Auburn, Ala (EETV) - Auburn Softball clinched a road SEC series win against Mississippi State in Starkville this past weekend. Auburn won two of the three games in the series, helping the Tigers secure their first road SEC series win since the Ole Miss series in March of 2018.
Auburn came up short in the series opener on Friday as they fell to the Mississippi State Bulldogs 7-6. Despite taking the lead in the top of the second inning, the Tigers couldn’t hold on as Mississippi State scored six runs in the bottom of the third, two of which came from a 2-run home run from Mia Davidson.
On Saturday, the Tigers and Bulldogs were tied 1-1 as they entered the eighth inning. Auburn had an offensive explosion, scoring six runs in the top of the inning, which fueled the Tigers’ 7-4 win over Mississippi State.
Auburn head coach Mickey Dean spoke about the win saying, “That was just a pure fight. We just fought. We tied it up then gave ourselves a little bit of energy, then we just fought.” Auburn’s win tied up the series, and both teams looked to win the series in game three.
Auburn’s 9-0 shutout in game three against Mississippi State helped clinch a road SEC victory. The game also marked the first career complete game shutout for right-handed pitcher Ashlee Swindle, who went all five innings walking only one batter and striking out two. Swindle allowed only two singles in the first and fifth innings and one single in the third.
Auburn will play next on Wednesday, March 27 and the Tigers will host Kennesaw State for two games. SEC play for the Tigers will resume this weekend as the Georgia Bulldogs will come to Jane B. Moore Field for a three-game series starting Friday at 6 p.m.