Auburn’s Bryant secures sequence sweep with walkoff

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AUBURN, Ala. – It was one other dramatic efficiency at Jane B. Moore Subject for No. 21 Auburn softball (25-9, 4-2 SEC) as Denver Bryant walked off a 2-1 win over Missouri (20-14, 1-8 SEC) Monday night.

Bryant secured Auburn’s first sequence sweep in class historical past over Missouri and the group’s first sweep of the 2023 SEC slate.

“All I may do was be certain I acquired on base for my teammates,” Bryant stated. “We are able to take this momentum and maintain going, maintain profitable. We are able to take this factor so far as we wish to.”

Locked in a tied recreation within the backside of the seventh, Aubrie Lisenby sparked the rally with a one-out stroll. Bri Ellis moved the go-ahead run into scoring place with a single by way of the left aspect. On the second pitch of her at bat, Bryant singled to proper area to drive in pinch runner Abbey Smith for the second straight stroll off for Auburn.

“Tonight, you noticed two good groups battling,” head coach Mickey Dean. “Our children definitely battled. I challenged them within the final two innings to play with some extra confidence. As every participant begins to develop their confidence, good issues will proceed to occur.”

The Tigers scattered seven hits all through Monday’s finale. Senior Lindsey Garcia hit a milestone along with her a centesimal hit of her collegiate profession. Jessie Blaine capitalized with a sacrifice fly to proper heart to provide Auburn the first-inning lead and picked up Auburn’s different RBI of the competition.

Handing over one other robust efficiency within the circle, Maddie Penta (12-4) went the space. Penta tossed a one-hitter, giving up a house run to Payton Jackson within the third inning. Penta struck out eight and issued 4 walks. Occurring a streak of retiring 10 consecutive batters, Penta saved the sport locked to provide the Tigers an opportunity late.

Auburn returns to midweek motion on Wednesday, trekking to Birmingham to face Samford. First pitch on ESPN+ is ready for six p.m. CT.