Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Auburn Knocks Out Marist, 14-0
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 20, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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TUCSON-- Auburn pitcher Holly Currie tossed a five-inning no-hitter, pitching to the minimum number of batters in the first elimination game of the Tucson Regional.

Eight of the nine Auburn starters scored at least one run in the second-highest scoring game in 13 years of regional play in Tucson.

Currie tallied eight strikeouts and improved to 19-13, while Marist's Megan Rigos, 22-7, drew the season-ending loss.

Rigos' defense did not help her, as the Red Foxes committed five defensive errors, and Rigos was charged with only one earned run.  Marist's Caitlin Carpentier pitched one-third of an inning, but surrendered six runs in the circle.

Auburn is currently playing Ohio State for the right to play Arizona in the regional final tomorrow at 3 p.m.

Marist head coach Melissa Tucci:

On the experience of playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the program's history:

"It was a great experience, especially for our seniors. They came a long way with the program. It was great to represent the school and the conference."

"It was good for the young players as well. Hopefully it will make them less nervous the next time we're here."

"We showed up and just didn't want it badly enough today."

"Our team has a lot of really young kids, and a good (recruiting) class coming in next year."

Marist C Jasmery Polanco:

On the experience of playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the program's history:

"Overall, it was a great experience. I wish we could face this kind of competition every year. I think we played well against Arizona last night, and it will serve as a learning experience for the future."

Live Stats on Game Watcher for all Tucson games - HERE

 NCAA Division I Softball Championships - Region 2 Schedule







4 p.m.

1 - Ohio State 1, Auburn 0



6:30 p.m.

2  - Arizona 9, Marist 0



1:30 p.m.

3 ?- Arizona 6, Ohio State 3



4 p.m.

4 ?- Auburn 14 vs. Marist 0



6:30 p.m.

5 ?- Winner 4 vs. Ohio State



3 p.m.

6 ?- Winner 3 vs. Winner 5



5 p.m.

7 ?- Winner 6 vs. Loser 6

 If necessary (each has a loss)