College baseball roundup: Georgia Tech beats top-seeded Miami

ASSOCIATED PRESSMay 21, 2014 

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Brandon Gold hit a two-run single in the eighth inning to help Georgia Tech rally past top-seeded Miami 6-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

The ninth-seeded Yellow Jackets (34-24) had to beat Wake Forest in Tuesday's elimination round to reach pool play and trailed 3-1 against the Hurricanes (40-16) Wednesday. But they scored two runs in the seventh to tie it, then added an insurance run in the ninth on Matt Gonzalez's RBI single.

Ryan Peurifoy went 4-for-4 for the Yellow Jackets, while Josh Heddinger (4-4) took the win by allowing three runs on seven hits in seven innings.

Dale Carey had three hits for Miami, which had won 27 of 30 and owned the No. 1 seed for the first time since winning the 2008 title.

Reliever Cooper Hammond (5-1) took the loss.

Georgia Tech faces fourth-seeded Duke on Thursday in Pool A, while Miami faces fifth-seeded Clemson.Clemson 5,[SoftReturn]Duke 3

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Tyler Krieger and Steven Duggar each drove in two runs, and Clemson beat Duke 5-3 on Wednesday in their Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament opener.

Duke had runners on first and third in the ninth after Ryan Deitrich's two-out RBI single pulled the Blue Devils within two, but reliever Matt Campbell got Mike Rosenfeld's fly out to end it.

SEC

Arkansas 2,[SoftReturn]Mississippi 1

HOOVER, Ala. -- Arkansas jumped out to an early lead and then used a shutdown performance by its pitching staff to beat Mississippi 2-1 on Wednesday in the Southeastern Conference tournament.LSU 11, Vandy 1HOOVER, Ala. -- Alex Bregman homered and drove in five runs to lead LSU to an 11-1 victory over Vanderbilt Wednesday in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

The Tigers (41-14-1) scored three runs in the seventh inning to win under the 10-run mercy rule. LSU outhit the Commodores by a total of 15-5.Kentucky 4,[SoftReturn]Florida 2

HOOVER, Ala. -- Kentucky continued an impressive run in the Southeastern Conference tournament with a 4-2 victory over top-seeded Florida on Wednesday night.

The No. 9 seed Wildcats (34-22) jumped out early, scoring four runs in the first three innings.

to take a 4-1 lead. Kyle Cody (4-0) gave up two runs over 5 1-3 innings to earn the win while Chandler Shepherd threw 3 2-3 scoreless innings of relief for his first save.

Kentucky will play on Thursday against the winner of Wednesday's late game between Mississippi State and South Carolina. Florida will face the loser of the Mississippi State/South Carolina game on Thursday.

Florida (37-20), which had a 21-9 regular-season record in the SEC, managed just six hits. Gators' ace Logan Shore (7-3) took the loss, giving up four runs in 5 2-3 innings.

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