Auburn Softball Hosts Tiger Invitational This Weekend



Feb. 12, 2009

Auburn, Ala. - The Auburn softball team will host the Tiger Invitational Tournament this weekend at the Jane B. Moore Field and play a pair of games in the tournament's opening day on Friday, Feb. 13.

The Tigers will play Eastern Kentucky at 12:30 p.m. and follow that with a 3 p.m. game against the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Auburn will play once Saturday, taking on Western Kentucky at 10 a.m. The Tigers will close the tournament on Sunday, with a 2 p.m. game against Morehead State. All Auburn games will be carried locally on WZMG AM 910 and via the internet at

"We are excited about playing in front of our home crowd this weekend," Auburn head coach Tina Deese said. "We have some really good teams coming in for the Tiger Invitational and this will certainly be a good challenge for us."

The Tigers are 6-1 on the season and are coming off a 5-2 win over Jacksonville State on Tuesday night and a 6-0 over Georgia State on Wednesday night.

Senior outfielder Myesha Finney has led the Tigers offensively, hitting .429 with seven RBI, two home runs and a double in the first seven games.

"Myesha has certainly gotten off to a good start for us this season," Deese added. "She is one of our three seniors and has given us what we were counting on, especially with so many young players on the team."

The Tigers have seven true freshmen on the roster, with four of those seeing playing time in at least six of the first seven games. Catcher Elizabeth Eisterhold has started every game behind the plate and is second on the team with a .381 batting average, while Lauren Guzman has started every game at second base.

The first game of the Tiger Invitational is at 10 a.m. and will feature Furman vs. Eastern Kentucky. Admission to all games is free.



Tiger Invitational Schedule:

Friday, Feb. 13
10 a.m. - Furman vs. Eastern Kentucky
12:30 p.m. - Auburn vs. Eastern Kentucky
3 p.m. - Missouri-Kansas City vs. Auburn
5:30 p.m. - Western Kentucky vs. Furman
8 p.m. - Morehead State vs. Missouri-Kansas City

Saturday, Feb. 14
10 a.m. - Auburn vs. Western Kentucky
12:30 p.m. - Western Kentucky vs. Morehead State
3 p.m. - Eastern Kentucky vs. Missouri-Kansas City
5:30 p.m. - Furman vs. Morehead State

Sunday, Feb. 15
9 a.m. - Missouri-Kansas City vs. Furman
11:30 p.m. - Eastern Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky
2 p.m. - Morehead State vs. Auburn