As World Series play continues the No.4 Auburn Tigers are undefeated coming off an 8-7 win against Florida State on Sunday. The Tigers will compete against the No. 3 seed Oklahoma Sooners who are also undefeated coming off of a 7-3 win against FSU. The final two teams will play in a best-of-three championship final with Game 1 starting Monday night.
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Sophomore Paige Parker will start on the mound for the Sooners as she’s done for the last three games. Parker is a two-time Big 12 pitcher of the year and has made a huge contribution thus far for the Oklahoma team. She has had no relief since regular season play.
On the flip side, some say Auburn’s pitching staff isn’t championship worthy. The Tigers often switch between arms in a single game which includes seniors Marcy Harper, Rachael Walters, Lexi Davis and freshmen Makayla Martin.
But what the Tigers do have are a great outfielders who make plays. Center fielder Victoria Draper made ESPN’s Sport Center No.1 play of the night after a diving catch against Florida State. Third baseman Kasey Cooper gained the No. 9 spot on Sports Center’s play of the night after throwing out a player on base in the win on Sunday. With Oklahoma’s deep line up, Auburn will have no time for errors in the championship game. The Sooners have seven of the All-Big 12 selections and gained all five individual honors.
Oklahoma has scored first in the last three games of the world series. If the Auburn Tigers can break this streak, they may have a chance to knock the Sooners off their game and continue for the schools first Softball National Championship Monday night at 8pm.