Auburn football: Softball, swimming take over spring break

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily War Eagle Wakeup, a rundown of everything happening in Auburn football and Auburn Tigers athletics with Lauren Shute. Today, we discuss spring break, softball and swimming.

Spring is on the way…we promise 

As you’re probably well aware, it’s spring break.

That means a lot of student-athletes are preparing for NCAA Tournament games or getting some well deserved rest and relaxation somewhere on a beach.

Or in some locations, spring break might look like this.

Still, before you know it spring break will be over.

What does that mean for Auburn football players?

Scrimmages, intensifying position battles and more news is on the way. Until then, apply that sunscreen or stay warm — and keep your mind on the looming A-Day game.


Happening on the Plains 

Shining star shortstop 

Haley Fagan knew she couldn’t be anxious about past injuries heading into this season.

So far, that plan seems to be working out for the senior. Fagan was named the SEC player of the week on Tuesday afternoon, becoming the first Auburn player this season to be awarded the honor.

The shortstop kept her career-best hitting streak going (it’s now at 20 games) and is entering this weekend with a 23-game on-base streak, too. Fagan has reached base in 10 of her 14 plate appearances and hit .556 through four games last week, adding three hits. She was a huge part of why Auburn was able to open SEC play with a big series win over LSU.

Unfortunately the Tigers’ Tuesday night matchup against Tennessee was canceled due to the blizzard and blizzard-like conditions that are overwhelming the east coast.

Because the game was a non-conference matchup, it won’t be made up.

Don’t worry, Auburn is back today in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Clint Myers’ club will take on Middle Tennessee at 5 p.m. ET.

Spring break winning

Auburn baseball defeated UAB 4-0 on Tuesday afternoon at Plainsman Park.

It may have been a little chilly, but ace Gabe Klobosits pitched six scoreless innings when he entered the game in the second inning (he finished with three strikeouts).

With the win, Auburn moves to 13-5 on the season. The pitching staff hasn’t allowed an earned run in the last 27 innings pitched and the Tigers lead the NCAA with 7 shutouts so far this season.

Auburn will face Jacksonville State today at 4 p.m. ET.

It’s cold. Wind is blowing and temperatures have dropped significantly in some parts of the country.

But in the pool in Indy? Things are heating up.

The 2017 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships start today with the 800 freestyle relay at 6 p.m. ET.

Nine Tiger swimmers were invited to the NCAAs as well as diver Alison Maillard. Auburn has a lot of history when it comes to the water, nabbing five national championships — the last of which was won in 2007.

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