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Productive first inning leads Auburn to run-rule win over UAB

After two straight weekends of round-robin tournament play, the No. 20 Auburn Tigers welcomed in-state foe UAB for a midweek tilt on Wednesday.

Behind a multiple-hit performance from Nelia Peralta, Icess Tresvik, and Bri Ellis, the Tigers snagged a convincing win, defeating the Blazers 10-1 in five innings at Jane B. Moore Field.

Auburn got off to a great start by scoring half of their runs in the 1st inning. Carlee McCondichie and Jessie Blaine each recorded RBI singles in the inning while Bri Ellis and Annabelle Widra each clubbed long balls in the inning to move Auburn ahead, 5-0.

Auburn extended its lead to 6-0 in the 2nd inning on a Nelia Peralta double that scored Icess Tresvik. One inning later, Tresvick smashed a two-run blast that was set up by a Makayla Packer RBI triple to extend the Tigers’ lead to 9-0.

The Tigers’ final run would be courtesy of Aubrie Lisenby. Lisenby recorded an infield single on the first pitch of her at-bat in the 4th inning that scored Axe Milanowskito give Auburn a 10-1 lead. UAB’s lone run of the game took place earlier in the inning when Sierra Frasier hit a solo home run to left field.

Ellis and Tresvik each recorded two hits and two-run home runs in the game to lead the Tigers’ offensive attack. In the circle, maddie penta allowed zero hits and zero runs while striking out three batters in 3.0 innings. Widra and Shelby Lowe pitched the final two innings combining to allow two hits and striking out two batters.

Auburn softball returns to Jane B. Moore Field this weekend to host the Plainsman Invite. Auburn will face Merrimack, Brown, and North Dakota State over the three-day tournament.

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Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire