Atlanta – No. 18 Auburn Softball (20-3), locked in a seven-tying game, put a go-ahead run in scoring position, but a big hit as Georgia Tech (12-8) rallied The home half couldn’t miss out on Wednesday with a 2–1 win at Mewborn Field.
‘They beat us,’ said head coach Mickey Dean“They beat us on defense and beat us on pitching. Normally the team that does that would win. We didn’t have a good approach at bat. We just want to pass the bat.” We were overdoing it.It got worse as the game got slower.We calmed down and got some good at bats.They switched pitchers and got out of the inning.We were 100. I threw near the ball.I always tell my pitchers that I only threw one bad pitch and I threw two bad pitches.”
Maddie Penta And Georgia Tech’s Blake Newton threw five scoreless frames and went toe-to-toe in the circle. stranded the runner.
Tiger’s offense was held to two singles through the sixth inning. Jesse Blaine She hit a low pitch over the midfield wall and hit a two-out solo home run to give the Tigers a 1–0 lead. Lindsay Garcia It was a double, but the play at the plate prevented an insurance run from being scored.
Auburn’s lead was short-lived as Georgia Tech turned a leadoff double in the bottom of the sixth into a run and snapped Penta’s back-to-back innings streak by not allowing an earned run to score in 67.1 innings. It was the first run Penta allowed to score in 39.1 innings and the second longest streak of scoreless innings in school history.
Penta, who had over 100 strikeouts in her junior campaign, closed out her outing with 5.2 innings out of eight, allowing runs off five hits.
After the third Yellow Jackets hit in the inning, Auburn called the bullpen and Shelby RoweLowe needed four balls to get out of the jam, relegating the lineout to second.
The Tigers had a chance in the top of the seventh, putting a go-ahead run in scoring position on back-to-back walks, but ended the scoring threat with a strikeout. The Yellow Jackets beat it in the seventh inning with a solo home run from Reese Hunter.
Auburn’s Georgia tour continues, with Auburn opening the Southeastern Conference dates against the No. 19 Bulldogs in Athens. The series kicks off with the first pitch on his SEC Network+ on Friday at 5:30 pm (CT).