the mound. The team earned-run-average is 3.56, while their opponent’s earned-run-average is 9.15. They also have 113 strikeouts so far this season, while they have only been struck out 78 times. The aces leading the way for the rest of this Tiger staff are Mason Barnett and Trace Bright. Mason has 10.2 innings pitched, an earned-run-average of 0.84, and he has only allowed 1 earned run. Trace has 16 innings pitched, an earned-run-average of 1.13, has only allowed 2 earned runs, and has recorded 13 strike outs.
Auburn is also consistently outperforming their opponents offensively. The team bating average is .328, while opponents are only hitting .220 against them. The Tigers have scored 121 runs in just 12 games, have a team on-base percentage of .432, and a team slugging percentage of .532. The Tigers leading the way at the plate are Tyler Miller and Bryson Ware. Tyler has a batting average of .419, has scored 13 runs, has 18 hits, and has batted 18 runs in. Bryson has scored 17 runs, has 17 hits, and has batted in 14 runs.
Auburn hosts the Little Rock Trojans for a three-game series this weekend. They play Lipscomb Bisons next Tuesday, and then travel to Oxford, MS to take on the fourth ranked Ole Miss Rebels. SEC play is right around the corner, and Auburn needs to perform better consistently to compete in the most challenging division in college baseball, but the Tigers are definitely up to the challenge. War Eagle!