Though "no one reads the links", I am sure you've scoured all the softball stories you could get your hands on and are ready for more action. After yesterday's effort, confidence has to be pretty high as #13 (#9 RPI) MIzzou heads into a 7/2 SEC Tournament matchup against #7 (#4 in RPI) Auburn. Seriously...you have #9 in the RPI against the #4 RPI team in a SEC Tournament QUARTERFINAL. How deep is this conference?
To review, the Tigers hit three HR's (now 72 on the season) and Tori Finucane looked strong and efficient in a 9-0 (6) run-rule win. The Tiger sophomore gave up a lone hit and two walks while plowing through a number of 1-2-3 innings which kept her pitch count way down. Today, we expect frosh Paige Lowary to get the start in the circle against the powerful Auburn offense.
Let this serve as the Live Thread for the action this morning (10am central) and hopefully Switzy and/or myself will have some quick previewing to do about a Friday semifinal match-up. Go Tigers!