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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Auburn vs. Arizona Super Regional

Auburn defeated Jacksonville State this afternoon 14-2 and they will go to their second Super Regional in school history. Congratulations to Tiffany Howard for hitting a grand slam home run which was her second career home run in 8 days. If the USA had an Olympic Softball team this summer, I would not hesitate to add Emily Carosone and Kasey Cooper.

The Auburn pitching staff performed well in the 3 games this weekend. They only allowed 3 earned runs and Rachel Walters struck out a career high 10 batters when she came in for relief work in the 2-1 win over Jacksonville State on Friday.

 Auburn will now face Arizona who defeated Tennessee this afternoon. It will be the best of a 3 game series. I did not hear too many people pick Arizona to beat Tennessee so this could just be a matter of fate since Mike Candrea, the coach of Arizona, coached against Clint Myers when he was at Arizona State.

I'd mention that Mike Candrea does have a gold medal from coaching the Team USA Girls Softball team in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

NCAA Regionals at Auburn

As the Auburn Tigers were preparing to host a Regional at Jane B. Moore Field, they took the time to answer some questions, and give us a little insight to their preparations.

The first opponent would be the pesky Jacksonville State club.
Rachel Walters came in with two runners in scoring position in the 3rd inning. She worked out of that jam, and threw what can only be described as a masterpiece the rest of the way.

Walters painted the corners, and kept the Jacksonville State bats at bay with a 10 strike out performance in relief. The Tiger starter, Makayla Martin, along with Walters held their opponent to just three hits. 

War Eagle!

Monday, May 16, 2016

2016 Road to the College Softball World Series

Auburn Softball Regional – May 

20-22 at Auburn, Alabama

Oregon St. (30-18-1) vs. USC 

Upstate (43-12)

Jacksonville St. (41-15) vs. No. 4 

seed Auburn* (49-9)

Here are the teams that will 

participate in the Auburn Softball 

Regional tournament which will 

begin this Friday.  Auburn will play 

Jacksonville State at 6 P.M. CDT on 

Friday. This tournament will be 

double elimination and the winner 

will be decided on Sunday 

afternoon. If Auburn does win 

there will be a Super Regional in 

Auburn the following weekend and 

it could be a rematch with

I will be providing updates on 

Twitter or just follow "Auburn 

Softball" on Twitter. 
Enjoy the games and War Eagle!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

2016 SEC Softball Champions

It has been quite an SEC Softball tournament for the Auburn ladies. They defeated Alabama 6-4 and Florida 2-1 on Friday and LSU today 7-1 to win the SEC crown for the second year in a row. Emily Carosone was named the SEC tournament MVP and the Auburn pitching was "clean" for the tournament. Tiffany Howard hit her first career 2 run home run in the sixth inning which put the game on ice for Auburn. 

Auburn will find out who they will be playing in the NCAA tournament on Sunday night. Auburn will be hosting a regional next weekend and if they win, a Super Regional will most likely be held in Auburn.
Clint Meyers has certainly enhanced the Auburn Softball program and recruits across the USA would like to play for him. Congratulations from this Auburn grad to Clint Myers, his staff and the Auburn girls for a great season. Best wishes on the road to the World Series Championship.

War Eagle!

A Softball Saturday For the Ages

As luck would have it, a slumping Auburn softball team was rained out Friday night versus their in state rival Alabama.

Meaning the winner would have to play multiple games on Saturday. First order of business was to take down the 4th ranked Tide. 

Accomplishing that task meant an even bigger foe lay in wait. The nations top ranked Florida Gators.  

Masterful pitching and defense by Kaylee Carlson led the way as Florida never really threatened the slim Tiger lead.

Today our Tigers will take on LSU for the SEC Tournament Championship. Most believe that Auburn is a shoe-in for one of the Top Eight national seeds in the upcoming NCAA Championship Tournament. 


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

College Football Playoffs

I am no genius by any stretch of the imagination.  But, thanks to a little help from some friends, I have come up with a solution to the College Football Playoff argument.  

Since the implementation of the 4-team playoff, fans of teams that were left out began screaming for an 8-team or a 16-team playoff.  My scenario is actually a 64-team playoff.  

It its not complex, in fact, it is quite simple.  I will let my picture spell it out...