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Abbott helps take Auburn to womens World Series in Oklahoma
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The best season in the history of Auburn University softball came to an end on Sunday.

The No. 4-ranked Lady Tigers lost to No. 1-ranked Florida, 3-2 in nine innings. The defeat eliminated Auburn from the College World Series, which is played in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Jenna Abbott, a 2013 Dawson County High School graduate, played a vital role on this year's team.

The sophomore from Dawsonville batted .270 for the season as a designated player.

Abbott recorded 24 hits, 10 runs, three doubles, one triple, two homeruns, 21 RBIs, 20 walks, two sacrifices and was hit four times by pitches this season.

At the beginning of the season, Auburn was picked seventh in the Southeastern Conference. However, to the surprise of many, the Tigers won the SEC tournament championship.

Abbott's Tigers were defeated by No. 5-ranked LSU in the opening round, 6-1, to put them in the loser's bracket.

Auburn fought back to defeat No. 8-ranked Tennessee, 4-2, and No. 7-ranked UCLA, 11-10, in a four-hour marathon on Saturday to set up the matchup with defending champion Florida.

Abbott went 1-2 versus LSU with an RBI.

In the Tennessee game she was 0-3 and in the game with UCLA was 1-4 with a walk.

Abbott will be entering her junior year at Auburn next season.

Auburn finished the season with an overall record of 56-11.

 

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