April 12, 2012
Previewing Vanderbilt vs. Auburn
Auburn Tigers (18-14, 6-6 SEC) at Vanderbilt Commodores (14-19, 4-8)
When: Friday, 6 p.m. CST; Saturday, 2 p.m, CST; Sunday, 1 p.m. CST
Where: Hawkins Field, Nashville, Tenn.
Park dimensions: 310 to left (with a 35-foot wall), 400 to center, 330 to right, 375 to the
Park factor, 2008-11: 104
TV: Friday's game is on CSS and ESPN3.com
Radio: Nashville: 560 AM
Rankings: Neither team is ranked
Warren Nolan RPI: Vanderbilt 52, Auburn 43
Series record: Auburn leads 91-51-1, but VU has won the last four series and six of the last
|R||Spencer Navin||.320||1||11||.402||.437||C||R||Blake Austin||.258||1||8||.343||.402|
|L||Conrad Gregor||.307||0||22||.394||.390||1B||R||Garrett Cooper||.333||2||19||.434||.435|
|L||Riley Reynolds||.220||1||11||.242||.319||2B||R||Eric Payne||.333||0||18||.397||.411|
|R||Vince Conde||.196||2||15||.263||.314||3B||R||Justin Bryant||.294||2||8||.357||.431|
|R||Anthony Gomez||.356||0||30||.416||.386||SS||R||Dan Glevenyak||.333||1||17||.400||.417|
|L||Tony Kemp||.288||1||22||.390||.424||LF||L||Cullen Wacker||.309||1||19||.409||.364|
|R||John Norwood||.227||1||6||.233||.364||CF||L||Evan Marzilli||.395||2||18||.487||.540|
|R||Mike Yastrzemski||.305||3||22||.429||.424||RF||L||Gonzalez, Jay||.273||0||17||.384||.388|
|R||Chris Harvey||.236||0||6||.283||.327||DH||R||Zach Alvord||.291||3||21||.351||.417||VANDERBILT|
|R||T.J. Pecoraro||2.45||0-03-||7.1||3||7||Fri.||R||Derek Varnadore||4.93||1-4||49.1||14||36|
|R||Tyler Beede||4.79||1-3||35.2||10||38||Sat.||R||Jon Luke Jacobs||2.53||4-0||32||11||35|
|L||Kevin Ziomek||5.49||2-6||41||17||41||Sun.||L||Daniel Koger||2.03||2-2||48.2||15||27|
About the TigersAuburn is trying to rally under head coach John Pawlowski, who took over the struggling Tiger program three years ago. Pawlowski, who played and coached at Clemson (with Tim Corbin) had Auburn ranked 23rd in the nation until getting swept by arch-rival Alabama last weekend.
Up to last weekend, it appeared that Auburn was well on its way to challenging for the SEC West crown. The Tigers had already taken two of three games from LSU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. But the Tigers have not yet played an SEC East school, which of course includes South Carolina, Florida and Vanderbilt - which finished 1, 2 and 3 in the nation last year.
The sweep by Alabama was punctuated by a 4-3 loss in which Taylor Dugas hit a two-out, two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning for the win.
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