April 23, 2010
Auburn, Ala. -
The Auburn softball team opens a Southeastern Conference divisional series against the Ole Miss Rebels with a nationally televised game Saturday and concludes the series with a regionally televised game Sunday in Oxford, Miss.
The first game of Saturday’s doubleheader will be aired nationally by ESPNU beginning at 4 p.m. CT. The second game of the doubleheader will not be televised. Sunday’s single-game finale will be aired regionally by SportSouth, Sun Sports, FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Houston, FOX Sports South in Kentucky beginning at 1 p.m. CT.
Fans should contact their local cable provider for ESPNU listings for Saturday’s game. To find Sunday’s game in local markets go to, http://msn.foxsports.com/tv/schedule.
Auburn is 23-21 overall and 6-16 in the SEC. The Tigers are 10th overall in the SEC standings. The Rebels are 23-21 overall and 5-13 in the SEC and are ninth overall in the league. The Tigers trail Mississippi State by one game for the eighth and final spot in the SEC Tournament going into the weekend.
“It’s always a great series when we play Ole Miss,” Auburn head coach Tina Deese said. “Our team is locked in and looking forward to going to Oxford. Obviously it’s a big series, as they all are, this time of year because we’re right there with several other teams battling for position in the SEC Tournament.”
Junior Kyndall White has paced the Tigers at the plate in the last 10 games, hitting .333 with three home runs and nine RBI. White has 15 home runs in her career and is one home run shy of moving into a tie for 10th in the Auburn career home run list.
Sophomore pitcher Angel Bunner has issued just one walk in her last 10.1 innings of work and has given up one earned or less in four of her last five outings. Sophomore hurler Lauren Schmalz has posted a 0.40 ERA, allowing just one earned run, in her last seven appearances while sophomore Jenee Loree has given up just one earned run in her last four appearances.
Auburn owns a 30-13 series lead over Ole Miss and enters the weekend having won seven straight. The Tigers are 17-3 against the Rebels in Oxford and have won five straight and eight of the last nine. The Tigers last series loss to the Rebels came in Auburn in 2007 with Ole Miss winning two of three games. Auburn has outscored Ole Miss 181-112 in the 43-game history.
The Auburn vs. Ole Miss series can be heard on the radio in Auburn on WZMG 910 AM and via the internet at www.auburntigers.com.