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Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Auburn/Mississippi Softball Series

It was a perfect night for some softball on Saturday night and I just found a place to sit behind the left fence to rest from my bicycle ride around the Auburn campus. I could almost detect a playoff atmosphere in the air.

Auburn won the game on Friday night 4-2 and Kaylee Carlson pitched her 23rd win of the season. I will say it again. "She has the best change up in college softball". Victoria Draper had 2 hits and 1 RBI. Victoria is one of the fastest players in the SEC and once she gets on base, I always watch for her to steal. 

Here are the highlights of the game on Saturday night which is one of the best that I have seen. The night seemed to be magical with the "walk off" grand slam home run by Carlee Wallace. Auburn went into the last inning behind 2-1. Casey McCrackin led the inning off with a solo home run to tie the game so I was thinking an extra inning game. K K Crocker and Victoria Draper both had signals and Kasey Cooper drew a walk to load the bases. Carlee Wallace was at bat with a 3-1 count and she saw a pitch that she liked and blasted the ball over the center field fence to end the game 6-2. 

On Sunday, Auburn won 6-3 and Kasey Cooper became the all time RBI leader for the SEC. She added 3 more RBIs to her stats. She has the best eye for the ball in softball and could be part of the next USA Olympic Softball team. She has a 4.0 GPA in Mechanical Engineering which is not an easy curriculum. 

Makayla Martin and Haley Fagan started the game so their suspension is now over. Makayla Martin got the win and Kaylee Carlson got her third save.

Auburn will face a familiar foe in Tuscaloosa on Friday for a 3 game series. All games will be televised on ESPN2 or the SEC Network so be sure to check your local TV listings.
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