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NCAA SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - AUBURN SUPER REGIONAL - GAME 2 AT AUBURN AL

Auburn moves within win of World Series

1261 days ago
Auburn Athletics

AUBURN, Ala. - Haley Fagan and Tiffany Howard delivered the big hits and Auburn lived to play another game Sunday in the NCAA Super Regional at Jane B. Moore Field.

Auburn, facing elimination in Game 1, beat Arizona 4-1 to force a second game that will send the winner to the College World Series. That game was set to begin at 4:01 p.m. on ESPNU.

The Tigers are looking for their second straight trip to Oklahoma City.

It was a bounce-back performance for Auburn against Arizona and Wildcat starting pitcher Danielle O'Toole. She limited Auburn to two hits in a 5-3 win Saturday night. The Tigers knocked her out of Sunday's game in the fourth after she was summoned to pitch in relief in the first inning Sunday.

Auburn's Makayla Martin was strong in her outing, allowing five and going the distance while improving to 14-3 on the season.

Fagan and Howard each drove in two in the decisve fourth inning.

Auburn improved to 53-10. Arizona fell to 40-20.