No. 22 Auburn softball earned a two-game game sweep over No. 13 Florida State and Kennesaw State on Sunday to conclude the War Eagle Battle at Jane B. Moore Field.
In game one, Florida State (16-6) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second after some Auburn miscues. After a leadoff walk, an Auburn throwing error resulted in runners advancing to second and third. The next at-bat resulted in a fielder’s choice and the first run of the game.
Auburn responded in the bottom of the third, beginning with back-to-back singles by Makenna Dowell and Tyler King. Sydney Cox drove in both Tigers on a double to give Auburn a 2-1 lead over the Seminoles.
Auburn pitcher Shelby Lowe overcame a Florida State leadoff triple in the seventh inning, getting two infield pop ups and a strike out to close out the game.
Lowe improves to 7-2 after her complete game three-hitter. Lowe’s lone run allowed was unearned, and she had six strikeouts and one walk.
In game two, Auburn took on Kennesaw State (9-14). Pitcher KK Dismukes came in relief of Maddie Penta after Penta gave up three straight walks to load the bases with two outs in the second inning. Kennesaw State’s Christen Florence drove two runs home on a single before Dismukes got Auburn out of the inning. The Owls took a 3-0 lead in the next inning on a solo home run by Taylor Cates.
The Tigers quickly responded in the bottom of the third. Kelsey Schmidt scored on a Kennesaw State throwing error and King added an RBI double to make it a 3-2 game. With the bases loaded, Aspyn Godwin tied the game with a sacrifice fly.
In the fifth inning, Godwin lined a double to right center that brought King home to give Auburn a 4-3 lead.
Auburn held on in the seventh inning behind a diving catch by Makayla Packer to earn the victory.
Dismukes is now 3-0 on the season after pitching 5.1 innings and allowing one run on four hits. Dismukes also had a career-high five strikeouts along with three walks.
Auburn improves to 18-6 after the Sunday sweep over Florida State and Kennesaw State. The Tigers return to action this Friday to begin a three-game series at No. 16 Missouri.