Larry Novey

Previewing Auburn's Potential Opponents In Tallahassee Baseball Regional

Looking at top players and stats heading into this weekend's Tallahassee Regional where the Auburn Tigers will face UCF in the opening game on Friday.

Dylan Busby (above) is one of the key hitters for the host Seminoles.

Auburn, Ala.--The Auburn Tigers will open play on Friday at 11 a.m. CDT in the NCAA Baseball Regional at Tallahassee, Fla. Host Florida State will play Tennessee Tech in the other opening round game at 5 p.m. CDT in the double elimination event.

Florida State (39-20, 14-14 ACC)

Team Batting Average: .269

Team ERA: 3.94

Team Fielding: .971

Home Runs: 63

Home Runs Allowed: 42

 

Top Hitters:

Rhett Aplin, .322, 6 HR, 24 RBI

Dylan Busby, .317, 13 HR, 50 RBI

Jackson Lueck, .312, 8 HR, 45 RBI

Quincy Nieporte, .292, 9 HR, 70 RBI

 

Top Pitchers:

Tyler Holton, 9-2, 2.43 ERA, 119 K’s, 57 hits, 96 ? innings

Drew Parris, 5-3, 5.01 ERA, 68 K’s, 72 hits, 73 ? innings

Drew Carlton, 3-3, 1.87 ERA, 5 saves

 

UCF (40-20, 15-9 AAC)

Team Batting Average: .282

Team ERA: 2.91

Team Fielding: .971

Home Runs: 49

Home Runs Allowed: 32

 

Top Hitters:

Eli Putnam, .321, 8 HR, 39 RBI

Kyle Marsh, .314, 6 HR, 52 RBI

Rylan Thomas, .305, 13 HR, 52 RBI

 

Top Pitchers:

Robby Howell, 10-0, 3.28 ERA, 90 K’s, 83 hits, 96 innings

Joseph Sheridan, 10-4, 3.25 ERA, 64 K’s, 74 hits, 72 innings

Bryce Tucker, 2-2, 1.75 ERA, 9 saves

 

Auburn (35-24, 16-14 SEC)

Team Batting Average: 275

Team ERA: 4.33

Team Fielding: .975

Home Runs: 28

Home Runs Allowed: 35

 

Top Hitters:

Jonah Todd, .385 3B, 52 runs

Conor Davis, .288, 1 HR, 29 RBI

Daniel Robert, .282, 5 HR, 40 RBI

JONAH TODD (PHOTO BY JASON CALDWELL)

 Jonah Todd is shown in action during Auburn's series win at Mississippi State.

Top Pitchers:

Casey Mize, 7-2, 1.93 ERA, 97 K’s, 59 hits, 74 ? innings

Keegan Thompson, 6-4, 2.43 ERA, 66 K’s, 63 hits, 85 ? innings

Cole Lipscomb, 4-0, 3.11 ERA, 6 saves

 

Tennessee Tech (40-19, 23-7 OVC)

Team Batting Average: .320

Team ERA: 5.29

Team Fielding: .975

Home Runs: 97

Home Runs Allowed: 52

 

Top Hitters:

Trevor Putzig, .395, 6 HR, 51 RBI

Ryan Flick, .384, 18 HR, 70 RBI

Colin Harris, .332, 10 HR, 35 RBI

 

Top Pitchers:

Ethan Roberts, 1-3, 3.65 ERA, 13 saves

Michael Wood, 8-4, 5.34 ERA, 78 K’s, 96 hits, 84 ? innings

Jake Usher, 5-2, 5.48 ERA, 56 K’s, 68 hits, 69 innings

Regional Schedule (All Times CDT)

Friday, June 2

Game 1 – UCF vs. Auburn – 11 a.m.

Game 2 – Florida State vs. Tennessee Tech – 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 3

Game 3 – Game 1 & Game 2 losers – 11 a.m.

Game 4 – Game 1 & Game 2 winners – 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 4

Game 5 – Game 3 winner & Game 4 loser – Noon

Game 6 – Game 4 winner & Game 5 winner – 6 p.m.

Monday, June 5

Game 7 - If necessary – 6 p.m.

2017 Inside the Auburn Tigers Football Guide  

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