Tiger Softball Set to Start Fall Slate With Wallace State on Thursday

Oct. 9, 2013

AUBURN, Ala. – The newest version of the Auburn softball team will get its first taste of outside competition tomorrow when the Tigers face Wallace State Community College for a fall doubleheader tomorrow starting at 4 p.m. at Jane B. Moore Field.

Tomorrow’s two games will be the first of an eight-game fall schedule for Auburn against four different opponents through the month of October. Tomorrow will also be the fall debut of new head coach Clint Myers and his staff.

Auburn returns four players that were named All-SEC last season, including junior Braandi Melero, who was named All-SEC Second Team after hitting .301 with 14 RBI in league play. Morgan Estell was selected to the SEC All-Defensive Team at first base after not committing an error with six assists and Emily Carosone and Tiffany Howard were selected to the SEC All-Freshman Team. Carosone hit a team-best .386 in league play last season, while Howard hit .310 against SEC foes.

Thursday’s slate of games will also be the first opportunity to see the newest Tigers on the roster. Six new players will grace the orange and blue for the first time against Wallace State.

Gates at Jane B. Moore field will open 90 minutes prior to game time. Admission for all fall ball contests are free to the public.

A full recap of both games along with stats will be available on AuburnTigers.com at the conclusion of the second game.

For more information on Auburn softball, visit AuburnTigers.com, follow the team on Twitter @AuburnTigersSB or follow them on Facebook at Facebook.com/AuburnSB.

2013 Fall Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 10 - vs. Wallace State - 4 p.m./6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 17 - vs. Southern Union - 4 p.m./6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19 - vs. Northwest Florida State College - 2 p.m./4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 23 - vs. Gulf Coast State College - 3 p.m./5 p.m.