Auburn Edges LSU In Softball Thriller

Auburn defeated fifth-ranked LSU with another strong pitching performance.

Baton Rouge, La.--A home run smashed by shortstop Haley Fagan combined with strong pitching from Lexi Davis and Rachael Walters sparked Auburn to a 1-0 SEC softball victory on Saturday night at Tiger Park.

Fagan hit a long blast well over the left field fence with two outs in the top of the fourth inning for Auburn’s only hit of the game.

That was all the scoring the visitors would need. Davis, a junior right-hander, gave up three hits in five innings while junior lefty Walters came on in relief and allowed two hits in two innings.

Auburn, which took a 2-1 win on Friday vs. LSU, improved its record to 46-8 and 18-5 in the SEC. With two wins in the series vs. LSU, a team with the No. 2 national RPI, the No. 3 RPI team from Auburn took another major step toward becoming a top eight national seed for the NCAA Tournament.

With the victory Coach Clint Myers' Auburn team stays alive in the race to win the SEC regular season championship. With Florida also winning the first two games of its series at Missouri the Gators are a half game ahead of Auburn with just four losses and 18 wins after losing one game to a rainout.

Auburn, which led the nation in fielding percentage last season, helped its cause with strong play in the field for a second straight night. A pair of double plays ended serious scoring threats for the home team, which saw its record drop to 42-10 overall and 14-9 overall.

The teams will conclude the regular season with a 2 p.m. CDT contest on Sunday that will be televised on ESPN.

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