April 9, 2009
Auburn, Ala. -
The Auburn softball team will take on the 12th-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols in a three game series beginning with a single game Friday at 6 p.m. CT at Sherrie Parker Lee Stadium in Knoxville.
The series was originally scheduled to begin Saturday with a double-header and conclude Sunday with a single game. In observance of the Easter Sunday holiday, the series was moved up and will conclude with a double-header Saturday beginning at noon.
Auburn enters the weekend with a 27-13 overall record and a 7-7 record in Southeastern Conference play. The Lady Vols stand at 30-9-1 overall and 7-6-1 in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee is coming off a two-game split with Kentucky on Wednesday. The Lady Vols won game one 12-4, but lost game two 6-5 as the Wildcats rallied for three runs in the seventh.
"We are looking forward to the weekend," Auburn head coach Tina Deese said. "Tennessee is a very good team and the atmosphere there is always tough on opposing teams. They are playing well and we are going to have to be at our best against them."
The Tigers are coming off a series win against the Arkansas Razorbacks last weekend in Fayetteville. Auburn won games one and three of the series.
Auburn is 2-2 against ranked teams in 2009. The Tigers defeated No. 18 North Carolina 6-5 on Feb. 7, and No. 11 Cal 4-1 on Feb. 27. Auburn lost a double-header to No. 1 Florida, dropping game one 3-0 and game two 7-1.
Tennessee leads the overall series against the Tigers with an 18-16 record, including a 10-6 record in games played in Knoxville. The Lady Vols have won four straight and five of the last six games played in Knoxville.
Live stats and radio coverage of the series can be accessed at www.auburntigers.com. Radio coverage in Auburn can also be found on WZMG AM 910.