May 3, 2009
Auburn, Ala. -
LSU rallied from an early deficit to claim a 4-1 victory over Auburn softball Sunday afternoon in the series finale. LSU wins the series two games to one.
Auburn ends the regular season with a 29-26 record overall and a 9-19 record in the Southeastern Conference. LSU ends with a 32-15-1 overall record and a 15-10-1 conference mark.
Auburn will next play the No. 1 ranked Florida Gators Thursday in the first round of the SEC Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn. Game time is to be determined.
"We've got some finals to worry about the next few days before we get set on the top-ranked team in the country," Auburn head coach Tina Deese said. "We are familiar with the Gators, having played them here earlier in the season. They are very good and it's going to take a great effort from our team to get the job done. It's something we are capable of though, based off we have done against some teams this year."
Anna Thompson took the loss for Auburn, falling to 14-14 on the season. Thompson threw all seven innings, allowing four runs, all earned, on four hits. Thompson did not walk a batter and fanned eight.
Cody Trahan earned the win for LSU to move to 11-5. Trahan allowed one run, earned, on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts in a complete-game effort.
Kyndall White gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when her pop up fell in between three players just behind the bag at second. Myesha Finney, who was hit-by-pitch to open the inning and moved to second on a wild pitch, scored on the play to give Auburn the early lead.
In the top of the fifth, Ashley Langoni gave LSU the lead with a two-run home run to left. It was Langoni's sixth home run of the season and it came with pinch-runner Tiffany Shaw aboard. Shaw ran for Anissa Young who reached on a bloop single with one out.
LSU extended the lead to 4-1 in the top of the seventh when Casey Faile hit a two-run home run to left. It was Faile's second home run of the season and came with pinch-runner Courtney Hollier aboard. Hollier ran for Young who was hit by a pitch.
In the bottom of the seventh, Trahan allowed a two-out walk to Lauren Guzman but got Cassie Trosclair to fly out to center to end the game.