Auburn Softball went to Fayetteville, AR on a 13 game winning streak. If you were concerned by the way the batters performed against Longwood last weekend, then you have to love what happened this weekend.
Auburn set a program record for margin of victory in an SEC game Friday evening with a 21-0 win. They then turned around and broke that record with a 23-0 win Saturday. By the end of the weekend, the 10-0 Sunday victory to complete the sweep was a bit anticlimactic.
Friday (21-0 Victory)
67 total pitches, batting around the order, and 6 runs started the game for Auburn. It didn't really stop from there. The game didn't really blow open until the Top of the 5th when Courtney Shea and Morgan Podany - neither of them starters - both launched grand slams. Meanwhile, Kaylee Carlson improved her record to 12-0 on the season with 3 innings pitched before Marcy Harper finished things off.
Saturday (23-0 Victory)
Jade Rhodes was the story of the day Saturday afternoon, going 5-for-5, setting an Auburn record for hits in a game and also launching 2 home runs. Home runs by Madi Gipson and Courtney Shea added to the fun. The 10-run 4th inning is really what put the nail in the coffin. Makayla Martin remained undefeated with her four innings pitched, while Lexi Davis closed out the game in the 5th.
Sunday (10-0 Victory)
Kasey Cooper couldn't let Jade Rhodes continue to get too far ahead in the home run statistics. She added two herself, including a grand slam. Rachel Walters was the dominant pitcher in this one, allowing only one batter to reach 3rd base all game. It was also the only batter to reach 3rd base the whole weekend.
Auburn will have a 2-game double-header series against Top 10 Florida State at Jane B. Moore Field this week. It should be a good test for Auburn. They'll then host Georgia for an SEC series over the weekend. The Tigers are 41-4 overall, 12-3 in the SEC, on a 16-game winning streak, and tied for the Conference lead with Florida.