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Auburn Catcher Leaving Softball Team

Catcher Carlee Wallace is not planning to play for the softball Tigers next season.

Carlee Wallace (above) is shown in Auburn's NCAA Regional victory over Cal.

Auburn, Ala.--Carlee Wallace, an All-SEC catcher for the Auburn softball Tigers, will not return to the team for the 2018 season.

Coach Clint Myers said on Wednesday evening at one of his summer softball camps that the catcher is the only returning player he is not expecting back next season. Myers said he is not certain what the catcher’s future plans are. She originally committed to play for Myers when he was head coach at Arizona State and ended up signing with Auburn after he moved to the SEC.

“She had a great three years here at Auburn," Myers said. "We hate to see her go, but we wish her well. She will always be a Tiger.” 

As a junior she finished third on the team in batting average at .333 and led the Tigers in RBI with 52 and doubles with 20. She was fourth in home runs with seven and was also named to the SEC All-Defensive Team.

A native of Alpine, Calif., Wallace has been a regular in the lineup the past three seasons as a catcher or designated hitter. She batted .281 as a freshman and .287 as a sophomore.

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