Tennessee baseball vs Auburn preview and predictions

Tennessee baseball is gearing up for another conference weekend series, this time against the struggling Auburn Tigers.
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Tennessee baseball will look to build some more momentum this weekend when they head to Auburn, Alabama, to take on the Tigers. The Vols currently sit at No. 4 in the nation with a 24-5 record. They have also won two straight SEC series after losing their conference opener to Alabama.

You can watch the Vols this weekend with an ESPN+ subscription. For $10.99 a month, you can watch the Vols play on SEC Network+ Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and throughout the month of April. You can see where the Vols will be available to watch during the month of April here.

The Vols will look to continue using their hot bats to carry them to another series win and possibly their first conference series sweep. Tennessee has had three series against SEC opponents and is 5-4 in conference play so far.

Tennessee currently has four players battling for the top spot on the home run leaderboard. Blake Burke, Billy Amici, Dylan Drilling, and Christian Moore are all tied for the most home runs on the team, with ten homers each. 

Drew Beam is the highest-rated pitching prospect on this year's team, and he has struggled the most since Tennessee entered SEC play. He has given up six runs against Alabama, four against Ole Miss, and eight against Georgia. I like Beam settling down and returning to where he was early in the season against Oklahoma, Bowling Green, and Illinois. 

If Beam can get the Vols started on the right foot from the mound on Friday night, the Vols could have the best chance to get a sweep since conference play has begun. I like the Vols to get their first sweep and continue building momentum to start April, but Beam coming out of the gate and getting back to his old ways will be a great way to start the series.

I also predict we see at least two more big games from the Vols at the plate. We've seen how powerful and dominant this year's team can be at the plate. I'd like to see them show that power from their bats more consistently, and I think they will start doing that this weekend.

The Vols and Tigers first pitch is scheduled for 7 PM ET on Friday night, 4:30 PM ET on Saturday, and 2 PM ET on Sunday. Each game can be watched on SEC Network+ through the ESPN app as Tony Vitello's Vols look to continue their winning ways against SEC opponents.