Auburn who has been doing it through strong pitching this year let their bats out to play in their game against Liberty resulting in a 15-0 win. It was the team’s best offensive performance this season. The Tigers ended up with 10 hits, including a season-best seven for extra bases, in the five-inning run-rule shortened game.
“The cuts tonight were a lot better as far as attacking the zone,” said head coach Clint Myers of the offense. “If you take away the strike three looking with the bases loaded, we were pretty aggressive tonight. We didn’t have nearly as many swing-and-misses.” “We hit some balls hard and that was encouraging. Those are the things that we’ve got to do getting ready for next weekend.”
Auburn’s Carlee Wallace went 3-for-3 (two doubles and a home run) with a career-best five RBI’s while Kasey Cooper
and Haley Fagan each recorded a pair of hits and two RBI’s. Besides Wallace. Kendall Veach, Kasey Cooper and Haley Fagan all hit home runs.
All nine starters scored in the contest, marking the first time that has happened since Auburn accomplished the feat versus Jacksonville State May 22, 2016.
Kaylee Carlson earned the win in the circle and improved her record to 9-0 on the season. The junior tossed three
innings of one-hit ball and struck out two. Jenna Abbott and Ashlee Swindle closed out the final two innings to complete the shutout of Liberty.
Auburn and Liberty are set to meet again Friday night at 6 p.m. to kick off the Wilson/DeMarini Classic at Jane B.