Auburn Softball Drops Doubleheader To Georgia

Holly Currie

March 14, 2007

Game One Box Score Game Two Box Score

AUBURN - The Auburn softball team dropped a doubleheader to 19th-ranked Georgia, 4-0 and 5-2, Wednesday at Jane B. Moore Field.

The losses dropped the Tigers to 13-15 overall this season and 2-3 in Southeastern Conference play. Georgia, meanwhile, improved to 24-8 overall and 2-0 in the SEC.

In game one, the Tigers out-hit Georgia, 3-2, but the Bulldogs took advantage of three Auburn errors for the 4-0 victory.

Anna Thompson started the first game for the Tigers, scattering just two hits in six innings. But she gave up four runs - just two earned - while striking out six and walking three. Thompson dropped to 8-7 this season.

The Huntsville native no-hit the Bulldogs through five innings, but ran into trouble in the sixth. Georgia's Victoria Sanders reached on a single to begin the inning, moving to second on the play on an Auburn error. Charvi Greer moved Sanders to third on a sacrifice bunt, but also reached on another Auburn error.

Georgia's third batter of the inning, Sojourner Moody, grounded to short but reached on the play when the Tigers could not get Sanders on a close play at the plate. Three batters later, and with the bases loaded after a Kellie Middleton walk, Melissa Wood cleared the bases on a single to right. Greer and Moody scored cleanly and Middleton came around from first on a Tiger throwing error when attempting to get Moody at the plate.

Kasi Carroll started for Georgia and worked a full seven innings to improve to 17-3 this season. She limited Auburn to three hits while striking out six and walking two.

Brittany Scott paced Auburn with two hits in the first game.

The second game was much of the same for the Tigers. Holly Currie homered in the seventh and was 3 for 3 but it was not enough to overcome the Bulldogs in a 5-2 loss.



Currie singled in the first, walked in the third and doubled in the fifth. She hit a two-run home run off starter Christie Hamilton in the third to bring the Tigers to within three. But Hamilton (6-3 overall) was able to get Sara Ghezzi to fly out in the next at bat, ending the game.

Georgia scored three runs in the third, highlighted by Megan McAllister's two-run single up the middle. The Bulldogs scored two more in the seventh when Middleton reached on an infield single behind the second base bag. Both Sanders and Greer were able to score on the play.

Currie started in the circle for the Tigers and worked 3 1/3 innings, scattering three hits and three runs. She struck out three and dropped to 5-7 on the season. Hamilton, meanwhile, struck out six in seven innings for the win.

Ashley Arcuri went 2 for 3 and doubled in the seventh. She now has a double in five of her last seven games.

Auburn has a quick turnaround, hosting Houston Thursday. The Tigers and Cougars square off in a single game at 6 p.m. CT at Jane B. Moore Field.

Tiger Notes: The Tigers wore their orange uniforms for the game and are now 3-7 in them this season ... The games marked the first at home for the Tigers since Feb. 18 when Auburn defeated UAB, 5-1, at the Tiger Invitational ... Holly Currie's three strikeouts in game two gave her 727 for her career, which ties her with Kristen Keyes (2002-04) for most in Auburn history ... It also gave her 100 strikeouts this season ... She has now reached the 100-strikeout plateau three consecutive seasons.