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Auburn officially out of SEC baseball tournament

The Associated Press

Auburn was officially eliminated from postseason contention after a 6-5 loss to Vanderbilt in 10 innings Saturday.

The Tigers (28-24, 7-19 Southeastern Conference) have lost six in a row, but head coach Tom Slater said Saturday’s defeat was particularly tough.

Auburn scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie Vandy (43-9, 19-7), only to lose in the 10th after a 90-minute lightning delay.

“Our kids kept battling,” Slater said.

“I’m just proud of their resilience.”

Vanderbilt scored the winning run when catcher Josh Donaldson gave up a passed ball, allowing Ryan Davis to score easily from third.

Arkansas 12, Alabama 5: Danny Hamblin hit two home runs and Arkansas defeated Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Arkansas (37-15, 17-9) hit two home runs in a four-run fifth inning to take a 7-3 lead for the easy victory.

Left-fielder Casey Coon slammed a three-run home run to left-center field to snap a 3-3 tie and put Arkansas ahead to stay.

Hamblin followed one batter later with his second home run of the game to give the Hogs a four-run lead. Hamblin was 2-for-3 with two home runs and two RBI in the win. He also scored four runs.

Miers Quigley (4-6) allowed seven runs and seven hits in five innings to suffer his sixth straight loss.

Jess Todd (8-2) worked six innings for the win.

He allowed three runs and eight hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts.

Alabama (28-23, 12-14) closed out the scoring with two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Ole Miss 9, Kentucky 2: Cody Overbeck and Logan Power hit home runs and Lance Lynn struck out six as Mississippi beat Kentucky 9-2 on Saturday to even the weekend series.

Justin Henry had three hits, including two triples, and drove in two runs for the Rebels (33-19, 14-12) in a game that was delayed for about 11/2 hours by rain.

Mississippi State 4, Georgia 1: Chad Crosswhite and John Lalor combined for 11 strikeouts and Brian LaNinfa drove in three runs as Mississippi State beat Georgia in the first game of a three-game series.

The game had been suspended after one inning on Friday night because of rain with Georgia enjoying a 2-0 lead. A second game scheduled later Saturday was postponed by rain. The teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday.

Florida 8, LSU 4: Bryan Augenstein (6-5) allowed no earned runs on eight hits in 7.2 innings as Florida beat LSU on Saturday.

He held the Tigers hitless from the third through sixth innings, while walking none and striking out seven.

With Friday’s game, it marked the first time in LSU history that Florida (27-25, 14-12) had won a regular-season SEC series in Baton Rouge.

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