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Auburn to face Alabama in SEC Baseball Tournament

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    Malzahn will be paired with former Auburn place kicker Al Del Greco in the 12th annual charity golf tournament. Alabama head coach Nick Saban will be paired with former Heisman Trophy Winner and current NFL running back Mark Ingram.

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The Auburn baseball team, seeded 10th,  will face a familiar foe in the first round of next week's Southeastern Conference Tournament as it is set to face seventh-seeded and in-state rival Alabama on Tuesday at the Hoover Met. The game will be the second game of session one, game one beings at 9:30am CT, and will be televised by FSN and available on the Auburn IMG Network's baseball affiliates.

Auburn finished the year 13-17 in the SEC, winning its final three series, two of which came over ranked opponents. Auburn defeated No. 18 Ole Miss, won at Florida and ended the season by winning two-of-three at home against No. 11 Arkansas to secure its fourth consecutive SEC Tournament berth.

Alabama finished the season 14-15, finishing fifth in the SEC West.

The winner of the Auburn-Alabama game will face No. 2 seed and SEC West Champion LSU at on Wednesday in the second game of the first session of the day.

Auburn fell to Alabama in the regular-season series, two games to one, in the third weekend series for both. Alabama won the first game, 6-2, and the series finale, 2-0, while Auburn won the middle game, 6-3.

Auburn also defeated Alabama, 6-3, in the annual Capital City Classic on March 5 at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery.

Auburn's first-round matchup with Alabama will be its first meeting against its in-state foe at the SEC Tournament since the 2010 Tournament.

Auburn is 30-41 all-time at the SEC Tournament and 3-5 all-time against Alabama at the SEC Tournament.

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