The No. 25 Auburn Tigers traveled to Mexico this week to compete in the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge and earned three wins in as many games.

The Tigers beat the Wichita State Shockers, UC Davis Aggies and the No. 13 Utah Utes. There was also a game between Auburn and the No. 8 Clemson Tigers scheduled, but it was canceled.

Auburn opened up the weekend with an 8-6 win over Wichita State on Wednesday in eight innings. Senior right-hander Maddie Penta got the start for Auburn and allowed only two runs off of three hits and struck out 10 batters in 6.1 innings of work.

The Tigers had a five-run lead going into the final frame when the Shockers tied the game. In the eighth inning, junior second baseman Rose Roach and junior shortstop Nelia Peralta each came up with an important RBI.

"Our offense did their job in that final inning," said Auburn head coach Mickey Dean. "Proud that they were able to fight back to finish the game out."

A dominant pitching performance from Shelby Lowe led Auburn to a 6-3 victory against UC Davis on Thursday. The senior left-hander gave up only two runs and struck five batters out in the five-inning effort.

Junior first baseman Amelia Lech drove in all six of the Tigers' runs. She hit a grand-slam home run in the first inning and a two-run home run in the sixth.

Auburn's final game of the weekend was a 1-0 win over Utah. The game's only run came in the bottom of the seventh inning when senior center fielder Makayla Packer was walked to force in a run.

Seven shutout innings thrown by Penta helped Auburn stay in this game.

The Tigers will be back in action next weekend when they host the Plainsman Invite. Auburn will take on Longwood, Southeast Missouri State and Northern Iowa.

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