It was unfortunate how Mickey Dean’s second Auburn squad limped down the stretch of the season before postseason play ended with a thud. Its fans, who love the program deeply, know just how far from the top the softball Tigers have fallen in a short period of time. And the bloodletting didn’t end in regional play when Auburn was sent home. Several players didn’t even unpack their bags and headed directly into the transfer portal.
The first player to transfer did so mid-season. KK Crocker, who had been a part-time starter, quietly left the team and joined UAB’s program.