By John Anderson
In our continued effort to cover All Things Auburn, Jeff Labonte and I attended the Auburn Middle School girls softball game on Friday afternoon against Leicester. I took the high road up on the bank while Jeff worked from ground level at the high school field.
Upon arrival at the top of the second inning, the Wolverines had a 4-1 lead, but with the third out, Auburn came to the plate and put up 6 runs to take a 7-4 lead. The Rockets built their lead to 13-4 by the end of the fifth, but the Leicester bats came alive in the sixth.
The Wolverines managed to add five runs under some imposing dark skies and occasional spits of rain prior to Auburn closing the inning. Before the home team could get to the plate, a flash of lightning in the western sky caused the umpire to call the game. Minutes later, the skies opened up and a downpour ensued.
Consequently, we didn’t have the opportunity to look at the book or talk to the coaches as everyone ran for cover or their cars. This will go down as an Auburn 13-9 victory, but the save goes to Mother Nature.