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March 29, 2007
Fresh off a doubleheader sweep of Arkansas, the Auburn softball team returns home to Jane B. Moore Field for a three-game series Saturday and Sunday against sixth-ranked LSU.
Auburn took game one of the doubleheader over the Lady'Backs, 5-0, then held on in game two for the 3-2 win. It bumped Auburn's overall record to 17-19 and 6-7 in Southeastern Conference games.
The Tigers must now focus on LSU, which is ranked sixth in both the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 and USA Today/NFCA Top 25 polls. The Bayou Bengals defeated McNeese State, 6-0, Wednesday after taking two of three games from then-No. 2 Alabama over the weekend.
"LSU is about as balanced a team you will find in the SEC this season," Auburn head coach Tina Deese said. "They have so many weapons they can throw at you. But we had a good mid-week series with Arkansas which should set the table for a good series at home. We will be focused on LSU in a big conference series."
Auburn and LSU have a storied history. The teams have met 40 times, with LSU winning 29 times. But Auburn has taken five of the last eight games between the clubs after going 4-0 over LSU in 2005, including a three-game sweep at Jane B. Moore Field.
The teams have met eight times in the SEC Tournament, the most against any club for Auburn, with LSU taking the advantage, 5-3. Included in that was a 4-1 LSU win last season at the tournament in Athens, Ga. In that game, Ashley Griffin hit a first-inning home run for the early lead but the Bayou Bengals scored four unanswered runs for the win in the first round.
Saturday's doubleheader at Jane B. Moore Field begins at 1 p.m. CT with Sunday's series finale also starting at 1 p.m. All regular season games at Jane B. Moore Field are free admission.