For 2nd straight day, Tide, Tigers fall on road
The Associated Press
Austin Pride, Jonathan Pigott and Jon Townsend all homered in Florida’s 9-3 victory over Alabama on Saturday.
The Gators (25-23, 12-11 Southeastern Conference) clinched their fourth series win over the Crimson Tide (26-22, 10-13) in the last five years.
Bryan Augenstein (5-5) allowed two runs and five hits through eight innings for Florida, striking out 10. Cole Figueroa went 3-for-4 with a walk and scored three runs for the Gators, while Townsend drove in four runs.
The Tide’s Miers Quigley (4-5) lost his fifth consecutive start, a stretch when Alabama hitters have managed a total of 10 runs in support.
Quigley (4-5) gave up five runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings with two walks, two hit batters and two wild pitches.
Kyle Moore had a career-high three hits for the Tide. Matt Bentley hit a solo homer.
Mississippi State 11, Auburn 6: In a game in Starkville, Miss., late Saturday night, the Tigers fell to the home Bulldogs for the second straight game.
Auburn fell to 28-21, incoluding 7-16 in the SEC. MSU is 29-12 and 12-9.
Kentucky 8, South Carolina 4: Matt McKinney hit a two-run triple to spark a five-run fourth and lead Kentucky to a win against South Carolina.
McKinney had a total of three RBIs for the Wildcats (31-14-1, 10-12-1) who pounded out 12 hits.
The Gamecocks (34-14, 12-11) were led by Travis Jones, who went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Jon Willard, whose two-run homer in the second gave South Carolina its only lead of the game at 2-1.
Andrew Albers (6-3) gave up all four runs on six hits in picking up the win. Aaron Lovett struck out three in 2 1/3 innings to get his fifth save of the season.
Georgia 7, Vanderbilt 0: Nathan Moreau scattered four hits over seven innings and fanned eight to lead Georgia to a victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (19-29, 8-15) handed Vandy (40-9, 16-7) freshman left-hander Mike Minor (7-1) his first loss of the season. Minor gave up all seven runs, six earned, on eight hits in six innings of work as the Commodores saw their 8-game winning streak come to an end.
Trevor Holder pitched the last two innings for the Bulldogs, giving up one hit.
It was the first shutout of the Commodores since their 2006 season opener against San Diego and their first in the SEC since a 3-0 loss to LSU on May 1, 2005.
Rich Poythress had a two-run double and Matt Olson a run-scoring groundout in the first inning to stake the Bulldogs to a 3-0 lead.
Jonathan Wyatt hit a solo home run for the Bulldogs in the third, his fifth of the season.
Mike Freeman had a run-scoring single and Ryan Peisel added a sacrifice fly to make it 6-0 in the fourth inning. Peisel added an RBI single in the sixth.
Tennessee 7, Ole Miss 6: Shortstop Danny Lima led a dramatic six-run seventh inning that pulled the Volunteers from behind to a win over Ole Miss.
Ole Miss (31-18, 12-11) started off strong, leading 4-0 at the top of the fifth before the Vols’ Andy Simunic homered to open the bottom.
Tennessee (27-19, 10-11) continued to trail 4-1 until the bottom of the seventh when Lima’s single up the middle pushed two runs across. Julio Borbon followed with a single to short that tied the game.
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