Cooper Wins Professional Championship with Scrap Yard Dawgs
Kasey Cooper during Auburn's 2-0 win over South Carolina on April 21, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina
(Photo: Auburn Athletics/Dakota Sumpter)
Just months after playing her final game as an Auburn Tiger, Kasey Cooper became a champion, in true Kasey Cooper fashion.
In the sixth inning of game three of the National Professional Fastpitch Championship series, the Cowles Cup, Cooper drilled a two-run shot over the wall to give the Scrap Yard Dawgs a 4-2 lead over USSSA Pride, a home run that ultimately decided the game, as the Houston-area based organization won their first title in history, 5-2, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The home run by Cooper is not the only way that Auburn Softball is tied into the game, Cooper hit the tie-breaking home run off of former Auburn pitcher, Angel Bunner.
In 12 games, Cooper hit .393, picking up 10 RBI and scoring nine runs for the Scrap Yard Dawgs. The Dothan native was also perfect from the field, converting all 27 opportunities into outs, while turning two double plays.