AUBURN, Ala. – For the first time in program history, No. 21/22 Auburn softball (15-1) will open Southeastern Conference play against in-state rival No. 4/4 Alabama (19-1) as the Tigers welcome the Tide to Jane B. Moore Field for a three-game series.
The series begins Friday with a 5 p.m. CT first pitch. The Tigers and Tide will return to the diamond on Saturday at 4 p.m. CT for game two of the series. Both contests will be streamed via SEC Network +.
Auburn will make its 2021 television debut on Sunday with the series finale airing on the SEC Network at 2 p.m. CT. Eric Frede and Michele Smith will have the call.
“It’s going to be a great challenge for us,” said head coach Mickey Dean. “Offensively, Alabama reminds us of us with their combination of speed and power. They play very good defense, and they play fundamentally sound.”
All three games will also be broadcasted on the Auburn Sports Network with Brit Bowen and JJ Jackson on the call.
Auburn extended its win streak to 11 straight games Wednesday night in a road tilt at Troy. Behind a two-hit shutout from freshman slinger Shelby Lowe, the Tigers claimed a 3-0 victory. Lowe held the Trojans hitless through the first five innings to record her second shutout win of her freshman season.
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