This Week in Auburn Baseball - May 13

This Week in Auburn Baseball
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Grayson Belanger/Auburn Tigers

WEEK AT A GLANCE
Overall: 25-25
Last Week: 3-1
SEC: 6-21
Non-Conference: 19-4
Streak: W2

Last Week's Results:
Tuesday – at Georgia Tech: W, 7-2
Friday – at Missouri: L, 11-12
Saturday – at Missouri: W, 12-2 (8)
Sunday – at Missouri: W, 9-7

This Week's Schedule:
Tuesday – vs Samford (6 p.m.)
Thursday – vs. No. 25 Alabama (6 p.m.)
Friday – vs. No. 25 Alabama (6 p.m.)
Saturday – vs. No. 25 Alabama (5 p.m.)

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Caden Green – Sr. – IF – Tulsa, Okla.

Week 13: 4 GP/GS, .389/.450/.611, 7-for-18, 5 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 1-1 SB
at Missouri: 3 GP/GS, .538/.600/.846, 7-for-13, 5 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 1-1 SB

  • Tied for third in the league with seven hits in the week.
  • Collected multiple hits for the fourth time in a span of six games and drove in multiple runs in the series opener at Missouri.
  • Turned in a career-best 4-for-5 performance with a homer and four RBI in the middle game against the Tigers.
  • Became Auburn's second player with four hits in the SEC game this season.
  • Collected a hit and scored two runs for the second straight game in the series-clinching win at Missouri.
  • Also had a hand in three double plays on the weekend.
  • Is hitting .385 with eight runs, three doubles, a homer and a team-best 13 RBI in 10 games since his return from a shoulder injury.

Ike Irish – So. – C/OF – Hudsonville, Mich.

Week 13: 4 GP/GS, .389/.476/.889, 7-for-18, 4 R, 1 2B,1 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 3 BB, 0-1 SB
at Missouri: 3 GP/GS, .429/.500/1.000, 6-for-14, 3 R, 1 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 2 BB, 0-1 SB

  • Ranked in the top three in the league in hits (7), home runs (2), RBI (8) and total bases (16) for the week.
  • Collected three hits in each of the first two games at Missouri, going 6-for-10 with three runs, a triple, two homers and seven RBI in the two contests.
  • Went 3-for-4 with four RBI and finished a double shy of the cycle in the series opener.
  • Homered for the second straight game, marking his team-best 14th of the season, and drove in three runs in the middle game at Missouri.
  • Drove in a run for the third straight game, upping his team-best total to 58, in the series-clinching win.
  • Enters the last week of the season ranked sixth in the conference in the category.

Chris Stanfield – So. – OF – Tallahassee, Fla.

Week 13: 4 GP/GS, .368/.429/.684, 7-for-19, 7 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1-1 SB
at Missouri: 3 GP/GS, .400/.438/.800, 6-for-15, 5 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB, 1-1 SB

  • Ranked third in the league in runs (7) and tied for third in hits (7) and homers (2) during the week.
  • Recorded a hit and scored a run in all four contests, including multiple hits and multiple runs in three of four games.
  • Robbed a two-run homer and threw out a runner at the plate in the midweek win at Georgia Tech.
  • Collected two hits in each of the three games at Missouri, homering the in the series opener and series finale.
  • His three-run homer in the seventh inning of the series-clinching win increased Auburn's lead from three to six.
  • Extended his season-best hitting streak to eight games, hitting .385 with nine runs, two doubles, two homers and eight RBI during the span.


PITCHERS OF THE WEEK
Christian Herberholz – R-Sr. – RHP – Scottsboro, Ala.

Week 13: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 SV, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 6 K, .208 B/AVG
at Missouri: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K, .235 B/AVG

  • Earned his second save of the season with 2.0 scoreless innings in the midweek at Georgia Tech, entering a two-run game in the eighth inning.
  • Five days later he made his first SEC start of the season and turned in 5.0 scoreless innings, matching a career high in innings pitched.
  • His 5.0 scoreless innings marked the team's longest scoreless start of the season since Carson Myers' 6.0-inning performance Opening Weekend.
  • Struck out four batters and retired eight of the last 10 hitters he faced en route to earning his first SEC win of the season in the series clincher.

Chase Allsup – Jr. – RHP – Dothan, Ala.

Week 13/at Missouri: 1-0, 1.80 ERA, 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 9 K, .222 B/AVG

  • Matched a career high with nine strikeouts and earned his first SEC win of the season in the middle game at Missouri.
  • It marked his third straight outing either matching or recording a career high in strikeouts.
  • Struck out multiple batters in three of his five innings and recorded at least one strikeout in every frame.
  • In his last three appearances, Allsup is 2-0 with a 1.84 ERA, allowing three runs in 14.2 innings with 26 strikeouts and two walks.


TEAM NOTES
Auburn won three of four games last week and has won four of its last five dating back to the series finale vs. Ole Miss … the Tigers improved to 10-1 in midweek games and 19-4 in non-conference play with Tuesday's win at Georgia Tech … the pitching staff has turned in a 2.94 ERA in 11 midweek games, holding the opponent to three of fewer runs in eight of 11 midweek contests … the team had two true road wins on the season entering the week and picked up three in four games last week … Auburn led the league with 12 home runs last week … the Tigers also tied for the league lead with 39 runs and tied for second with 44 hits … the team's .339 average, 32 runs and nine homers were the most in a SEC series this season and the 37 hits trailed the total at Texas A&M by just one … with 77 home runs and 78 stolen bases this season, Auburn is the only team in the league to surpass 70 in both categories this season … the 12 runs in the middle game were the most in a SEC game this season and the 17 hits matched the 12-inning series finale at Texas A&M for the most in a game this year … seven different players homered during the week, including four with multiple home runs … six players who started at least three of the four games hit higher than .300 for the week … the two runs allowed on six hits in the middle game at Missouri were the second fewest in a league game this season … The Tigers' starting rotation of Tanner Bauman, Allsup and Herberholz went a combined 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA with 16 strikeouts and three walks in 14.0 innings at Missouri.