HALEY FAGAN (PHOTO BY JASON CALDWELL)

Trio of Auburn Softball Players Suspended After Arrests

Three AU softball players were arrested on Thursday.

Auburn, Ala.--Three Auburn softball players have been suspended indefinitely following arrests on early Thursday morning for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, a second degree misdemeanor.

Senior shortstop Haley Fagan, sophomore pitcher Makayla Martin and freshman outfielder Brittany Marsette were arrested at 12:45 a.m at a residence on East Samford Avenue., according to a city of Auburn police report. That was several hours after the team played a home game.

They are not with the team, which is traveling to Columbia, S.C., to play a three-game series vs. the South Carolina Gamecocks. An AU official said there would be no further comment on their status at this time other than they are "indefinitely suspended" from team activities.

Martin pitched in Wednesday night’s victory over Kennesaw State while Fagan was the starting shortstop, an assignment she has held throughout the season. Marsette has played only sparingly this season.

Photography: Johnny Lawrence

Makayla Martin has been a key player for the Tigers since joining the team last season.

Fagan has been the starter at shortstop throughout the season since coming back from knee surgery, which forced her to

miss most of her 2016 season. Martin was scheduled to pitch again on Saturday. Her spot in the rotation is expected to be taken by either freshman Ashlee Swindle or senior Jenna Abbott with Kaylee Carlson pitching on Friday and Sunday.

Junior Whitney Jordan, who started 65 games at shortstop last season, is likely to move into a starting role. She has played in the outfield and at second base this year.

Martin has a 16-5 record this season with a 2.05 earned run average. Fagan is batting .323, which is fourth among the expected starters. Marsette has been mainly used as a pinch-runner. She has one hit in seven at-bats.

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