Aug. 5, 2014
AUBURN, Ala. - Only two months removed from its NCAA Regional final showdown with Minnesota, the Auburn softball team is already looking to 2015 and that starts with the fall as their exhibition schedule is set. The newest faces of Auburn softball will get their first crack in the Orange and Blue, while last year's veterans will get a chance to get back on the field and get back to work.
The Tigers are coming off a record-breaking 2014 season that saw them within one win of reaching its first ever NCAA Super Regional. AU finished with 42 wins and only 19 losses, tying for the second-most wins in one year in Auburn softball history.
The offensive numbers this year from the Tigers definitely showed that of a College World Series team. The total number of runs scored (440), home runs hit (83) and RBI (411) were the highest in any season in Auburn's history. The team batting average (.305) was also the highest in the last nine years.
Head coach Clint Myers and the rest of his staff is hoping that momentum will carry over into 2015, but all that starts with the preparation and practice that begins in the fall, starting on Oct. 2 vs. Snead State Community College and Faulkner State Community College. Game times are slated for 3:30 and 6 p.m. that day.
Auburn's next opportunity for field competition will come on Oct. 12 in a double-header against well-known Division II member, Valdosta State. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.
The Tigers third DH of the 2014 fall will be on Oct. 16 starting at 3:30 p.m. against Southern Union State Community College. Following that game, Auburn will go up against Central Alabama Community College at 6 p.m. on the same day.
The fall finale will pit AU against Northwest Florida State at 4:15 p.m. and Columbus State at 6:30 p.m.
All games will be played at Jane B. Moore Field. Admission is free.
2014 Auburn Softball Fall Schedule
Thursday, Oct. 2
vs. Snead State Community College - 3:30 p.m.
vs. Faulkner State Community College - 6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 12
vs. Valdosta State - 1 p.m./3:15 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 16
vs. Southern Union State Community College - 3:30 p.m.
vs. Central Alabama Community College - 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24
vs. Northwest Florida State - 4:15 p.m.
vs. Columbia State - 6:30 p.m.