Auburn sports: Football has no time to waste; softball scores big
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No time to waste
If you missed the article below Wednesday the gist was this: There’s no time to waste.
Auburn football has just about three weeks until the spring game and the Tigers have some things to figure out. At the top of that list is who is leading the race for the starting running back job.
Players returned to practice this week and will speak to media for the first time in what seems like forever after practice Thursday evening. Get excited. Thursday is when you might start hearing names you’ll want to remember.
— SEC Country Auburn (@SECCountryAU) March 21, 2018
In other Auburn news:
- Countdown to A Day spring game is critical for Auburn running back contenders.
- Mississippi pass rusher Derick Hall loves coach Gus Malzahn.
- Danjel Purifoy tweets that he’ll play for Auburn basketball next season.
- Auburn football’s top wide receiver returns to full contact in spring practice.
- What VCU transfer Samir Doughty will bring to Auburn basketball next season.
- Auburn basketball will be loaded with experience, depth for SEC title defense next season.
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Softball scores big
Scoring runs is fun. Scoring 22 runs? That’s even better.
That’s also exactly how Auburn softball spent its Wednesday evening at Jane B. Moore Field. The Tigers defeated Alabama State, posting 22 runs and holding the Yellow Jackets scoreless.
The win was even sweeter as 1,686 fans were in attendance to cheer on Mickey Dean’s team. It was the biggest win since Auburn topped Arkansas 23-0 in April 2016. It also was the 18th shutout of the season, which is fifth most in program history. Justus Perry hit 2 homers in the third inning. And of all the great softball players to don orange and blue, Perry became the first one to hit 2 home runs in the same inning.
In addition to Perry’s hot night at the plate, Casey McCrackin, Makenna Dowell and Morgan Podany also had multi-RBI appearances. Auburn freshman pitcher Chardonnay Harris got the start and her third win of the season.
— Auburn Softball (@AuburnSoftball) March 22, 2018
Tweet of the day
Back-to-back tweets of the day. Thanks, Danjel.
Yes I am coming back next year🙏🏾. #WarEagle
— Thedanjelpurifoy3 (@DanjelKevon3) March 21, 2018
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