Feb. 26, 2008
Huntsville, Ala. - Playing in temperatures that dipped below 40 degrees the Auburn softball team swept a double-header from Alabama A&M winning 4-0 and 6-0 Tuesday afternoon.
Auburn improved to 12-1 overall. Alabama A&M dropped to 1-8.
"I'm proud of our players for fighting through the tough conditions and getting a pair of wins," Auburn head coach Tina Deese said.
In game one, the Tigers got a two-run home run from senior Jorja Bell to cap a three-run first inning. It was Bell's second home run in as many games.
Auburn would add another run in the fifth inning when Tatiana Fernandez scored on a wild pitch for the final 4-0 margin. Fernandez went 2-for-3 in the game with one run.
Sophomore Anna Thompson (6-1) got the win after throwing 3.0 shutout innings and striking out three. Thompson walked one and allowed two hits. Freshman Angel Bunner pitched the final 4.0 innings, allowing only two hits and striking out three.
In game two, junior Taryn Gray went 3-for-3, scored and drove in a run to lead the Tigers to a 6-0 win. Starr Dorsey had a pair of hits and scored two runs and pitcher Brittany Day (2-0) threw a complete game shutout.
Day allowed only three hits, walked one and struck out nine to earn her second win of the season.
Auburn returns to action this weekend at the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Columbus, Ga. The Tigers open with a 3 p.m. CT game against Georgia Tech and a 5:30 p.m. CT game against Winthrop on Friday.