With the SEC regular season complete, No. 17 Auburn (39-16, 15-9 SEC) is ready for the SEC Tournament. The bracket released by the conference shows the Tigers earning a double bye and the No. 3 seed in the Tournament.
Another weekend series, another win for No. 17 Auburn (39-16, 15-9 SEC) as the Tigers continue to roll down the final stretch of the regular season.
No. 17 Auburn is rolling behind the arm of Maddie Penta, and the Tigers secured another SEC weekend series win.
“I don’t think I have ever cried because of a softball game, but I did shed a singular tear when I gave Bri (Ellis) a hug at first base,” Penta said. “It is so hard to play here. This crowd is insane. Hitters were there for me. Defense was there for me. The defense has been fantastic the last few weeks. They’ve had my back.”
Behind its trio of pitchers, No. 19 Auburn (33-13) took down Jacksonville State(26-14) in a shutout victory on Wednesday night, 3-0.
The No. 21 Auburn softball squad has won 32 games this year, and Maddie Penta has been responsible for 19 of them.
Despite three home runs from the Trojans (28-11-1), No. 21 Auburn (30-12) was able to pick up its second win in a row and 30th of the season, taking down Troy 7-5 in a midweek nonconference matchup.
Only three weeks into the season, Bri Ellis has earned her first SEC Player of the Week award after going 10-14 from the plate in Auburn softball's six games last week.
In what is likely the first award of many this season, Maddie Penta has been named the SEC Pitcher of the Week after a stellar opening weekend. Penta combined for three shutouts during the five game opening weekend for the Tigers.