No. 20 Auburn hosts Alabama for final home series

Matthew Shannon/AU Athletics

AUBURN, Ala. – No. 20 Auburn (33-16, 13-11 SEC) hosts archrival Alabama (27-22, 10-14 SEC) in its final home series of the regular season Friday through Sunday.

Next Games:

vs. Alabama
May 13-15, 2022
7:30 p.m. | 2 p.m. | 3 p.m. CT
Radio: Auburn Sports Network

First pitches at Plainsman Park are scheduled for Friday at 7:30 p.m. CT, Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
"What makes our league special is the opportunities that you get and the experiences that you get," head coach Butch Thompson said. "We've positioned ourselves well. Every team in our league is still fighting these last two weeks for something. That's what makes our league special. Then you get to play your last series at home against your rival here at Plainsman Park. I can't think of anything better."
All three games will be broadcast on the Auburn Sports Network and can be heard locally on 93.9 FM. Friday and Sunday's games will be broadcast nationally on SEC Network, and Saturday's contest can be streamed on SEC Network+.  
Friday – Jr. RHP Mason Barnett (2-1, 4.22) vs. Jr. RHP Garrett McMillan (4-3, 3.41)
Saturday – Jr. RHP Trace Bright (2-4, 4.26) vs. Sr. RHP Jacob McNairy (5-2, 4.61)
Sunday – So. RHP Joseph Gonzalez (6-2, 2.98) vs. So. LHP Grayson Hitt (4-3, 5.02)
Auburn enters the weekend in fourth in the SEC West and tied for fifth in the league standings.
The Tigers are a game behind LSU and Texas A&M for second in the West.
The team is 20-9 at home this season and has won eight of the last 10 home games.
The Tigers have won 17 games in which they have trailed this season.
Auburn has homered in a season-best seven straight games, totaling 12 homers during the span.
Sonny DiChiara has homered in three straight games and his 16 homers are one shy of tying Edouard Julien for the most in a season since 2010.
DiChiara has reached base in all 45 games this season and in 47 straight dating back to 2021, marking the second longest active streak in the country.
Auburn is 135-165 all-time in the series against Alabama, which dates back to 1896.
The Tigers have won seven of the last 11 meetings dating back to the 2018 season.
All three meetings in last year's series and four of the last five were decided by one run.
Alabama enters the weekend with a 27-22 overall record and 10-14 mark in SEC play.
After winning a series against Texas A&M and sweeping Ole Miss in Oxford, the Crimson Tide have lost four straight weekend series, three of which came against ranked foes.
Offensively, Alabama is hitting .283 as a team, led by three players with averages of .315 or higher - Caden Rose (.321), Tommy Seidl (.319) and Andrew Pinckney (.315).
On the mound, the Crimson Tide have turned in a 4.33 staff ERA, good for sixth in the league.

  • Postgame firework show


  • Orange tumbler giveaway
  • Senior Day – Brody Moore, Kason Howell, Garrett Farquhar, Brooks Fuller, Garrett Wade and Carson Skipper as well as manager Bailey Decker and data analyst Riley Hubbard will be honored at approximately 1:30 p.m.


  • Senior trading card giveaway
  • Postgame autograph session


Gates open one hour prior to first pitch.
Fans are encouraged to park in the coliseum parking lot, athletics complex parking deck and the stadium parking deck. With graduation ceremonies this weekend, additional parking Friday and Saturday will be available in the Ag Heritage lot located at 580 South Donahue Drive. Shuttles will be running two hours prior and one hour after the game.
Students who plan to utilize the new outfield viewing plaza in right center do not need to enter through the main student gate and may bring outside food and beverage into the space.
Students who wish to sit inside the ballpark (sections 111 and 58-73) must enter through the gate located behind home plate. Students will utilize their digital Tiger Card on their phones for entry. They may no longer enter through the gate located at the Tiger Terrace or down the right field, which has been moved approximately 30 feet from its original location.
All transactions for concessions and merchandise locations at Plainsman Park will be cashless (credit/debit and Tiger Cards only).
Auburn Athletics will continue to provide digital tickets for the 2022 baseball season. Digital tickets help to increase convenience, flexibility and safety for fans on gamedays. Click here for more information on digital tickets.