College baseball roundup: Michael O'Neal picks up win as Auburn defeats Missouri 7-3

FROM STAFF REPORTSMarch 29, 2014 

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn baseball team avoided a series sweep with a 7-3 win over Missouri on Saturday at Plainsman Park.

The Tigers (19-10, 5-4) recorded 16 hits, including three each from Ryan Tella and Blake Austin. Four others notched two hits in the game. Austin drove in two runs.

They scored three runs each in the fourth and sixth innings in addition to plating one in the first.

Michael O'Neal (Pacelli, CVCC) pitched the game's first five innings and allowed just two runs, one earned, to score the victory.

Jay Wade picked up a four-inning save, allowing just a single unearned run on one hit.

Brett Graves took the loss for Missouri (13-13, 3-6).

GEORGIA 6,

TEXAS A&M 1

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia baseball team earned the series win with a 6-1 victory over the Aggies on Saturday at Foley Field.

Led by an offensive outburst in the fifth and sixth innings, the Bulldogs (16-11-1) took a shutout into the ninth inning before giving up their first and only run of the game.

Conor Welton got just a single hit for Georgia in the game, but made it count with a single that drove in two runs.

As a team, Georgia recorded 13 hits in the game.

Freshman Robert Tyler pitched eight shutout innings for Georgia, allowing seven hits, striking out six and walking none to earn the victory. Grayson Long was handed the loss for Texas A&M (17-11), going only 4 1/3 innings and allowing eight hits and four runs.

Georgia will go for the series sweep on Sunday.

PITTSBURGH 5, GEORGIA TECH 0

PITTSBURGH -- Georgia Tech was shut out at Pittsburgh on Saturday despite a three-hit effort from Mott Hyde.

The win gave Pittsburgh the series after topping the Yellow Jackets 4-3 in 13 innings on Friday.

Georgia Tech (15-12, 5-6) recorded only four hits as a team, three by Hyde and one by Keenan Innis. Devin Stanton pitched 4 1/3 innings for Georgia Tech, allowing two runs and taking the loss for the Yellow Jackets.

The two teams were scoreless until the Panthers (14-11, 6-5) notched two runs in the fifth inning, chasing Stanton from the game.

They scored one in the sixth and two more in the eighth.

Joseph Harvey earned the win for Pittsburgh, going eight shutout innings and allowing just three hits.

COLUMBUS STATE GAME POSTPONED

Columbus State's game Saturday at Flagler was postponed due to rain. It will be made up today as part of a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

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