Softball Hosts Arkansas This Weekend
April 19, 2012
Auburn, Ala. - The Auburn softball team will host the Arkansas Razorbacks in a three-game series this weekend at Jane B. Moore Field, beginning with the series opener Friday at 6 p.m. CT.
The Tigers and Razorbacks will play game two of the series Saturday at 1 p.m. CT and will then play the series finale Sunday at noon CT. Sunday's game will be televised by Fox Sports South/SportSouth.
"Arkansas has a pair of lefty pitchers and we haven't seen very many of them this year," Auburn head coach Tina Deese said. "The last time we saw a lefty was against No. 14 UCLA and we did pretty well, but that was back in early March. Arkansas is fighting for a spot in the SEC Tournament just like we are and I'm sure they are going to bring a lot energy every single inning."
Auburn goes into the series with a 26-18 overall record and a 5-14 mark in the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas is 23-19 overall and 4-15 in the SEC. The Tigers currently hold the eighth and final spot for the SEC Tournament, with the Razorbacks one game back in ninth place.
The Tigers are coming off a series sweep at the hands of No. 3 Florida in Gainesville last weekend. Although the Tigers were swept, Auburn brought the tying or go-ahead run to the plate in the seventh inning of all three games.
Junior first baseman Caitlin Jordan paced the Tigers offensively in Gainesville, hitting .375 with two home runs, a triple and two RBI.
Senior shortstop Lauren Guzman goes into the weekend with a chance to break the Auburn record for consecutive games started. Guzman has started every game on the schedule since arriving to Auburn as a freshman in 2009, a streak of 219 games. Ashley Griffin holds the record at 221 games.
Radio coverage of the series will be on 91.1 FM WEGL in Auburn and online, along with live stats, at www.auburntigers.com. Fans can follow the Tigers on Twitter @AuburntigersSB.
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