March 17, 2009
Nashville, Tenn. -
Kyndall White, Lindsey Harrelson and Tatiana Fernandez had two hits apiece to lead the Auburn softball team to a 5-1 victory over Lipscomb Tuesday
Auburn improved to 21-9 on the season, while Lipscomb fell to 15-6. Auburn returns to action Wednesday with a 1:30 p.m. CT game against Tennessee State, with a game against Alabama State after that.
Anna Thompson earned the win to improve to 11-5. Thompson allowed one run, earned, on three hits in throwing a complete game. Thompson fanned 10 and issued only two walks.
Alaina Jacobson took the loss for Lipscomb to fall to 6-3. Jacobson allowed five runs, four earned, on four hits in 2.0 innings of work. Whitney Kiihnl threw the final 5.0 innings, giving up just three hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.
The Tigers pushed across a run in the first inning. Kyndall White began the game with a double to right-center and moved to third on Lindsey Harrelson's sac bunt. Tatiana Fernandez brought White home with a sac fly to left to give Auburn a 1-0 lead.
Lauren Guzman gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead with an RBI double in the top of the second inning. Elizabeth Eisterhold walked to open the inning and moved to second on a sac bunt by Taryn Gray. After Amber Harrison walked, Guzman laced a double off the wall in left to score Eisterhold from second.
followed with a ground ball to first, but Kellie Sirus threw home to get Harrison at home. On the play, Trosclair broke for second. The throw to second was cut and Abby Keese threw home from shortstop attempting to get Guzman who broke for home. The throw was wild though and Guzman scored to give Auburn a 3-0 lead.
In the third inning, Harrelson reached on a leadoff single and was followed by consecutive walks to Fernandez and Myesha Finney which loaded the bases with no outs. Kiihnl was then brought in to relieve Jacobson. Eisterhold forced a run home after drawing a walk on a 3-2 pitch to give Auburn a 4-0 lead.
Still with the bases loaded, Kiihnl uncorked a wild pitch to score Fernandez from third to push the lead to 5-0 for Auburn.
The Bison ended the shutout bid in the bottom of the sixth inning. With two outs, Sirus drew a walk and came around to score on a double to center by Abby Kees to make it a 5-1 game. That would be all the Tigers would allow as Thompson set the Bison down in order in the seventh inning.