Auburn's Carlee Wallace has a good look at ball in play in NCAA Regional
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. -- Haley Fagan doesn't know anything about a home run drought.
Her homer in the bottom of the fifth broke a scoreless game and helped send Auburn past South Alabama 1-0in the first game in NCAA Regional in Auburn on Saturday.
It was Fagan's 13th homer of the year. She has hit Auburn's last three homers for a team that is otherwise known for the long ball, but has found itself relying more on pitching the last few weeks.
The Tigers found plenty ofpitching in starter Marcy Harper on Saturday, whowent the distance, allowing only a hit.
The win pushed Auburn toSunday's championship round. Sunday's first game is at noon, and, if necessary, another game will follow at Jane B. Moore Field.
The Tigers, winners over Tennessee Tech in a regional opener Friday, improved to 51-9. South Alabama dropped to the losers' bracket and was set to play Saturday's third game against the loser of the middle game between Tennessee Tech and Chattanooga.
Auburn will host a Super Regional next weekend if it wins this regional Sunday.
Our updated story with comments from coach Clint Myers and players is here.
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine