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Monday, May 25, 2015

The World Series: Auburn Softball's First Time Ever

After winning a historic Regional and Super Regional, the Auburn Tigers Softball team is now headed to Oklahoma City to play for that coveted “World Series” ring. 

They will play the LSU Tigers which they did face in Baton Rouge winning 2 out of 3 games. It will be double elimination  and a best of 3 games in the Championship Series. 

Auburn will begin their journey at 1:30 P.M. CDT  this Thursday on ESPN. If Auburn wins the game with LSU, they will then face the winner of the Florida/Tennessee game on Friday at 6 P.M. CDT. 

Auburn has not played the Gators this season so I would look forward to a game between these two teams. 

I am expecting a close game between Auburn and LSU. It will be the fourth appearance in the World Series for LSU. They appeared in 2001, 2004, and 2012 and lost. The LSU girls are coached by Beth Torina who was a pitcher for the Florida Gators from 1997-2000. 

 I expect most of the pitching to be handled by Allie 

Walljasper with middle relief coming from Carley Hoover. LSU has

 a lot of speed on the bases and one of the best hitters in the SEC

named Sandra Simmons. She had 5 RBIs in the win over Arizona

on Sunday.

The Auburn girls have a great shot at winning this World Series

 since the pitching will be even for most of the teams and they do

 have some of the best hitters in the SEC. Some of the Auburn

 hitters to watch are Kasey Cooper, Emily Carosone, Brandi Melero

 and Jade Rhodes. The pitching duties will be handled by Lexi

 Davis, Marcy Harper and Rachael Walters with Carly Wallace

 calling the signals behind the plate. 

Clint Meyers and his staff has done a remarkable job turning

 around the Auburn Softball program and they will be even better

 next season. 

It is possible that Auburn and Alabama could play for the 

Championship and a historic World Series win over Auburn’s

 biggest rival would be a great entry for the record books.

Enjoy the games and if you do go to Oklahoma City and be sure to

 check out the Bar-B-Q.  


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