AUBURN – The Auburn Tigers hosted the No. 17 Alabama Crimson Tide at Jane B. Moore Field this weekend and won two out of three games.

Auburn won game 1 4-3 and game 3 3-0, and Alabama won game 2 2-0 in 11 innings.

Auburn's offense got to work early in the series opener, scoring all four of its runs in the first three innings.

The Tigers outlasted a late rally from the Crimson Tide.

Maddie Penta tossed a complete game and allowed only three runs off of five hits and struck nine batters out.

“We did a great job with our approaches at the plate tonight,” said Auburn head coach Mickey Dean. “I think our coaches did a great job preparing our players from what they were going to see tonight. I think we were a little angry after the Ole Miss series and how that weekend went. We were really locked in, and it showed tonight.”

The second game was a pitching duel all the way until the end.

Shelby Lowe got the start for Auburn and tossed six scoreless innings with three hits and four strikeouts.

“Alabama got the big hit with runners in scoring position,” Dean said. “That was the difference in the ball game. Both clubs had so many opportunities throughout the game.”

Early offense paired with dominant pitching helped Auburn secure the series win in game 3.

Anna Wohlers and Nelia Peralta hit RBI singles in the bottom of the second inning, Amelia Lech hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning. That was all of the scoring.

Annabelle Widra pitched a complete game shutout. Through seven innings of action, Widra allowed only four hits and struck seven batters out.

“Annabelle did a tremendous job,” Dean said. “(Emily) Carosone showed her some numbers. She got every batter in the beginning of an inning out, and she didn’t walk a single batter. Annabelle can be extremely successful when she does that.”

Auburn is now 27-18-1 on the season and 9-15 in SEC play.

The Tigers take on the Georgia Bulldogs in their first game of the SEC Tournament in Auburn on Wednesday. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. CT.

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