Pitcher Marcy Harper answers the tough questions
Tigers have four players earn SEC postseason honors
Loss eliminates Tigers from SEC Tournament contention
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SEC All-Tournament Team (2015)
SENIOR SEASON (2016): Made 19 appearances and had 12 starts in the circle… touted a 7-2 record to go along with a 3.48 ERA… tossed a complete-game shutout and was a part of five total… tallied a save… threw 58.1 innings and netted 44 strikeouts… held the opposition to hit just .226… named Academic All-SEC. Game Highlights: Earned first start in the circle and pitched 4.0 shutout innings, allowing zero hits and striking out four against Appalachian State (2/11)… improved record to 2-0 following 5.0 innings without allowing a run and totaling three send-downs versus Furman (2/13)… tossed a complete-game shutout and struck out five in a 2-0 win at UCF (2/17)… scattered four hits in 4.1 innings of work en route to fourth victory of the season versus Boston College (2/25)… struck out two in 2.0 innings of work against Indiana State (2/28)… picked up first save of the season after hurling the final 3.0 innings and fanning four versus Bryant (3/5)… set a season-high with eight strikeouts in 4.0 frames against Tennessee State (3/9)… surrendered just one earned run and sent down two in a start at Georgia State (3/23)… struck out a pair of batters in appearances versus Longwood (4/10), at Arkansas (4/15) and against Florida State (4/20)… notched two send-downs in an inning of relief versus Jacksonville State (5/22) in the NCAA Regional… appeared as a pinch-runner in the NCAA Super Regionals against Arizona (5/29).
JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Strong year with 32 appearances, 21 starts in the circle...compiled a record of 12-5 with a 3.95 ERA...threw four complete games with three shutouts...over 118 innings pitched, while only giving up 113 hits, 73 runs, 67 which were earned along with 54 walks and notching 67 strikeouts...in conference play, Harper tossed 42.0 innings, generating a 4.33 ERA, good for second-best on the team and second-best year total of her career...in 12 SEC games, eight of which were started, she allowed a team-low 40 hits, 26 earned runs and 26 walks, while also notching 26 strikeouts...her .263 opponents batting average against conference opponents was also a team-best...found her footing in the postseason starting with a complete seven-inning victory over rival-Alabama (5/8) in the SEC Tournament semifinals, allowing only one run on four hits while striking out two in a 7-1 victory, sending Auburn to its first SEC Tournament final...named to SEC All-Tournament Team...went on to make five appearances with three starts and 18.2 innings pitched in the postseason...named to SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. Game Highlights: Won one game in the NCAA Regional vs. South Alabama (5/16) with another complete performance, tossing a one-hitter over seven innings with four walks and three strikeouts...the one-hit performance was her best of the season in an appearance of two innings or more, sending Auburn to the NCAA Regional final...along with the Alabama and South Alabama games, Harper tied a career-high 7.0 innings pitched three times in 2015, the third time being a 4-1 win over Pacific (3/5)...had a season-high six strikeouts vs. Appalachian State (2/8), part of a 9-0 run-rule victory.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Notched 32 appearances in her second year for Auburn, with 27 being starts in the circle...compiled a record of 17-5 for the year, one win better than the previous year...threw 11 complete games with three shutouts...over 130 innings pitched, only gave up 103 hits, 80 runs, 70 being earned with 82 walks and 125 strikeouts...her ERA of 3.74 for the year was good for second-best on the squad...her strikeout total was a new personal-best and good for 13th-most in the SEC...in conference play, Harper established a 5.36 ERA with 11 appearances and nine starts...she had four complete games in conference play with one shutout...over 47 innings in SEC play, Harper gave up only 53 hits, 36 earned runs and 34 walks with 35 strikeouts. Game Highlights: Tossed two consecutive no-hitters vs. Radford (3/14) and Savannah State (3/15), her first of her career...Auburn run-ruled both opponents in five innings, while Harper racked up a combined 16 strikeouts, 10 coming against Radford...tied a career-high seven innings pitched four times throughout the season, vs. Tennessee Tech (2/9), Nebraska-Omaha (2/15), Alabama (4/16) and Texas A&M (4/26)...set a new career-high for strikeouts in a game with 11 vs. Nebraska-Omaha (2/15), one of two 10-plus strikeout games...went 20 appearances before recording her first loss, starting the year 14-0 and including a stretch of eight-straight wins...appeared in both games of the SEC Tournament, going two innings vs. South Carolina (5/7) and three innings vs. Alabama (5/8)...started against the Crimson Tide, giving up four hits with seven runs, four being earned with three walks and one strikeout...came in relief in the first round against the Gamecocks, going two innings strong and giving up only one hit with one walk and two strikeouts.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Appeared in 34 games with 23 starts ... posted 16-10 record with 2.96 ERA in 161.0 innings ... in SEC play, appeared in 17 games with 10 starts going 4-7 with 4.12 ERA in 71.1 innings ... led team in innings pitched... won nine of first 10 starts ... set Auburn freshman record for wins (16) ... Win total was tied for seventh in Auburn single-season records. Game Highlights: Set single-game high with 10 strikeouts vs. Tennessee State... Threw complete-game allowing four runs (all earned) on four hits in win vs. No. 4 Florida ... also tossed complete-game in road victory at No. 4 Alabama ... started and earned win in game one vs. Mississippi State and earned save in game two vs. MSU ... also earned win in game one against Ole Miss and a save in game two vs. Rebels.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Jim Brown ... earned class 6A Central Region MVP in 2010 and 2011 ... named 6A state player and pitcher of the year in 2011 and 6A state pitcher of the year in 2012 ... hit .378 with 15 home runs and 69 RBI as a junior with a 36-12 record and 0.78 ERA ... as a senior, hit .415 with 42 RBI, nine home runs and a 26-9 record with a 0.87 ERA in 217 innings.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Sharon and Mac Harper ... has one sister, Courtney ... major: Physical Activity and Health major.