AUBURN — After being the lowest-seeded team to make the SEC Tournament semifinals last week, the Auburn Tigers will head to the University of Arizona for the Tuscon Regional.
The Tigers (37-19) will be the No. 2 seed in the regional and will face third-seeded Colorado State (38-10), which won the Mountain West Conference regular-season championship for just the second time in school history and will appear in the NCAA Tournament for only the third time in school history, on Friday at 8 p.m.
The host Wildcats will face fourth-seeded Harvard at 10:30 p.m. on Friday.
“It’s a great place to play softball,” said Auburn head coach Mickey Dean. “I’ve been there many times, and usually the one thing you don’t have to worry about is weather.
“It’s going to be warm and the people there treat you extremely well. I think our players and our team will enjoy this trip.”
This marks the second time Auburn has played in Tuscon for an NCAA Regional. In 2006, the Tigers lost to Ohio State 1-0 in 10 innings in the first game, and then battled back to beat Marist 14-0 in five innings and Ohio State 4-0 to advance to the Regional championship game, where they fell to Arizona 4-2.