March 6, 2008
Auburn, Ala. -
The Auburn softball team returns to action this weekend by hosting the War Eagle Classic beginning Friday at Jane B. Moore Field.
The Tigers (16-3) welcome Bowling Green (0-5), Georgia Southern (16-10), Lipscomb (5-8) and Tennessee Tech (8-12-1) to town for the three-day tournament.
Auburn opens play Friday with a 12:30 p.m. game against Bowling Green and follows that with a 3 p.m. game against Georgia Southern.
"We are excited about being back home and getting a chance to play in front of our fans," Auburn head coach Tina Deese said. "We have some good teams coming in this weekend and it's a challenge our team will have to be prepared for."
Auburn is coming of a 14-game road swing that ended with a 7-3 victory over Samford Wednesday night in Birmingham. The Tigers went 11-3 during that stretch.
Against the War Eagle Classic field, the Tigers are 4-2. Auburn is 2-0 against Tennessee Tech and is 1-1 against Lipscomb and Georgia Southern. Auburn will be playing Bowling Green for the first time.
Sunday will be a championship playoff format. Seeding will be based on each team's record after day of the tournament. All games, except the one on Sunday, will be at Jane B. Moore Field. Game times for the tournament are:
Friday, March 7
10 a.m. - Bowling Green vs. Lipscomb
12:30 p.m. - Auburn vs. Bowling Green
3 p.m. - Georgia Southern vs. Auburn
5:30 p.m. - Lipscomb vs. Tennessee Tech
8 p.m. - Tennessee Tech vs. Georgia Southern
Saturday, March 8
10 a.m. - Lipscomb vs. Auburn
12:30 p.m. - Auburn vs. Tennessee Tech
3 p.m. - Georgia Southern vs. Lipscomb
5:30 p.m. - Tennessee Tech vs. Bowling Green
8 p.m. - Bowling Green vs. Georgia Southern
Sunday, March 9
10 a.m. - Game 1: #4 Seed vs. #5 Seed (at Auburn City Complex)
10 a.m. - Game 2: #3 Seed vs. #2 Seed (at Jane B. Moore Field)
12:30 p.m. - Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. #1 Seed
3 p.m. - Game 4: Game 3 winner vs. Game 2 winner