Tigers finish 2012 season with 33-23 overall record
Auburn and Texas play in an elimination game
Tigers play at 3 p.m. CT Saturday in an elimination game
Tigers' rally in seventh falls short
Tigers will be seventh seed in SEC Tournament which begins Thursday
Mississippi St vs Auburn softball on Saturday, May 5, 2012 in Auburn, AL. Missy Hazeldine
Arkansas vs Auburn on Friday, April 20, 2012 in Auburn, AL. Missy Hazeldine
Kentucky vs Auburn on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in Auburn, AL. Missy Hazeldine
LA Tech vs Auburn Softball on Friday, March 9, 2012 in Auburn, AL. Missy Hazeldine
Wright State vs Auburn Softball on Friday, February 10, 2012 in Auburn, AL. Missy Hazeldine
Career ... 5th in ERA (2.24) ... 5th in BAA (.226) ... 5th in Wins (44) ... T-7th in Saves (6) ... 8th in Strikeouts (326) ... Set third-best single-season ERA at 1.53 in 2011 ... Set ninth-best single-season batting average against at .205 in 2011 ... Tied for seventh-most wins in single-season with 16 in 2011 ... Set single-season record for fewest walks with 22 in 2012.
In 2012 SEC Overall Stats ... 11th in ERA (2.16) ... 8th in Opp. BA (.208) ... 13th in Wins (13) ... T-4th in Fewest Hits Allowed (98) ... T-4th in Fewest Runs Allowed (47) ... 6th in Fewest Earned Runs Allowed (39) ... 1st in Fewest Walks Allowed (22).
2012 ... Appeared in 29 games with 16 starts ... Went 13-4 with 2.16 ERA and one save in 126.1 IP ... Held opponents to .209 BA w/RISP ... In SEC play, went 5-4 with 3.09 ERA in 65.2 IP ... Appeared in 17 SEC games with eight starts ... Has issued the fewest walks of any pitcher in AU history (minimum 100.0 IP) with 21 ... Won nine consecutive starts to open the season ... Threw first career no-hitter on Feb. 19 vs. Virginia Tech ... Four Hokies reached base with two on errors, one walk and a fielder's choice ... Threw complete-game allowing one run on three hits in win vs. No. 14 UCLA on March 3 ... Tossed one-hit shutout in complete-game win at LSU (gm. 2) ... Suffered first loss of season in game two vs. No. 8 Georgia ... Allowed six runs, five earned, in 4.1 IP against Bulldogs ... Notched win in game three vs. Kentucky after throwing 4.0 scoreless innings in relief ... Earned complete-game win vs. Ole Miss (gm. 2) ... Started and took win in game two vs. South Carolina.
In 2011 SEC Rankings ... 4th in ERA (1.53) ... 8th in opponent's batting average (.205) ... 14th in strikeouts (124) ... T-9th in strikeouts looking (41) ... 9th in wins (16) ... T-6th in saves (2) ... T-5th in fewest runs allowed (44) ... T-4th in fewest earned runs allowed (34) ... 13th in fewest walks allowed (43).
