Feb. 25, 2010
Auburn, Ala. -
The Auburn softball team will play five games in the NFCA Leadoff Classic tournament beginning Friday, Feb. 26, at South Commons Complex in Columbus, Ga.
The Tigers (7-3) will play Kent State at 10 a.m. CT and Illinois State at 3 p.m. CT on Friday, the first day of the tournament. Kent State is 0-5 this season, while Illinois State is 5-3.
Auburn will play Virginia Tech at 10 a.m. CT on Saturday, followed by a 3 p.m. CT game against Southern Illinois. Virginia Tech is 4-5 this season, while the Southern Illinois Saluki's are 7-2.
The Tigers' last game of the tournament has been moved from a 9 a.m. CT start to an 11:30 a.m. CT start. Auburn will play North Carolina State on Sunday to close out the Leadoff Classic. The Wolfpack are 6-4 this season.
Auburn is playing in the NFCA Leadoff Classic for the fifth time. The Tigers first competed in the tournament in 1998 and made return trips in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
The Tigers are a combined 3-6 against their opponents in the tournament, with six of the nine games decided by one run including all three games in the series against Southern Illinois.
All of Auburn's games in the NFCA Leadoff Classic can be heard on the radio in Auburn on WZMG 910 AM and via the internet at www.auburntigers.com.