Florida right-hander Elizabeth Hightower hurled a complete-game shutout Sunday in Auburn en route to a 3-0 series-clinching victory over the Tigers. The senior Monticello, Florida, native allowed just three hits and a pair of walks while striking out five batters.
The Gators improve to 30-6 overall and 7-5 in conference play — sixth in the SEC.
Auburn right-hander Maddie Penta started in the circle and dealt four shutout innings before Florida right fielder Cheyenne Lindsey led off the top of the fifth with a double and scored on left fielder Katie Kistler’s one-out single.
An inning later, the Gators added a a pair of insurance runs as freshman Reagan Walsh drove in her 32nd run this season and second baseman Hannah Adams scored on a wild pitch.
#7 Florida: 3 / 7 / 1
#17 Auburn: 0 / 3 / 0
Win: Hightower (10-2)
Loss: Penta (18-3)
RHP Hightower: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
- CF Falby: 0-4. 2 K
- SS Wallace: 2-3, R, 2B, BB, K
- 2B Adams: 1-3, R, BB
- 3B Echols: 0-3
- DP Walsh: 1-3, RBI
- RF Lindsey: 1-2, R, 2B, BB
- C Wilkie: 0-3, K
- LF Kistler: 2-3, RBI
- 1B A. Goelz: 0-2, K
Midweek Rivalry Matchup
The Gators will return home to face No. 2 Florida State Wednesday. The Seminoles enter the matchup with a 35-2 overall record and a perfect 13-0 away record. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. and the game will air on the SEC Network.