Photography: Johnny Lawrence

Previewing Auburn's Softball Regional Field

Previewing the field for Auburn's NCAA softball regional that begins on Friday at Jane B. Moore Field.

Victoria Draper (above) is Auburn's starting center fielder.

Auburn, Ala.--The Auburn Tigers will be a host for an NCAA Softball Tournament regional for a third consecutive year. The action begins Friday at 1 p.m. CDT at Jane B. Moore Field as Cal takes on Notre Dame. Auburn will play East Tennessee state at 3:30 p.m. in the double elimination event that is scheduled to wrap up on Sunday.

Auburn, No. 7 national seed, No. 1 regional seed

46-10, 17-7 SEC

Team Batting Average: .272

Home Runs: 47

Home Runs Allowed: 16

Team ERA: 1.64

Team Fielding Percentage: .969

 

Top Hitters:

Alyssa Rivera, .380, 3 HR, 25 RBI

Carlee Wallace, .348, 7 HR, 18 2B, 47 RBI

Victoria Draper, .341, 40 runs

 

Top Pitchers:

Kaylee Carlson, 26-4, 1.14 ERA, 110 K, 48 hits, 190 ? innings pitched

Makayla Martin, 18-5, 1.99 ERA, 94 K, 48 hits, 137 ? innings pitched

Photography: Johnny Lawrence

Kaylee Carlson was named to the All-SEC First Team last week.

East Tennessee State, No. 4 regional seed

29-24 overall, 10-7 in Southern Conference

First NCAA appearance

Common Opponents: Mercer (2-1, 2-0, 4-3 wins, 2-0 loss), Kennesaw State (L 7-5)

Auburn beat Mercer 10-1 in 5 inn., defeated KSU 7-3

 

Team Batting Average: .288

Home Runs: 34

Home Runs Allowed: 42

Team ERA: 3.29

Team Fielding Percentage: .963

 

Top Hitters:

Tiffany Laughren--..379, 4 HR, 17 2B, 31 RBI

Danielle Knoetze--.358, 11 HR, 15 2B, 43 RBI

Taylor Carter--.346, 9 HR, 35 RBI

 

Top Pitchers:

Madison Ogle--12-12, 3.41 ERA, 95 K, 150 Hits, 145 ? innings pitched

Lindsey Fadnek--9-5, 3.37 ERA, 83 K,  87 Hits, 97 ? innings pitched



California, No. 2 regional seed

30-22 overall, 6-17 Pac-12

Common Opponents: Illinois (9-5, 2-1 wins), Ohio State (5-4 win), Florida (4-0 loss), Washington (4-0, 4-2, 3-2 losses)

Auburn beat Illinois 6-2, Ohio State 8-0, lost to Florida 4-3 and 7-0 before beating Gators 1-0, lost to Washington 2-1 (10 inn.)

 

Team Batting Average: .263

Home Runs: 11

Home Runs Allowed: 37

Team ERA: 3.35

Team Fielding Percentage: .965

 

Top Hitters:

Kylie Reed, .329, 26 Runs

Jazmyn Jackson, .324, 2 HR, 17 2B, 31 RBI

Lindsay Rood, .320, 3 HR, 9 2B, 11 Stolen Bases

 

Top Pitchers:

Zoe Conley, 19-13, 2.80 ERA, 145 K, 173 Hits, 200 ? innings pitched

Stephanie Trzcinski, 6-6, 47 K, 77 Hits, 72 innings pitched



Notre Dame, No. 3 regional seed

33-21, 13-11 ACC

Common Opponents: Missouri (8-0 loss), Georgia (10-7 win), Oklahoma (5-4 win),

Auburn beat Oklahoma 3-2, Georgia 7-5, 13-4, 4-3, Missouri 5-4, 6-1, lost 6-1

 

Team Batting Average: .301

Home Runs: 33

Home Runs Allowed: 52

Team ERA: 3.87

Team Fielding Percentage: .960

 

Top Hitters:

Ali Wester, .404, 8-9 stolen bases

Morgan Reed, .365, 7 HR, 54 RBI

Karley Wester, .346, 30-35 stolen bases

 

Top Pitchers:

Rachel Nasland, 16-10, 3.57 ERA, 106 K, 182 hits, 172 ? innings pitched

Katie Beriont, 12-6, 4.11 ERA, 63 K, 159 hits, 122 ? innings pitched

Auburn Regional Schedule (All Times CDT)

Friday, May 19

Notre Dame (32-21) vs. California (30-22) - 1 p.m. (TV ESPN2)

No. 7 seed Auburn* (46-10) vs. ETSU (29-24)- 3:30 p.m. (TV ESPNU)

Saturday, May 20

Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – 1:30 p.m. (TV TBA)
Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 4 p.m. (TV TBA)
Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 – 6:30 p.m. (TV TBA)

Sunday, May 21
Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5 – 1:30 p.m. (TV TBA)
Game 7: (if necessary) – 4 p.m. (TV TBA) 

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