Kasey Cooper (above) watches the action as a runner at first base vs. the Cornhuskers.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico--Kaylee Carlson went distance as the Auburn softball Tigers defeated Nebraska 3-1 on Friday.
The second-ranked Tigers improved their record to 2-1 on the trip to Mexico while the Cornhuskers dropped to 0-3.
“I thought Kaylee pitched well,” said Auburn coach Clint Myers. “In fact, our pitchers have been the best part of the trip so far. Offensively, we’ve got to do better. This is why we came here (Puerto Vallarta) to learn what we need to spend some time on to get better.”
Auburn will wrap up play south of the border with a 10 a.m. CST contest on Saturday vs. BYU.
After missing on scoring opportunities in the first three innings, the Tigers broke through with three runs in the top of the fourth.
Madi Gipson singled to right field and moved to second base on a walk to Morgan Podany. K.K. Crocker loaded the bases with a single.
Pinch-hitter Alyssa?Riveria hit a ground out to third that brought home a run to make the score 1-1.
After Kasey Cooper was intentionally walked, a ground ball hit by Haley Fagan led to an error by the second baseman allowing two more runs to score.
The Cornhuskers scored single runs in the first and sixth innings and put the tying runner on second base with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, but Carlson pitched out of trouble.