2011 ... SEC All-Tournament Team ... Appeared in 33 games with 20 starts ... Went 16-7 with 1.53 ERA and two saves in 156.0 IP ... Appeared in 14 SEC games, starting nine ... Went 7-5 in SEC play with 1.88 ERA in 74.2 IP ... Led AU pitchers, holding opponents to .154 BA w/RISP ... Began season 5-0 ... Took first loss in 3-2 setback at No. 19 Oklahoma State ... In the month of March, went 4-1 with two saves, 1.50 ERA allowing nine earned runs and 10 walks in 42.0 IP ... Went 18.0 innings in SEC play without allowing a walk during the month, beginning in relief appearance March 16 vs. No. 3 Alabama and ending April 1 vs. No. 11 Tennessee ... Recorded first save vs. Illinois-Chicago, pitching final 2.2 innings ... Notched second save vs. Florida State .. Pitched complete game (7.0 IP) shutout allowing just three hits in game three win vs. Arkansas to complete series sweep ... Threw eight-inning complete game without allowing a walk to earn win in game three vs. South Carolina ... Threw third consecutive complete game (7.0 IP) allowing one run (unearned) in 2-1 win at South Alabama ... Set career-best with 9.0 IP in complete game loss at No. 11 Tennessee in game one ... Allowed two runs (both earned) to Lady Vols, with both coming on solo home runs ... Earned win in game two at Mississippi State, going 6.1 IP in 5-3 win ... Earned win in relief in and made game-ending out at home plate in game three vs. No. 4 Georgia, throwing 4.0 shutout innings ... Leading 3-2 in top of seventh with two outs, gave up triple to UGA's Megan Wiggins, who attempted to advance home for tying run after relay throw to third was wild ... Backing up third base on the play, Bunner retrieved ball in foul territory and fired home to catcher Elizabeth Eisterhold who applied tag for final out of game ... Win was first over top 25 team this season and gave AU its first-ever series victory over a top-five team ... Earned both of AU's wins over No. 18 Kentucky ... Won game one in relief after allowing one hit and two walks in 4.2 IP ... Won game two vs. Wildcats, allowing one run (earned) on two hits with a walk and two strikeouts ... Earned win in relief vs. No. 3 Florida in first round of SEC Tournament ... Allowed one run (earned) on three hits in 4.0 IP vs. Gators ... Also pitched 1.2 relief innings vs. No. 7 Tennessee in SEC Tournament without allowing a hit or walk but did not earn a decision ... Took loss in first game of NCAA Seattle Regional vs. BYU, allowing one run (unearned) on two hits with a walk and four strikeouts in 5.1 innings of relief ... Started vs. Portland State in NCAA Seattle Regional but did not earn a decision ... Allowed one run (earned) on six hits with no walks and seven strikeouts in 4.2 IP.
2010 ... Appeared in 29 games with 15 starts ... Went 7-9 with a 3.32 ERA in 92.2 IP ... Led staff with fewest walks per game, averaging 1.7 per outing ... Issued one walk or less in 24-of-29 appearances ... Did not issue more than two walks in any appearance ... In SEC play, appeared in 14 games with 10 starts ... Posted 2-7 record with a 4.04 ERA in 52.0 IP ... Earned wins against Nebraska, Central Michigan, Virginia Tech, Valparaiso, No. 19 Florida State, South Carolina (gm. 2) and Ole Miss (gm. 1) ... Earned only save of season vs. Notre Dame after throwing final 3.0 innings ... Allowed one hit and one walk with three strikeouts vs. Irish ... Earned first win of season after going 3.2 innings in relief vs. Nebraska ... Allowed one run, unearned, on four hits with a walk vs. Huskers ... Earned win in relief at No. 19 Florida State, scattering four hits over 5.2 IP with one walk and two strikeouts ... Entered game vs. Seminoles with one out in the fourth inning and runners on second and third in scoreless game ... Got a fly out and fielder's choice ground out to end inning without a run scoring ... Started and earned win in complete-game effort in game one vs. Ole Miss ... Allowed two runs, both earned, on five hits, no walks and five strikeouts vs. Rebels.
2009 ... Did not pitch due to injury ... Received redshirt.
2008 ... Posted a 7-1 record with a 2.51 ERA in 84.0 IP as a freshman ... Finished second in SEC in relief appearances (24) and tied for first in fewest walks (17) ... In first collegiate start, threw complete-game shutout vs. Furman ... Allowed two hits with three strikeouts and no walks vs. Paladin ... Pitched 3.0 innings in relief to earn win vs. South Alabama ... Did not allow a hit and fanned five vs. Jaguars ... Earned first save after going 4.0 innings without allowing a run game one vs. Alabama A&M ... Struck out a career-best 12 in a complete-game shutout win vs. Bowling Green ... Started and earned win in game two vs. Ole Miss ... Had RBI double in pinch-hit at-bat vs. Jacksonville State ... RBI ended game on eight-run rule in sixth inning ... Picked up second save after 3.0 IP in game two vs. Georgia State ... Pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief and earned the win in game three vs. UK ... Pitched 4.0 innings in NCAA Regional, allowing one hit and striking out two.
High School ... High school coach Sandy Hart ... Lettered four years in softball and three years in field hockey ... Set Conwell-Egan records for wins (70), strikeouts (818) and shutouts (38).
Personal ... Born Nov. 2, 1989, to Debbie and George Bunner ... Has one brother, Rudy, 30, and one sister, Amie, 31 ... Major: History.