AUBURN, Ala. – It was one other dramatic efficiency at Jane B. Moore Area for No. 21 Auburn softball (25-9, 4-2 SEC) as Denver Bryant walked off a 2-1 win over Missouri (20-14, 1-8 SEC) Monday night.
Bryant secured Auburn’s first collection sweep at school historical past over Missouri and the workforce’s first sweep of the 2023 SEC slate.
“All I might do was be sure that I bought on base for my teammates,” Bryant stated. “We will take this momentum and hold going, hold profitable. We will take this factor so far as we need to.”
Locked in a tied sport within the backside of the seventh, Aubrie Lisenby sparked the rally with a one-out stroll. Bri Ellis moved the go-ahead run into scoring place with a single by means of the left aspect. On the second pitch of her at bat, Bryant singled to proper discipline to drive in pinch runner Abbey Smith for the second straight stroll off for Auburn.
“Tonight, you noticed two good groups battling,” head coach Mickey Dean. “Our youngsters definitely battled. I challenged them within the final two innings to play with some extra confidence. As every participant begins to develop their confidence, good issues will proceed to occur.”
The Tigers scattered seven hits all through Monday’s finale. Senior Lindsey Garcia hit a milestone together with her a hundredth hit of her collegiate profession. Jessie Blaine capitalized with a sacrifice fly to proper heart to offer Auburn the first-inning lead and picked up Auburn’s different RBI of the competition.
Delivering one other sturdy efficiency within the circle, Maddie Penta (12-4) went the gap. Penta tossed a one-hitter, giving up a house run to Payton Jackson within the third inning. Penta struck out eight and issued 4 walks. Occurring a streak of retiring 10 consecutive batters, Penta stored the sport locked to offer the Tigers an opportunity late.
Auburn returns to midweek motion on Wednesday, trekking to Birmingham to face Samford. First pitch on ESPN+ is ready for six p.m. CT.