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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tigers Advance in WCWS


Auburn played an old conference foe in Tennessee in the first round of the elimination bracket. With a 3rd inning double, Freshman Carlee Wallace drove in what would be the winning run.


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Advancing on Saturday morning meant having to play a second game later in the day. Oh what a game it was. One of college softball's all time best schools, the UCLA Bruins would not go quietly into that night. 

In a wild, and nail biting affair, these Tigers kept clawing their way into the record books. 

First UCLA scored 5 runs in the top of the 3rd inning. Nothing we had seen had in the first two innings prepared us for the Auburn response. The Tigers roared back with a 6 run bottom of the 3rd, and things were heating up. 

The wild ride continued when UCLA tied the game at 6 in the top of the 4th. Auburn answered right back with a 3 run explosion in the bottom of the inning, and led 9-6

In the 5th inning UCLA scored a run, and then in the 6th, the Bruins scored 3 more making the 10 -9. 

We are not done yet!

Auburn answered yet again with a run in the bottom of the 6th to tie the game. After getting out of the 7th without allowing a run, the Tigers could not push a run across in the bottom of the 7th. 

Auburn uncharacteristically made some mistakes on the base paths. With a pinch runner in for Carlee Wallace advancing to 3rd on a sacrifice bunt, Jenna Abbott hit a ground ball to the 3rd baseman, the pinch runner was moving with the hit, and was caught in a run down for the 2nd out. Meanwhile, Abbott was caught trying to steal 2nd base, for the third out.

Never fear though Auburn fans, our Tigers had plenty of fight still in them. The nest two innings had some drama to them, but nothing like the 7th. 

Auburn retired the sides in the top of the 10th inning, with the scored tied at 10 apiece.  The bottom of the 10th started off with an Emily Carosone walk, then a Cooper single to center field, and AU had runners on 1st and 2nd. 

Branndi Molero singled to left field and the bases were full. Up to the plate came 5th year Senior Morgan Estell. Estell's keen eye, and experience paved the way for a walk off walk.


Auburn will play Florida Sunday starting at noon CT. They will have to beat the Gators twice to advance. A loss will end their season. Lets take the chomp out of those Gators!

WAR EAGLE!
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