Straight off the bus from Baton Rogue, Louisiana, with a first-ever SEC Championship, the celebration wasn’t over yet for the Tigers, as they watched Auburn selected as the number four seed heading into the 2015 NCAA Championship. The Tigers will face Tennessee Tech first on their home field.
To coach Clint Myers and his Auburn team, this process has been more than rewarding.
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“We’re excited,” Myers said. “The last 24 hours prove that this team believes in itself and they can accomplish great things, which they proved last night in winning the SEC title.”
Infielder Emily Carosone said it’s been a dream come true.
“It’s been surreal,” Carosone said. “It’s an amazing feeling. I feel like we were the underdogs and a lot of people underestimated us and we took that to our advantage and came out on top.”
Myers said the fact Auburn will host the first games of the championship makes all the difference.
“The idea of hosting is awesome,” Myers said. “We get to play on our field in front of our fans who have been really good to us all year long.”
If the Tigers can defend the lead, Auburn will stay at Jane B. Moore Field.
Flashing back to last night, Myers said the girls took to the field as a team unit the entire time.
“You couldn’t tell who started and who played at all," Myers said. “It was a team effort.”
Carosone agreed as she responded to her MVP award in her typical humble manner.
“I mean (the award) is awesome,” Carosone said. “But literally any of the girls on our team could of won that. It’s an honor to be recognized and I really appreciate it.”
Heading back into the game to stretch their success even further, Myers said there are important lessons to keep in mind.
“It’s not about talking about it, it’s about going out there and doing it every single day,” Myers said. “Last night was the first step. If they like that feeling, it’s going to be even better in a regional, it’s going to be even better in a super regional. And by golly, the best feeling ever is winning that last game because … you are the best there is that year.”
Carosone said that practice is what will make perfect.
“We’re going to focus on the little things, focus on what we need to work on,” Carosone said. “Not much is going to change, we’re going to keep doing what we’re doing and that’s our plan. We’re going to go all the way.”
The Auburn, Tennessee Tech game is set for Friday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m.
“The scary part is our best softball still lies ahead of us,” Myers said. “I’ll tell you what, I like our chances.”
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