2024 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge

Auburn Softball Schedule 2024: What To Know

Auburn Softball Schedule 2024: What To Know

Coming off an outstanding 2023 season, Auburn looks to emerge as the class of the Southeastern Conference in 2024.

Feb 12, 2024 by Kyle Kensing
Auburn Softball Schedule 2024: What To Know

Auburn softball carries a lengthy streak of consecutive NCAA Tournaments into 2024, looking to build off its best finish of the last half-decade. 

After coming one win from a Super Regional, Auburn is built for the pursuit of a Women's College World Series appearance in 2024.

Auburn's regular-season slate includes a visit to the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge to face some of the other best teams in the nation. 

Get to know more about the Tigers ahead of a big 2024 season:

How Did Auburn Softball Do In 2023?

Auburn went 43-19 and 15-9 in the loaded Southeastern Conference. Both marked the program's highest win totals since the 2017 season. 

The Tigers advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the ninth consecutive season. They took regional host Clemson to an elimination game before bowing out. 

Who Coaches Auburn Softball? 

Mickey Dean is Auburn's head coach. Dean arrived on The Plains in 2018 after wildly successful tenures at Radford and James Madison. 

Radford reached consecutive NCAA Tournaments in 2009 and 2010 during a run of four straight regular-season titles. At James Madison, Dean's teams reached the postseason all five years she headed up the Dukes. 

Dean's sustained success carried over to Auburn. The Tigers have reached the NCAA Tournament in every full season since Dean's arrival, peaking with last season's record win total of 43. 

Has Auburn Ever Won The Women’s College World Series?

No, Auburn has never won the Women's College World Series. 

The Tigers reached the WCWS twice in consecutive seasons (2015 and 2016) and advanced to the title round in 2016. 

Notable Returning Players 

Nelia Peralta, INF 

A 2023 All-SEC selection, Nelia Peralta was Auburn's leading hitter a season ago with a .329 batting average, 1.040 OPS and 54 total hits. 

Peralta complements consistency with power, coming off a nine-home run campaign. 

Along with Lindsey Garcia, who hit 10 home runs, and Icess Tresvik, who hit nine, Peralta is part of as solid a power-hitting trio there is in the SEC. 

Maddie Penta, P 

First-team All-American Maddie Penta was perhaps the most dominant pitcher in the sport in 2023 and arguably the hardest-working from the perspective of innings worked. 

Penta pitched more than 220 innings, amassing an astounding 303 strikeouts. She mowed down 10 or more batters in 10 games, including an incredible 17 against Missouri. 

Notable Newcomers

Anna Wohlers, C

Two-time All-BIG EAST Conference selection Anna Wohlers was an offensive dynamo for DePaul in 2022 and 2023. 

Last season, she hit .364 with 12 home runs and 38 RBIs, building off an excellent freshman campaign in which she hit .318 with eight home runs. 

Her bat certainly will add even more pop to an already impressive lineup, but Wohlers is as good behind the plate as digging into it. Wohlers did standout work catching for DePaul and should fill that role nicely for Auburn in 2024. 

Mariah Penta, Util.

The younger sister of Auburn's All-American pitcher Maddie Penta will have plenty of opportunities to carve out her own reputation as a Tiger. The freshman arrives as one of the most heralded recruits from the 2023 graduating class. 

