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Auburn Softball's Tallahassee Regional final game against FSU will be postponed by two hours

To Auburn's relief, Sunday's regional championship game against No. 15 seed Florida State was postponed by two hours and first pitch was moved from 5:00 p.m. CT to 5:00 p.m. CT, after originally being scheduled for a 3:00 p.m. CT start was.

The Auburn broadcast announced the change in a social media post Sunday morning, adding that the game will be broadcast on ESPN+.

The schedule update follows a late night for the Tigers, who won a 12-inning marathon over the UCF Knights in a game that lasted just under four and a half hours and ended just minutes before 2 a.m. CT. early Sunday morning.

“It was special to watch,” Auburn head coach Mickey Dean said after the game. “You know, I just hate that we do this until three in the morning. I think we could use a little more common sense. You know, the NCAA needs to look at these things and reevaluate what’s important.”

Auburn's top pitcher, Maddie Penta, went the distance in the win over UCF, throwing a total of 224 pitches and breaking the program's single-game strikeout record with 21 strikeouts. The previous record was 19.

While Auburn earned a 2-1 victory over UCF, the Seminoles earned a 5-1 victory over the Knights.

Since the Tigers missed their regional opener on Friday, they must beat the Noles twice to advance to the Super Regional. Should Auburn win the first game and force a second game, it and FSU will return to the dirt at JoAnn Graf Field just 35 minutes after the first game of the day is completed.

Anna Harden

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