June 22, 2024

Auburn will face women’s basketball in an SEC matchup.

Auburn Head Coach Hugh Freeze discusses win over Samford ahead of matchup  with Texas A&M

AUBURN: On Sunday at 2 p.m., the Texas A&M women’s basketball team will play Auburn inside Neville Arena.

The Maroon & White (18-8, 6-7 SEC) want to defeat the Tigers in the season series. In their previous meeting, A&M defeated Auburn by 22 points inside Aggieland, 66-44, holding the Tigers to their lowest scoring output of the year.

Over the past five games, Janiah Barker has been on fire, averaging 16.4 points and 8.6 rebounds. In a victory over Arkansas, Barker scored a season-high 21 points on two separate occasions in addition to recording her eighth double-double of the year with 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.

In the Plainsman Invitational, Auburn softball made a comeback to Jane B. Moore Field to take on Southeast Missouri State. The Tigers defeated the Redhawks 8-0 in five innings, winning the game in dramatic manner.

Against the Redhawks, the Tigers scored runs on both sides of the ball early and frequently. Shelby Lowe and Annabelle Widra combined for a no-hitter and nine strikeouts in the game.

Throughout the game, the Redhawks committed four throwing errors, which hampered them throughout. Icess Tresvik gave Auburn its first hit of the day and, in the bottom of the first inning, drove in the first run of the game.

Aubrie Lisenby’s string of hits and Widra’s first of three hits on the

Widra launched a leadoff home run, her first of the year and her second hit of the day, to start the game after being kept without a runner in the third inning. After that, Auburn added two more runs to put pressure on Southeast Missouri State. If the Redhawks were unable to score in the top of the following frame, Auburn may have easily won the game.

In the top of the fifth, Widra took the mound for her second inning of work. With her second strikeout, she put Auburn in a position to walk off the game.

Widra made the decision to handle it herself with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning and no runners on base.

Widra stated, “I was really just trying to stay within my process.” “I was just trying to stay within myself and put barrel to ball, even though I knew we had two outs and I honestly didn’t even know the score.”

Lowe earned her second win of the season to improve to 2-0 as the Tigers combined to throw a no-hitter that kept the Redhawks to three base runners the whole game.

Whether there are zeros on the board or not, Lowe stated, “it is always a good day to be out there,” but the presence of zeros is always a great day.

With three innings pitched, seven strikeouts, and one walk in her final three innings, Lowe reduced her ERA from 5.27 to 2.47.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, pinch hitter Kyla Stroud was the only player to record a strikeout for Auburn; the team’s total of one strikeout was a season low.

Mickey Dean, the head coach, stated, “We talked about sticking with your process twice this week.” “That was definitely key because you are playing these many games against the same teams and you never know what kind of pitching you are going to see.”

Auburn’s season record is at 5-1-1. Tomorrow, the Plainsman Invitational continues with a doubleheader matchup against Southeast Missouri State at 4 p.m. CST and Northern Iowa at 1 p.m. CST. Both games will be aired live on SEC Network+.

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