Auburn Tigers 2017 Season

It’s hard to believe you can make it to the Super Regionals round and it still be a disappointing season but in the case of Auburn that’s true. Many expected the team to make it back to the WCWS again this year.

The team was 49-12 overall, 17-7 in the SEC. They were 31-6 at home while 10-4 playing away games. When it came to playing against Top 25 teams they went 13-10.

The team had to deal with several happenings that may have affected their game including pitcher McKayla Martin, shortstop Haley Fagan, and reserve outfielder Brittany Maresette were arrested on charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia and being suspended for several games. Also head coach Clint Myers son Corey who was an assistant head coach out of no where left the team. He was responsible for working with the pitchers and that could have caused some problems in late season and playoff games.

Lead the team batting was Alyssa Rivera .371 BA, Victoria Draper .340 BA, Carlee Wallace .333 BA 7 HR and Kasey Cooper .311 BA, 10 HR. Pitching was handled by Makayla Martin 1.98 ERA, 20-6 and Kaylee Carlson 1.36 ERA, 27-5.

The team got off to a good start in their opening Auburn Regional round defeating East Tenn. State 11-0 (5-innings),
California 4-3 (9-innings) and 8-2 to move on to the Super Regionals round where they ran in to eventual champs Oklahoma who eliminated Auburn in two straight games by scores of 0-4 and 2-5.

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