AUBURN, Ala. - Dominant pitching carries No. 3/2 Auburn softball to a 2-1 win over Longwood and opens up Pink Weekend at Jane B. Moore Field on Friday evening.
"Phenomenal pitching tonight," head coach Clint Myers said after the game. Rachel (Walters) and Makayla (Martin) both were out there putting zeroes on the board. We just didn't swing. We weren't managing the count."
Walters (6-2) earned the win tossing five innings of three-hit ball and adding a trio of strikeouts. Martin picked up second save of the season allowing one hit and dealing four strikeouts with neither pitcher allowing a walk.
Kasey Cooper's solo homerun (12) gave the Tigers the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth after Longwood tied the game at 1-1 in the top half of the frame.
The Tigers took an initial 1-0 lead in the third with an RBI single from Carlee Wallace to score Emily Carosone.
A bases-loaded sac fly from Longwood's (21-13) Justina Augustine tied the game at 1-1. The Lancers were able to outhit Auburn 4-3 in the contest and Sydney Gay (9-5) took the loss for the visiting squad.
The victory was the Tigers 10th in a row and helps their home record to 23-2 this season. Auburn is 26-1 in non-conference games this year.
The two squads continue the weekend series tomorrow at 6 p.m. with Sunday's game set for 1 p.m.