Auburn Softball Schedule 2024

All times Central

Feb. 91 p.m.Virginia TechAuburn, Ala. 
Feb. 94 p.m.BelmontAuburn, Ala. 
Feb. 101 p.m.Virginia Tech Auburn, Ala. 
Feb. 112 p.m.BelmontAuburn, Ala. 
Feb. 1512:30 p.m.UC DavisPuerto Vallarta, Mexico
Feb. 153 p.m.UtahPuerto Vallarta, Mexico
Feb. 166 p.m.Wichita StatePuerto Vallarta, Mexico
Feb. 173 p.m.ClemsonPuerto Vallarta, Mexico
Feb. 231 p.m.LongwoodAuburn, Ala. 
Feb. 234 p.m.SEMO Auburn, Ala. 
Feb. 241 p.m.LongwoodAuburn, Ala.
Feb. 244 p.m.Northern IowaAuburn, Ala.
Feb. 251 p.m.Northern IowaAuburn, Ala.
Feb. 254 p.m.SEMOAuburn, Ala. 
Feb. 28 5 p.m.UABBirmingham, Ala. 
March 11 p.m.USC UpstateAuburn, Ala.
March 11 p.m.NorthwesternAuburn, Ala.
March 22 p.m.North TexasAuburn, Ala.
March 25 p.m.NorthwesternAuburn, Ala.
March 31 p.m.North TexasAuburn, Ala.
March 34 p.m.USC UpstateAuburn, Ala. 
March 65:30 p.m.TroyAuburn, Ala.
March 84 p.m.Missouri*Columbia, Mo. 
March 92 p.m.Missouri* Columbia Mo. 
March 10NoonMissouri* Columbia, Mo.
March 155 p.m.Arkansas*Auburn, Ala. 
March 163 p.m.Arkansas*Auburn, Ala.
March 171 p.m.Arkansas*Auburn, Ala.
March 196 p.m.TroyTroy, Ala.
March 226 p.m.Texas A&M*College Station, Texas
March 234:30 p.m.Texas A&M*College Station, Texas
March 241 p.m.Texas A&M* College Station, Texas
March 295 p.m.Tennessee* Auburn, Ala.
March 304 p.m.Tennessee* Auburn, Ala.
March 311 p.m.Tennessee* Auburn, Ala.
April 36 p.m.SamfordAuburn, Ala.
April 52 p.m.Louisiana TechAuburn, Ala.
April 61 p.m.Louisiana TechAuburn, Ala.
April 64 p.m.Georgia TechAuburn, Ala.
April 106 p.m.UABAuburn, Ala.
April 12TBALSU*Baton Rouge, La.
April 13TBALSU*Baton Rouge, La. 
April 14TBALSU*Baton Rouge, La. 
April 203 p.m.Kentucky* Auburn, Ala.
April 216 p.m.Kentucky* Auburn, Ala.
April 226 p.m.Kentucky* Auburn, Ala.
April 265 p.m.Ole Miss* Oxford, Miss.
April 27TBAOle Miss* Oxford, Miss.
April 2812 p.m.Ole Miss* Oxford, Miss. 
May 22 p.m.Alabama*Auburn, Ala.
May 35 p.m.Alabama* Auburn, Ala.
May 411 a.m.Alabama* Auburn, Ala.

2024 Auburn Softball Roster

1Thalia MartinUtil.Fr. 
3Icess TresvikUtil. Jr.
4Emmah RolfePSo. 
5Mariah PentaUtil.Fr.
9Maddie PentaPSr.
10Makayla PackerUtil.Sr.
11Aubrie LisenbyC/INFJr.
13Nelia PeraltaINFJr.
15Skylar ElkinsC/Util.Jr.
16KK McCraryOFSr.
17Chalea ClemmonsP/1BFr.
18Riley McNemarINFJr.
20Abbey SmithOFJr.
22Anna WohlersCJr
23Axe MilanowskiINFSo.
24Malayna TamborraPFr.
31Millie RobertsC/INFSo.
34Amelia LechC/UtilJr.
36Kyla StroudINF Fr
55Shelby LoweP. Sr
66Annabelle WidraUtil./PJr
99Rose RoachINFJr.

How To Watch the 2024 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge

Watch the 2024 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge on FloSoftball and the FloSports app.

FloSoftball will be streaming several NCAA Division I college softball tournaments, including the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic and THE Spring Games.

2024 Puerto Vallarta Challenge Tournament Schedule

Session 2 Schedule

All times Eastern

Feb. 14

  • 1 p.m. – Clemson vs. Wichita State

Feb. 15

  • 11 a.m. – UC San Diego vs. Clemson
  • 1:30 p.m. – UC Davis vs. Auburn
  • 4 p.m. – Utah vs. Auburn
  • 7 p.m. – Wichita State vs. South Carolina
  • 9:30 p.m. – Utah vs. South Carolina

Feb. 16

  • 11 a.m. – Mississippi State vs. UC Davis
  • 1:30 p.m. – South Carolina vs. UC Davis
  • 4 p.m. – UC San Diego vs. Mississippi State
  • 7 p.m. – Clemson vs. Utah
  • 9:30 p.m. – Auburn vs. Wichita State

Feb. 17

  • 11 a.m. – South Carolina vs. UC San Diego
  • 1:30 p.m. – UC Davis vs. Wichita State
  • 4 p.m. – Clemson vs. Auburn
  • 7 p.m. – Mississippi State vs. Utah
  • 9:30 p.m. – Mississippi State vs. Clemson

Feb. 18

  • 11 a.m. – UC San Diego vs. Utah

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