Final: Florida 2, Auburn 1 (11)
The #7 Gators clinched their first conference series at home on Saturday night as they topped Auburn by a score of 2-1 in 11 innings.
It was a pitcher’s duel at KSP Stadium on Saturday night. Starters, Natalie Lugo and Samantha Yarbrough, combined for over 19 total innings pitched, while allowing just 1 run to each of the opposing lineups.
In the top of the fourth, Auburn scored the first run of the game on Brittany Maresette’s RBI-single to right field.
It took the Gators until the sixth inning to finally break the shutout thanks to Cheyenne Lindsey’s 2-out, RBI-single up the middle.
Despite needing extra innings, both teams used only two pitchers. In the bottom of the eleventh, Hannah Adams hit a walk-off single off Auburn reliever, KK Dismukes, to drive in Cheyenne Lindsey and finally end the game.
- Adams (1-5, RBI, BB)
- Lindsey (3-5, RBI, R)
- Hoover (3-4)
- Cottrill (3-5)
- Lugo (9.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 9 K)
- Chronister (1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 K)
- Yarbrough (10 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 8 K)
Win: Katie Chronister (2-0)
Loss: KK Dismukes (0-1)
Florida goes for the sweep in game 3 tomorrow at at 3 ET.