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No. 20 Auburn Downs Furman In Plainsman Invitational Finale, 15-1

Tess Griswold
Tess Griswold

Auburn, Ala. -- The 20th-ranked Auburn Tigers plated eight runs in the bottom of the third inning and added seven more in the fourth to down Furman, 15-1, in the Paladins' final game at the Plainsman Invitational Sunday afternoon at Jane B. Moore Field.

Casey McCrackin broke a scoreless tied with a two-run blast to left field and Tannon Snow followed with a solo shot to ignite the eight-run rally for Auburn (6-3) in the third inning as the Tigers sent 12 batters to the plate.

Furman (2-7) answered with a run in the top of the fourth. Cammy Pereira and Taylor Vahle delivered back-to-back base hits and Savannah Hughes followed with a ground out to drive in Pereira. In the bottom of the frame, Alyssa Rivera led off with a home run and Snow belted a two-run homer, her second in as many innings, to power Auburn's seven run outburst.

Snow finished 2-for-3 with a pair of homers and three RBIs, while McCrackin went 2-for-3 with a homer and four runs driven in. Taylon Snow went 3-for-3 in the leadoff spot for the Tigers.

Lexie Handley (1-0) allowed just an unearned run over four innings to get the win for Auburn. Senior Emily DeMonte (2-5) suffered the loss for Furman after allowing seven runs on eight hits in two and a third innings of work.

Lauren Duggar drew two walks for the Paladins, while Tess Griswold notched a double.

Furman opens its home schedule this coming weekend when it hosts the Furman Invitational at Pepsi Stadium. Fans can follow live statistics all weekend through StatBroadcast at FurmanPaladins.com and can find in-game updates via Twitter by following @FurmanSoftball. The Paladins' five games in the Furman Invitational will be streamed live on the SoCon Digital Network.