Feb. 16, 2007
The Auburn softball team dropped its second game Friday, falling to Notre Dame, 3-2, at Jane B. Moore Field.
The loss put Auburn at 3-6 this season. The Tigers won their third game of the season earlier, 6-3, over Tennessee Tech.
Against Notre Dame, the Tigers held a 2-1 lead after scoring on a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh, but could not hold on for the win. Heather Johnson tied the game on a sacrifice fly to left, which moved Katie Laing to third. The next batter, Erin Glasco, singled through the right side of the infield for the game winner.
Auburn's Holly Currie took the loss and fell to 3-3 this season. She worked 3 2/3 innings in relief of Anna Thompson. Currie allowed four hits and two runs while striking out two.
Thompson, meanwhile, started her second game of the day and worked three innings. She limited Notre Dame to two hits and one run while striking out four.
Auburn took the early lead, 1-0, in the fourth. Currie singled, then moved to second when Sara Ghezzi reached on an error. The next batter, Nicole Russo, singled up the middle for her second RBI of the season.
The Fighting Irish (1-0) tied the game in the bottom half of the inning. Heather Johnson singled, then was pinch run for by Ashley Ellis. She moved to second on a stolen base, then went to third on a fielder's choice. She scored on a wild pitch by Currie.
Currie paced Auburn with two hits for the second straight game. Russo, Myesha Finney and Ashley Arcuri each had a hit in the loss.
The Tigers continue play the Tiger Invitational Saturday against Virginia Tech (12:30 p.m. CT) and Tulsa (3 p.m.). Catch the games live on WZMG-AM (910) and www.auburntigers.com.
Tiger Notes: The Tigers wore their blue uniforms for the game is 2-2 in them this season ... Myesha Finney started her first game this season, playing left field ... Sara Ghezzi's start was the 193rd of her career ... She needs just seven more starts to become the seventh Tiger with 200 starts or more ... Holly Currie ended the day with four hits in two games, giving her 163 for her career, which ties her for seventh place in AU history.