After already getting off to its best start since 2001 by beginning the season 5-0, Auburn baseball has rolled off another seven straight wins and entered the Top 20 of national polls on Monday.
The Tigers (12-0) jumped five spots in the Baseball America poll to No. 20 while also coming in at No. 18 in the D1Baseball poll.
Despite being one of seven remaining undefeated teams in the country and the only one in the SEC, six teams in the conference are ranked ahead of the Tigers in both polls.
Auburn won four games last week, including its first road victory of the season over South Alabama on Tuesday and a three-game sweep of BYU at Plainsman Park over the weekend.
Junior college transfer Brendan Venter remained the Tigers’ hottest hitter, going 10-for-18 for the second straight week and extending his hitting streak to nine games. Freshman Edouard Julien also had a memorable week at the plate as he hit a three-run home run on Friday and pinch-hit grand slam in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader against BYU.
This week, Auburn will look to match its 2001 club’s 13-0 start with a win at UAB on Tuesday before coming home for a three-game series with Northeastern.
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