The game wasn't quite as dramatic as yesterday, but it still had fireworks. Auburn took the lead 1-0 in the first inning and only trailed for a brief period of time.
Illegal pitches were the order of the day, today. UL-Lafayette's pitchers were continuously called for both feet off the ground at one point during the throwing motion, which advanced numerous Auburn runners. Auburn continued it's strange streak of being unable to get the bats going with bases loaded, but they were still getting runs across.
Kasey Cooper was the hero of the day with her three run shot for her 18th home run of the season. That gave Auburn the 6-2 lead that was all they needed. UL-Lafayette added a run in the Bottom of the 6th, but Lexi Davis and the Auhurn defense shut down the Ragin' Cajuns' prolific bats.
When Auburn hired Clint Myers two years ago, they hired him with the expectation of getting a coach who would take the Tigers to the Softball College World Series. He had done it eight times as the Arizona State Sun Devils' head coach. In his second season, he took the Tigers to their very first Super Regional and now has taken them to the promised land of Oklahoma City
Perhaps even more impressively, the Tigers have run through the NCAA Tournament undefeated while continuously stranding runners. They've found new and exciting ways to win every game. Auburn picked up an early run with bunt singles by two of the biggest home run hitters in Haley Fagan and Jade Rhodes.
It's only fitting that they picked up the winning runs doing what got them there in the first place. In a big-time home run by one of the heavy hitters in Kasey Cooper.
War. Damn. Auburn. Softball. It's on to Oklahoma City, folks.
It's great to be an Auburn Tiger!