Like Tuesday, the Auburn Tigers faced an early deficit in Game 3 of the 2016 Women's College World Series final.
Despite their best efforts however, they were not able to piece together similar results. Instead, Auburn would go down swinging in the top of the seventh inning and watched the Oklahoma Sooners celebrate their third National Championship in program history after a 2-1 result on Wednesday night.
A disheveled first inning of action led to the two runs that OU scored after two errors were committed by Game 2 hero Emily Carosone. The Sooners would take advantage and plate the runs and as fate would have it, that would be all they needed added with the insurance they would net.
As she had previously done in this series, Jade Rhodes took a pitch deep in the fourth inning, hitting a homer off of pitcher and Tournament Most Outstanding Player Paige Parker to left field. This would prove to be the lone run of the game for the Tigers, who had many an opportunity to strike for more but were unfortunately stuck with just one.
Wednesday marks the end for a remarkable season for the Auburn Tigers who came up just a bit short. The Tigers will no doubt remain a presence in the conference going forward and could again contend in 2017 if things play out well.