Auburn Softball Earns Bye Into Championship Game Of FIU Tournament
February 6, 2005
MIAMI -- Auburn’s scheduled game against Illinois State Sunday at the Diamond Fun & Sun Classic was cancelled due to the Redbirds’ travel requirements. The top-seeded Tigers will now play the winner of No. 2 seeded Florida International and No. 3 South Florida at 2 p.m. CT in the tournament’s championship game.
Illinois State defeated Kentucky, 5-4, in 11 innings in the first game of Sunday’s championship round play. But because the Redbirds had travel plans requiring them to leave the tournament early, the Tigers received a bye until the championship game. Florida International and South Florida play at 12 p.m. CT and the winner of that game will take on Auburn approximately 30 minutes later.
Auburn is 3-1 through the first two days of the tournament. The Tigers defeated South Florida, 6-3, to start off the tournament Friday, but then fell to Illinois State, 3-2, in eight innings. Auburn then swept its play Saturday, defeating Kentucky, 9-1, in five innings, then beat Florida International, 6-1, in the nightcap.
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