Caleb Jones | Sports Reporter
Auburn softball suffered a 2-1 loss to Tennessee on Sunday, despite a complete-game performance by Shelby Lowe.
Auburn linebacker K.J. Britt is headed to Tampa Bay. The 2020 team captain was drafted by the Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Auburn's Shelby Lowe was named a finalist for Freshman of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Thursday.
Despite seven innings from starting pitcher Jack Owen and a game-tying home run from Ryan Bliss, the Tigers could not complete the comeback against Florida on Friday night. A pair of runs in the ninth inning propelled Florida to a 4-2 victory, extending the Gators’ win streak to seven.
Tyler Miller was the hero for Auburn on Wednesday night with his walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th for an 8-7 win over Jacksonville State. "It’s just a huge momentum boost," Miller said.
Desi Sills is the fourth transfer to commit to Auburn this offseason, joining forward Walker Kessler and fellow guards Wendell Green Jr. and Zep Jasper.
Following their performances in a pair of non-conference games and in the series win over No. 12 Kentucky, Maddie Penta was named SEC Freshman of the Week, while Maddison Koepke was named SEC Newcomer of the Week.
Auburn’s four-run first inning proved to be the difference-maker in its upset over No. 12 Kentucky on Friday night. “It’s huge moving forward,” Rivera said about the win. “Just got to take every game game-by-game and every pitch pitch-by-pitch and come out and just dominate.”
Johnnie Harris landed her first commitment as a head coach on Friday as Xaria Wiggins announced that she was transferring to Auburn from Mississippi State.
Auburn has now won three in a row and four of its last five games, gaining momentum towards its upcoming series with No. 12 Kentucky.