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Auburn Softball Falls to Florida in Women's College World Series Semi-Final

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it was a tough way to end it all, but they fought to the very end.

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What a ride. What a run. With a walk-off left-field single, Florida ended Auburn's magical season in the bottom of the 9th.

The Tigers had two grueling games on Saturday, including last night's late 10 inning affair, but you never would have known by the way they played. Auburn's defense made some amazing plays to extend the game. Particularly Morgan Estell's laser throw to Carlee Wallace to end a bases loaded threat by Florida, late.

It was a season of records and firsts for Auburn. The turnaround over where they were two years ago has been phenomenal. Clint Myers took this team to their first Super Regional and then to the Women's College World Series for the first time. They won in almost every strange fashion you can think of. They fought back to extend or win games when everyone thought they were done. They were one of the most exciting Auburn sports teams I've ever watched.

This season may be done, but Auburn Softball proved they will be a force to reckon with in the future. Only two of Auburn's starters were seniors. They'll be back. They took a softball powerhouse into extras for the win last night in UCLA. They nearly did the same against Florida, today. Clint Myers is building a powerhouse of his own on the Plains

We'll have more on the team, their season, and their future next week. What a ride. If you can make it out to the airport to welcome these girls back home, then please do so. They deserve a huge welcome home.

War Eagle. Always.