AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn softball senior shortstop Haley Fagan will not miss any time after an incident involving Florida coach Tim Walton on Monday night.
Auburn softball coach Clint Myers said Thursday afternoon there wouldn’t be any punishment for Fagan. The Tigers shortstop shoved Walton in the back after the Florida coach hit her shoulder in the postgame handshake line following No. 5 Auburn’s 1-0 win over No. 2 Florida.
“It was an unfortunate situation,” Myers said Thursday. “I had a chance to visit with Tim Walton the other day, and this has been a learning experience for everybody involved. We’ve moved on. We’re looking forward to playing a very good Georgia team this weekend.”
Auburn shortstop Haley Fagan and Florida coach Tim Walton get into it afterwards. Fagan didn't have her hand up, Walton got her shoulder. pic.twitter.com/UJ1lH1b5Dc
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) March 28, 2017
When asked directly about any discipline for Fagan, Myers simply said, “there is none.”
“Haley and I have talked about this, and those conversations are between Haley and myself,” Myers said. “Like I said, we’ve moved on. We’re focused on this weekend’s series.”
Fagan and Walton have a personal history dating back to 2012, when Walton dismissed Fagan’s older sisters Sami and Kasey at Florida before an NCAA regional, along with Cheyenne Coyle. Kasey Fagan and Coyle are currently graduate assistants for Myers at Auburn.
Haley Fagan put her hand down in the postgame handshake line when she crossed paths with Walton on Monday night. According to Maren Angus of Fastpitch News, Fagan did the same thing to Walton in the series opener Saturday night:
I went back and watched the line from Saturday. Fagan put her hand down when she got to Walton so he turned around to say good game. pic.twitter.com/5dWjgCDgWW
— Maren Angus (@Maren_Angus) March 28, 2017
Auburn softball (28-5, 4-3 SEC) travels to No. 18 Georgia (26-7, 2-4 SEC) this weekend for a Friday-Saturday-Sunday series. The series is part of a 12-game road trip for the Tigers.
Game 1 against the Bulldogs is set for Friday at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT on SEC Network+. Game 2 will be at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT on ESPN. The series finale will be at noon ET/11 a.m. CT on the SEC Network.