The Auburn Tigers took on the Ole Miss Rebels on the road in Oxford, Miss., this weekend and dropped the series despite picking up a win in the opening game.

Auburn won game one 2-1 in 11 innings before dropping game two 4-2 and game three 7-2.

Icess Tresvik was responsible for both of Auburn's runs in game one, hitting home runs in the top of the sixth and 11th innings.

Maddie Penta tossed nine innings and allowed only one run off of seven hits while striking 18 batters out. Shelby Lowe pitched the final two innings and earned the win.

“It’s better to win a four-hour game than lose it,” said Auburn head coach Mickey Dean. “It was a valiant effort from Maddie. She wanted to stay in, but her pitch count was reaching a stupid number. I told her we were going to get a run, and Shelby (Lowe) would get it done. Icess was due. She looked more relaxed tonight and was willing to go middle and opposite field. She’s got the power.”

Auburn got on the board first in the second game, but Ole Miss was productive in the middle innings and ended up with the win.

Annabelle Widra and Emmah Rolfe shared the pitching duties, allowing four runs off of four hits and combining for five strikeouts.

“We attacked early in the game, but our offense stalled,” Dean said. “We weren’t able to make any adjustments. We were stubborn at the plate. We knew we were going to see two or three pitchers every game, so that was going to be key going into this series.”

Auburn held a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the third inning of the series finale, but Ole Miss had another middle-inning rally to take control and the Tigers never got it back.

Lowe and Penta shared pitching duties, each allowed three runs.

“We didn’t play well,” Dean said. “There’s no other way to describe it. We didn’t hit well. We didn’t pitch well. Our defense was susceptible. We’re going to have two really good days of practice ahead of us to get ready for that last series of the regular season.”

Auburn is now 25-17-1 on the season and 7-14 in SEC play.

The Tigers return to action next weekend to host the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jane B. Moore Field. Game one is set for Thursday at 7 p.m. CT, game two is set for Friday at 5 p.m. CT and game three is set for Saturday at 11 a.m. CT.

Game one will be broadcast on ESPNU, games two and three will be broadcast on SEC Network. The Auburn Sports Network broadcast for each game can be heard locally on WEGL 91.1 FM or streamed anywhere on the Auburn Athletics app.

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