Auburn Softball loses SEC Tourney opener

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.  – The Tennessee Lady Vols beat the Auburn Tigers 2-1 in game two of the 2012 SEC Softball Tournament.

Tennessee scored in the bottom of the third when sophomore Tory Lewis crossed the plate on a single by junior Lauren Gibson. The Lady Vols scored again in the sixth inning when senior Holly Baker hit a lead-off home run. Auburn threatened in the seventh inning when sophomore Hilary Marvomat sent a two-out solo shot over the left field wall to put the Tigers on the board. The rally was short lived though as Auburn's next batter grounded out to end the game.

Sophomore pitcher Ellen Renfroe picked up the win for the Lady Vols, pushing her record to 27-3, while senior Jenee Loree took the loss for the Tigers, falling to 11-9.