Auburn softball host No 16 Tennessee, Saturday is "Strike Out Cancer event

AUBURN - The Auburn softball team takes on the 16th-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols in a three-game series beginning Saturday with a doubleheader at Jane B. Moore Field. Saturday's doubleheader will serve as the annual Strike Out Cancer event with the first 250 fans receiving a pink "Strike Out Cancer" t-shirt.

Game one of the doubleheader is set for a 1 p.m. CT start. Game two will begin 30 minutes following the conclusion of game one.

Sunday's single-game finale will start at 1:06 p.m. CT and will be televised live and air on SportSouth, Sun Sports, FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Houston, FOX Sports South in Kentucky. To check for availability in your area go to: The game will also be available online at ESPN3, formerly ESPN360, and can be accessed at

"We are looking forward to playing Tennessee," Auburn head coach Tina Deese said. "They are a very good team. It was a tough series last year in Knoxville with all three games going down to the wire. We are going to have to bring our 'A' game this weekend and get after it with tremendous intensity."

Auburn enters the series with a 21-15 overall record and a 5-9 record in Southeastern Conference play. The Lady Vols are 31-7 overall and 10-3 in the SEC. Tennessee comes into the weekend having won a season-high 10 straight games. Tennessee leads the series against Auburn with a 21-16 record and has outscored the Tigers 131-127 in the 37 game series. Four of the last five meetings have been decided by one run, with the teams splitting those four games.

The Tigers are coming off a 13-0 win over Samford Wednesday night that featured junior Kyndall White tying an Auburn record by homering for a third consecutive game. White hit a solo home run in games two and three of the Alabama series prior to hitting a grand slam against Samford. White shares the team record with Myesha Finney (2009), Sarah Ghezzi (2006), Paige Jones (2005) and Ashley Moore (twice in 2002) to hit a home run in three consecutive games.

The Auburn vs. Tennessee series can be heard on the radio in Auburn on WZMG 910 AM and via the internet at