AUBURN, Alabama – Using a trio of clean outs in the circle and an evenly distributed attacking offense, Auburn softball beat Auburn University at Montgomery, 8-1, on Sunday afternoon.
tiger launchers Shelby lowe, Samantha yarbrough and KK Dissume showed circle dominance, matching an undeserved solo run with 10 strikeouts.
Lowe earned the first nod, fanning six Warhawk batters over his six innings of work. Yarbrough pitched the seventh and eighth innings, giving up a simple bunt as he sat down three via a strikeout.
Dismukes closed Sunday’s marathon. The right-hander walked two, struck two out and allowed a hit during her two pre-determined innings of work.
The Tiger offense was fueled by 13 hits from nine different hitters. Second year Kelsey schmidt carried the torch, going 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBIs. Freshmen Aubrie Lisenby and Abbey Smith also had multi-hit performances with two singles each.
Schmidt kicked off Auburn’s scoring in the bottom of the third, sending a laser over the wall to center-left after rookie Rose Roach pulled a full count to give the Tigers a two-lead lead.
Deja vu struck in the fifth Tiger as Schmidt started the round with another bomb, this time from the left field foul post. Rookie Nelia Peralta followed suit with another homer to give the Tigers a four-point advantage.
In the bottom of the eighth, Auburn’s squad doubled their point totals thanks to a pair of RBI baseline hits from Schmidt and first year Jessie Blaine.
A single down center from rookie Bri Ellis, paired with an AUM field error, brought the third inning of the frame. After Ellis ‘single, Peralta kissed again, pulling a free base-laden pass to clear Auburn’s final round of the game and increase the Tigers’ lead to eight.
The Warhawks were able to strike their only inning of the game high in the tenth with a two-strikeout hit from an Auburn error.
Auburn returns to Jane B. Moore Field on Friday October 15 with a game against Bevill State Community College before wrapping up her fall show list with a pair of double-sided games against Valdosta State and Chipola College on Sunday October 17. .