AUBURN, Alabama — Nearly 100 fans packed the lobby and outdoor entrance of the Auburn Athletics Complex to send off the softball team to the Women’s College World Series.
The Tigers (54-10) were sent off by the fans as they cheered before loading a bus to the airport for a trip to Oklahoma City.
“The fans, I can’t speak enough about the fans,” Auburn coach Clint Myers said. “They’ve been awesome all year long. Look at the heat (Sunday). We had the biggest crowd of the year (Sunday). They didn’t leave for the second game and those 300 people we had standing in left field, they had a great time. We had well over 2,000 people there. Again, these fans mean so much to the girls because of their support. They feed off that energy. They don’t want to let them down. They’re going to lay their hearts out for a lot of different reasons and the fans are one of them.”
No. 4 Auburn defeated Arizona twice Sunday to advance to the Women’s College World Series for the second straight season. The Tigers will play UCLA in the opening round Thursday at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
“It just shows you how great Auburn is and how good of a community the Auburn atmosphere is and how much they truly support their female sports,” said Kasey Cooper, a finalist for national player of the year.