April 6, 2007
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The Auburn softball team dropped the first game of a doubleheader to No. 3 Alabama, 10-0, in five innings Saturday at the Alabama Softball Complex.
The Crimson Tide posted all 10 runs off Auburn starter Brittany Day, who worked four innings and fell to 1-3 this season. Day allowed 10 hits while striking out three and walking five.
Alabama (38-4 overall, 13-4 Southeastern Conference) got on the board and broke open the game in the third. Charlotte Morgan doubled to center to score two, and later saw Dani Woods single down the left field line for the Crimson Tide's third run. Kellie Eubanks capped off the inning with her fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot over the right center field fence.
The Crimson Tide scored five more in the fourth to invoke the eight-run rule after five innings.
Holly Currie, Sara Ghezzi and Myesha Finney all singled for the Tigers (18-23, 6-11 SEC) off Alabama starter Chrissy Owens. She worked all five innings, striking out seven and walked one to improve to 18-2 this season.
The second game of the doubleheader started approximately 20 minutes after the first game's completion.
Tiger Notes: Prior to the game, the first Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) of the season came out ... The Tigers' RPI is 50th in the nation while their strength of schedule is sixth, second-best in the SEC behind only No. 3 Florida ... Tatiana Fernandez was 2 for 3 in throwing out would-be basestealers, putting her at 12 for 36 (33 percent) this season.