Auburn's bats blow away Tennessee, Tigers stay undefeated at home
AUBURN, Ala. -- For the 19th time this season, Auburn tallied 10 or more hits in a game. On Thursday night against the No. 11 Tennessee, the Tigers notched 13 timely hits in its 6-2 win at Jane B. Moore Field. It's the 11th time Auburn has reached 13 or more hits in a game, but that total is only the fifth-highest this season.
The win against the Lady Vols is Auburn's first since 2011 and its sixth win when both teams are ranked in their histories. Auburn also stays undefeated at home, now 21-0 at the friendly confines of Jane B. Moore Field.
Seven different players in the Auburn lineup had at least one hit tonight, four had two or more. Both Jenna Abbott and Haley Fagan had three hits in the game to lead the team. Abbott had her first career three-hit game and also hit her first career triple in the second inning.
In the circle, the Tigers, once again, got a solid pitching performance from Lexi Davis, who garnered her 17th win of the year in five innings pitched, scattering six hits and only giving up two runs.
Rachael Walters pitched the final two innings, striking out the side in the final inning and finishing with five K's, facing just eight batters in the process.
Auburn ups its overall record with the win to 36-4 and stays atop the Southeastern Conference with a now 9-1 record. Tennessee falls to 26-8 and 6-4 in the SEC. The loss breaks a six-game winning streak the Lady Vols had coming into Thursday night's contest.