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Alabama Softball Wins Series at Auburn

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Haylie "Comet" McCleney strikes again!
Haylie "Comet" McCleney strikes again!
ALABAMA ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS

It doesn't matter what the sport is. If the Crimson Tide is going up against Auburn, there is always that extra incentive to topple the opponent. It wasn't a sweep, but winning two out of three against the seventh-ranked Tigers in their house bodes well for Bama.

GAME 1: ALABAMA 6 Auburn 0

Three home runs and yet another stellar pitching performance by Alexis Osorio tamed the Tigers in Game 1. Haylie McCleney got the party started with a two-out third inning grand slam. Catcher Chaunsey Bell followed with a pair of solo shots in the fourth and sixth innings. Osorio struck out 13.

GAME 2: ALABAMA 13 Auburn 3

After getting behind 3-2 on three second inning Auburn runs - two unearned - Osorio and the Tide settled down and waited for the Bama bats to catch fire. Alabama tallied runs in each of the final four frames exploding for six in the seventh inning. Marisa Runyon led the charge with five RBI on two round-trippers and an RBI single. Danae Hays was 3 for 4 with four RBI including a pair of doubles.

GAME 3: Auburn 13 ALABAMA 12 (8 innings)

There were fireworks in a crazy series finale with both teams collecting 14 hits each and three errors each. With the game tied at 5-5 in the sixth, Bama rang up a 5-spot but Auburn came back with four runs of their own in the bottom of the inning, and tied it up in the bottom of the seventh to knot the game up at 10-10. A two-run dinger by Leona Lafaele in the eighth should've been enough. However, Auburn rallied for three to salvage the series.

Runyon and Jadyn Spencer led the Crimson Tide each with three RBI and a home run.

UP NEXT:

Bama will host a Tuesday game with Troy at 6pm CT before the 12th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers come to town for a three-game series starting on Thursday, April 23 at 7pm CT. Game One of the series will be aired on ESPN with Beth Mowins and Jessica Mendoza on the call. The other games can be seen on SEC Network +.

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