March 29, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The 17th-ranked Auburn softball team dropped the final game of a three-game series to Florida, 5-0, Wednesday at the Florida Softball Stadium.
The loss drops Auburn to 23-10 overall and 6-6 in Southeastern Conference play this season.
Myesha Finney paced Auburn with two hits against Florida (28-12, 7-5) starter Stacey Stevens, who improved to 11-2 after limiting the Tigers to three hits.
Florida started the game's scoring in the third when Kristen Butler singled home her 32nd run of the season. She drove in Kim Waleszonia, who had doubled to start off the inning. Waleszonia's double marked the game's first hit.
The Gators scored four more in the fourth. Waleszonia tripled to center, scoring two, and scored when Butler singled to right. The next batter, Lindsey Cameron, flew out to center for a sacrifice fly, which scored Butler.
Junior Holly Currie started the game and allowed four runs and three hits in 3 1/3 innings. She struck out three and walked four, falling to 13-5 on the year.
Auburn concludes its week by heading to Tallahassee, Fla., for a 1 p.m. EST., game against Florida State on Thursday. The game can be heard live on www.auburntigers.com and WZMG-AM (910) with Nathan Ealy behind the mic.
TIGER NOTES: The Tigers wore their blue uniforms for the game and are 12-6 in them this season ... Earlier in the day, the latest USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Collegiate Poll was released and the Tigers jumped up one spot to No. 18 ... Auburn is now ranked 17th in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 poll as well ... Kristina McCain walked to lead off the game and has now gotten on base via a bases on balls in five straight games and 11 of her last 12 games ... McCain's only game to not walk (via four balls) in that span came against Georgia in the first game of a doubleheader where she was hit by a pitch ... Freshman Myesha Finney extended her season-long hit streak to six games in the fourth inning when singling up the middle ... The hit was Auburn's first of the game.