Game Day Info: Auburn Baseball vs Florida, Game OneApril 26, 2018
The spotlight will be on the Auburn Tigers tonight, as they travel to Gainesville to begin a three-game series with the #1 Florida Gators
There are a few key headlines entering this series between Auburn and #1 Florida… including a dreamy pitching matchup, a winning streak, and an offensive explosion.
Auburn rides a six-game winning streak into Gainesville, outscoring opponents 70-19. Last weekend, Auburn outscored Alabama 44-10 en route to their first sweep over their rivals in Tuscaloosa since 1976. Many players have contributed to this streak, including freshman Steven Williams. Williams was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week after going 6-for-10 at the plate in the series against Alabama, reaching base 12 times and picked up eight RBI. He followed that performance by going 4-for-4 with a long ball in Tuesday’s 7-2 win over Samford.
Williams and fellow freshman and roommate Edouard Julien are neck-and-neck when it comes to leading stat categories. Williams holds the lead in batting average (.331), Julien holds the advantage in home runs (9). Both are tied with the team lead in RBI, with 40 each. It has become a bit of a competition for both players, Williams mentioned during Tuesday night’s post-game press conference.
— Brooke Kirchhofer (@brookechesney) April 25, 2018
Mize vs Singer: Part Two
According to a tweet from Andy Burcham of the Auburn Sports Network, approximately 38 scouts will be at McKethan Stadium to watch this duel between potential top-10 draft picks Casey Mize and Brady Singer on Thursday night. Both pitchers enter with an 8-1 record and ERA’s lower than 2.80.
How to Watch, How to Listen
Game one between Auburn and Florida will be in Prime Time. The Tigers and Gators square off tonight at 6 P.M. Central on ESPNU. The game will also be available online via the watchESPN app. The all-star broadcast team of Clay Matvick and Chris Burke will have the call on television.
Auburn Sports Network coverage begins at 5:45 pm with insight and an interview with Head Coach Butch Thompson. “The Voice of the Tigers” Rod Bramblett will have the call, alongside Andy Burcham. Tune to your local Auburn Sports Network affiliate, or listen to the call on the TuneIn Radio App, just search “Auburn Sports Network.”