Auburn Family News: An Easter Softball Series

Sunday, April 16, 2017

An Easter Softball Series


It was a great Easter Sunday in Birmingham today. I had some good turkey and dressing with the family and then watched the Auburn/Missouri Softball game. The Auburn ladies won another SEC series for the season. 

Game 1

 The Auburn Softball team did not fare well on Friday. The team just never seemed to get started after the Kasey Cooper home run in the first inning and Kaylee Carlson's change up was not working. Auburn did try to rally in the final inning, but failed to produce any runs. It was Missouri 6 Auburn 1.

Game 2

Auburn came back from a 3-0 deficit and won this game 5-4. Carlee Wallace continued to hit well and had a triple and 3 RBIs.
Makayla Martin pitched a complete game and is now 15-5 for the season. Kendall Veach made a heads up play to end the game in the 7th inning by catching a Missouri runner trying to score the tying run from third base. 

Game 3

I will call this the "Easter" game. All fans were encouraged to wear white to celebrate Easter Sunday and the Auburn ladies looked great in the white uniforms. 
Auburn came away with a 6-1 win and now has momentum going into the South Carolina series next weekend in Columbia, SC. Kaylee Carlson pitched much better and the change up was working well. She does have one of the best change ups that I have seen. If you do go to a game, just watch the ball float and spin across the plate. Kaylee only allowed 3 hits and one home run late in the game. Her record is now 21-2. 
Kendall Veach broke out of her slump by hitting a 3 run triple in the fifth inning and Haley Fagan was 2 for 2 and 1 RBI. Haley also made several nice plays in the field. Alyssa Rivera continues to impress me with her play as a freshman. She had s RBIs and played well in right field. If a ball is hit in here area, she will make the catch.
Auburn's road to Oklahoma City continues this week. They will play Kennesaw State on Wednesday night at home at 6 p.m. 

Happy Easter and War Eagle!
 



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