AUBURN, Ala. – Missouri baseball closes its 2023 regular season with a three-game Southeastern Conference road series against No. 19/29 Auburn this weekend, beginning Thursday (May 18) with a 6 p.m. (CDT) contest at Plainsman Park.
Mizzou enters the weekend tied with Georgia for the No. 11 seed in next week’s SEC Tournament. The Tigers need either one victory or one Mississippi State loss vs. Texas A&M this weekend to secure their first trip to Hoover since 2019.
The Tigers (30-20, 10-17 SEC) have cranked up their offense in May, averaging 11.3 runs per game while hitting .355 as a team with 27 home runs in just seven contests this month.
Auburn (30-19-1, 14-13 SEC), ranked as high as No. 19 in one national poll this week, enters the final weekend of SEC play winners of five in a row after sweeping Ole Miss last weekend and taking two of three from No. 1 LSU the previous week.
Fans can once again catch Mizzou baseball on the airwaves all season long on KTGR and the Tiger Radio Network. Tex Little and Matt Michaels return to the booth for the call. Additionally, each of the three games this weekend will be streamed live on SEC Network+.
Thursday, May 18 (6 p.m.) – RHP Chandler Murphy (Mizzou) vs. RHP Chase Allsup (Auburn)
Saturday, May 19 (6 p.m.) – LHP Javyn Pimental (Mizzou) vs. LHP Tommy Vail (Auburn)
Sunday, May 20 (2 p.m.) – RHP Logan Lunceford (Mizzou) vs. TBD (Auburn)
- Mizzou and Auburn will meet for the 19th time in Thursday’s series opener.
- The Tigers hold an 11-7 series edge over Auburn, including a 7-3 mark against AU on its home turf.
- Auburn claimed two of the three meetings in the last meeting of the two programs; Mizzou won the finale, 7-6 on May 22, 2021, in the most recent contest in the series.
- Mizzou has won each of its three previous series at Auburn (2012, 2014 and 2018), taking two of three contests in each trip to the Plains.
- Missouri is off to a 30-20 overall start this season, with wins in six of its last seven games on its final home stand of the season.
- The Tigers received votes in at least one major poll for seven straight weeks (Feb. 27-April 10), peaking as high as No. 15 in Collegiate Baseball’s March 20 poll.
- Mizzou’s 2023 roster features a heavy helping of talent from within the state of…