David McKinney | Assistant Sports Editor
Awards are starting to pour in for the Auburn softball team. They're lighting up the trophy case after they did the same to the scoreboard all season long. On Tuesday, head coach Clint Myers was named SEC coach of the year after leading the Tigers to one of the program's best records in their history, and landing the program's highest ever seed in the SEC tournament at No.
Per a report from ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Thompson, a sophomore averaged 2.7 points per game and 1.9 rebounds. The sophomore forward began at Auburn as a walk-on but was awarded a scholarship under former coach Tony Barbee. Thompson's best performance on the Plains came in the first round of this year's SEC tournament when he had 16 points and three rebounds against Mississippi State.
Have mercy. That’s what Arkansas needed all weekend at Jane B. Moore field, as the juggernaut that is Auburn softball’s offense kept their foot on the gas , as they have all season, and continued to pour on the runs. Sunday, the Tigers finished the sweep of the Razorbacks by way of a 10-2 win, mercy ruling the hogs in every game of the series. Head coach Clint Myers was understandably pleased with his team’s performance in their final home series of 2015. “I thought it was a great weekend,” Myers said.
Auburn softball matched their last-season win total Friday, by way of a 9-1 mercy rule win over SEC west foe Arkansas. Auburn (42-8) started slow, but saw runs come in bunches in the bottom of the sixth, and had stellar pitching all night from Marcy Harper, who went all six innings, allowing only four hits and notching five strikeouts. “Marcy threw phenomenal,” said head coach Clint Myers.
Auburn center Trayvon Reed has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for a second-degree misdemeanor assault charge, which he pled guilty to in December, after being arrested in July following an altercation with a police office in College Park, Maryland. In a statement released Wednesday, head coach Bruce Pearl said that “Trayvon understands that he must be held accountable for his actions.” Pearl went on to say that he is proud of how Reed is learning from mistakes and taking advantage of the opportunity he’s been given at Auburn.
“You’re looking at him.” That was Will Muschamp’s answer when he was asked who Auburn’s third safety would be.
Jonathan Wallace has seen it all during his time on the Plains. From starting quarterback on a 3-9 team in 2012 to a backup on an SEC championship team, Wallace has moved down the line of scrimmage and become a wide receiver in his final year. “It was really a personal decision for me,” Wallace said.
It’s a game of inches that’s won in the trenches. Those football clichés are about as old as the game itself, but they hold true nonetheless.
It’s been a long ride for Shon Coleman. After being diagnosed with leukemia in the spring of 2010, Coleman was cleared for contact by doctors at the end of spring practice in 2012, but was redshirted that fall.
Driving down College Street on A-Day 2013 was a tall task. “What are all these people were here for?” an out-of-town friend asked me.