Softball loses to Auburn

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By Matt Vereen, 23 Sports

Friday, March 27-

Auburn jumped out ahead early, posting nine runs in the first three innings on its way to a 14-6 win over the Missouri softball in just five innings.

With the loss, Missouri drops to 21-6 this season and just a 4-3 conference record.

After going down 4-0 in the top of the first inning, Missouri freshman Amanda Sanchez answered back as she sent one deep over right-center field for a three-run home run to bring Missouri within one.

It was Sanchez’s second home run in three games and placed her in second on the team this season with eight.

Two Missouri errors in the third inning would help push Auburn further into the lead as they scored five more runs on just three hits to take a 9-3 lead.

Mizzou answered back again behind another three-run home run from catcher Kristen Mack to put the team within reach.

Missouri never managed to even the score, however, as Auburn posted five more runs over the fourth and fifth innings to close out the game and earn them a 14-6 win.

While the Tigers didn’t get the win, the two home runs did push the season tally to an impressive 38 total (10th all-time in school history). This puts this year’s Missouri softball team well on their way toward challenging the school single-season record of 82 home runs held by the 2005 Tigers.

The team will be back in action on Saturday for the second game of the series against Auburn. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. live on the SEC Network.