The Auburn Tigers took on the No. 6 LSU Tigers on the road in Baton Rouge, La., this weekend and picked up a 2-1 win in the series.

Auburn picked up a 3-2 win in the series opener on Friday, lost game two 2-0 on Saturday and earned a 3-1 win in game three on Sunday to earn the series victory.

“What a three-game series,” said Auburn head coach Mickey Dean. “We didn’t focus on last night’s game very long. We flushed it quick. How about Shelby Lowe? This was the first time this season that I came to her in the fifth inning and told her I was taking her out and she asked to stay in the game. I was nervous, but I trusted her. Her teammates had her back, so I left her in. I’m glad I did.”

Auburn took a 1-0 lead in game one on Friday, but had to battle back in the final innings to pick up the win.

Shelby Lowe got the start for Auburn and allowed two runs off of five hits in 4.1 innings. Maddie Penta pitched the final two innings and allowed just one hit and struck four batters out.

Auburn's two runs were driven in by Nelia Peralta and Axe Milanowski.

“It’s one pitch at a time,” Dean said. “We have been worrying about this or that in previous games. Now we’re just playing it one pitch at a time. If you have that mindset, then nothing is going to bother you. You can just move on. That makes the game fun. We’re enjoying it. We’re having fun. They are a fun group to coach.”

Both of LSU's runs on Saturday came from a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning. Auburn was no-hit.

Penta pitched a complete game and allowed two runs off of six hits in six innings of work. Penta also walked two batters and struck two out.

LSU took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning during the final game, but a three-run rally by Auburn in the top of the fourth inning was enough to put the Tigers in control and they never gave it up.

Lowe tossed seven innings, only allowing one run off of three hits, walking two batters and striking out five.

Auburn is now 23-13-1 on the season and 5-10 in SEC play.

The Tigers return to action on Wednesday when they take on the UAB Blazers on the road in Birmingham at 5 p.m. CT. The Auburn Sports Network broadcast can be heard locally on WEGL 91.1 FM or streamed anywhere on the Auburn Athletics app.

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