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Auburn Softball Wilson/DeMarini Classic Weekend Recap

The bats awoke and Auburn swept the weekend tournament on the Plains.

Carlee Wallace
Carlee Wallace
Dakota Sumter / Auburn Athletics

Auburn put a bit of a hurting on three teams from around the southeast this weekend in Jane B. Moore Field. It was another dominant pitching performance by the Auburn staff as they only allowed 2 runs the whole weekend. Meanwhile, they put up over 30 runs of their own. While there were a number of home runs, most of the runs scored were through singles and doubles driving runners across the plate.

Game 1: 9-1 win over Liberty

Home runs were the order of the day Friday night. Kasey Cooper, Carlee Wallace, and Haley Fagan all picked up a longball. Makayla Martin threw 5 innings, striking out 5 and allowing only 1 run on 2 hits and 2 walks.

Game 2: 15-0 win over College of Charleston

The Tigers began Saturday afternoon with a 7-run first inning. Home runs weren't really the order of the day in this one. Most of the runs were picked up by solid swings of the bat moving runners around the basepaths. Alyssa Rivera did get a home run in this one, though. Kaylee Carlson got the win in this one, working through just three scoreless innings before Jenna Abbott came on in relief.

Game 3: 8-1 win over Texas State

Texas State came into this game with a 13-3 record and an ace pitcher who has stifled plenty of teams this year. She was shutting down Auburn, too, until Jenna Abbott opened the floodgates in the 6th. Kasey Cooper and Kendall Veach homered as a part of the 7 running inning. This was a big confidence booster for the Tigers as they chased Randi Rupp from the circle just before that onslaught began.

Game 4: 8-0 win over College of Charleston

The runs kept on coming Sunday afternoon in the rematch with College of Charleston. Meanwhile, Kaylee Carlson and Makayla Martin combined on the 5-inning run-rule victory. The Tigers got 3 runs in the 2nd inning and 5 in the 3rd inning to get to the 8-0 final score. Kasey Cooper led the way with 4 RBIs on the afternoon. The Tigers were able to finish the drill in the 5th and get out of the weekend with all wins.

The star of the weekend has to be Carlee Wallace. She was near perfect at the plate. The pitching staff was just as shut-down as always, too. The Tigers still can improve but they were able to get a lot of youngsters some experience this weekend while preparing for next weekend's opening series against LSU.

Before that, though, the Tigers will face Alabama State this Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm Central.