By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Tiffany Howard helps lead Auburn to SEC crown
Tiffany Howard home run
Tiffany Howard (No. 1, left) heads toward the plate as her Auburn softball teammates react following her first career home run in the SEC title game Saturday. - photo by Photo courtesy of

Bryan County alum Tiffany Howard was named “Hardest Worker” at Auburn University’s softball banquet Sunday night. She proved it Saturday in the SEC championship game when, after 676 career at-bats, she hit her first career home run.

“I wasn’t really swinging for the fences,” Howard told “The slap swing wasn’t working.”

Her two-run dinger helped No. 8 Auburn beat No. 13 LSU 7-1. The Tigers also beat No. 1 Florida and No. 4 Alabama in the SEC tournament. Howard was 5-for-11 over the three games and was named to the all-tournament team. She leads the SEC in hits (83) and at-bats (204), is second in total plate appearances (226) and third in runs scored (62).

The Tigers, 49-9, enter the NCAA tournament as a No. 4 seed and will host regional play against Jacksonville State at 7 p.m. Friday. The game will be televised on ESPN3.

Sign up for our E-Newsletters