With power hitting, Auburn softball notches 2 more shutouts

Friday, March 2, 2018

With power hitting, Auburn softball notches 2 more shutouts

Auburn softball coasted to a pair of 9-0, five-inning shutouts in the first day of the Wilson/DeMarini Classic on Friday.

Justus Perry went a combined 4 for 5 with two doubles and four RBIs as No. 12 Tigers (19-2) defeated UNC-Wilmington and Western Carolina at Jane B. Moore Field for their 13th and 14th shutouts of the season.

The sophomore first baseman hit a bases-clearing double to start a six-run first inning for Auburn against UNC-Wilmington, with Courtney Shea and Morgan Podany each adding RBI singles.

In her first action in nearly two weeks since jamming her left thumb, KK Crocker hit a two-run single as the Tigers took a 9-0 lead after three.

Makayla Martin allowed two hits and struck out three over three innings of work.

Perry went 3 for 3 with and RBI and Kendall Veach, Courtney Shea, Casey McCrackin and Tannon Show all homered against Western Carolina.

Veach's two-run shot started a four-run frame in the second, with Taylon Snow adding an RBI triple and coming home on a single by Perry.

Auburn added three more in the fourth on a two-run home run by Shea and solo shot by McCrackin two batters later.

Kaylee Carlson (9-0) allowed three hits and a walk and struck out two over four innings and Ashlee Swindle pitched a perfect top of the fifth.

After Martin led off the bottom of the fifth with a pinch-hit triple, Tannon Snow hit a walk-off two-run homer.

Auburn returns to action with a doubleheader with Western Carolina and Western Illinois at 3 p.m. Saturday.

James Crepea is an Auburn beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @JamesCrepea.

from Auburn Sports Impact

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