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Toyota Field will open the 2024 baseball season with a top-notch college game as Auburn will face Troy on March 12. Photo- Rocket City Trash Pandas

Auburn Baseball Returns To Toyota Field

MADISON- Auburn baseball will return to Toyota Field in 2024, a place the Tigers seem to love as they have victories in their two previous outings at the local stadium. Auburn will play the Troy Trojans in the first scheduled game in 2024 at Toyota Field.

The non-conference game for Auburn will be played March 12 at 6:05 p.m. with the Pepsi Gates opening at 5:00 p.m. and will be a final tune-up for both schools prior to getting into conference play.

Both teams appeared in last year’s NCAA Tournament after Auburn placed fifth in the Southeastern Conference and hosted an NCAA Regional at Plainsman Park and Troy took third place in the Sun Belt Conference and reached the NCAA Regional held in Tuscaloosa.

Auburn’s roster is expected to include Alex Wade a redshirt freshman from Madison Academy. The 6-foot-2, 191-pound outfielder did not see action for the Tigers last season, thus taking the redshirt year. At Madison Academy, he was rated the No. 1 outfielder and No. 7 overall player in Alabama by Perfect Game. He was the 2022 Alabama Sports Writers Association Player of the Year and two-time ASWA First-Team All-State. As a senior for the Mustangs, Wade batted .511 with 18 doubles, 10 homers, 60 RBIs and 23 stolen bases.

Auburn was 34-23-1 overall a season ago and 17-13 in the SEC. The squad was 3-2 at neutral sites including a 13-1 win over North Alabama (UNA) at Toyota Field. Auburn defeated Tennessee Tech 4-3 in 2022 at Toyota Field.

“We look forward to continuing this early spring tradition here at Toyota Field,” said Garrett Fahrmann, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Rocket City Trash Pandas. “This will be the third year in-a-row we’ve welcomed Auburn. It’s always a treat to see Aubie, the Tigers’ mascot. Troy’s visit will mark the first Sun Belt Conference team we’ve hosted, so we’re excited to welcome the Trojans up from the southern part of the state.”

Tickets for the college game start at just $8 and will be on sale to the general public beginning Monday, Jan. 8 at 10:00 a.m. via trashpandasbaseball.com/auburn or in person or via phone at the Toyota Field Box Office: 256-325-1403, ext. 1.

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