by SID - The sun is trying to come out on a cool and windy day in Auburn.
Cloudy at 56 degrees. Winds from the WSW at 18 mph.
The Commodores will use the same starting lineup as the last two days and will look for Nick Christiani (3-0, 4.78 ERA) to get off to a good start on the mound.
1. Brian Harris SS
2. Riley Reynolds 2B
3. Steven Liddle CF
4. Curt Casali 1B
5. Aaron Westlake DH
6. Andrew Giobbi RF
7. Joe Loftus LF
8. Jason Esposito 3B
9. Drew Fann C
SP: Nick Christiani - RHP (3-0, 4.78 ERA)
Auburn's starter on the mound is Taylor Thompson, a junior right-hander with a 1-1 record and 8.38 ERA. He has 11 strikeouts and 5 walks in 9.2 innings. His last start came against Charleston Southern on March 18. He allowed just one run on three hits in five innings with six strikeouts and a walk. The Dores have had some success against him in the past, scoring three runs in an inning of relief work last season while also touching him for four runs on eight hits in a 4.1 inning start two years ago in Auburn.