College Sports

College baseball roundup: Georgia, Auburn win; Georgia Tech, Columbus State lose

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Georgia got a pair of home runs from Justin Bryan and five scoreless innings from its bullpen to defeat fourth-ranked LSU 5-3 Sunday in front of 6,673 at Alex Box Stadium.

Redshirt freshman Jay Swinford pitched three scoreless innings for his first career win and junior Earl Daniels notched his first career save as he struck out the nation's leading hitter in Raphy Rymes with the bases loaded to end the contest. The Bulldogs improved to 25-20 overall, 9-12 in the SEC.AUBURN 11,TENNESSEE 4

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Tigers completed their first SEC series sweep of the season with a victory over Tennessee at Plainsman Park.

The win improved Auburn's record to 25-19 overall and 10-11 in the SEC while Tennessee dropped to 22-22 and 7-14.

Trailing 4-1 after the third, Auburn scored 10 unanswered runs off of the Tennessee pitching staff to earn a sweep over Tennessee for the first time since the 2001 season. Auburn benefited from seven of its 13 hits going for extra-bases as the team collected three doubles, two triples and two home runs.

Blake Austin had two of the extra-base hits, finishing the game 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and a career-high five RBI as he finished the weekend 7-for-11 with two doubles, a home run and 10 RBI.

Auburn reliever Slade Smith (3-4) earned the win out of the bullpen, allowing just on base runner in three innings of work, striking out two. The junior entered in the fifth with Auburn behind 4-3 and allowed just a single to start the seventh before giving the ball over to former CVCC pitcher Derek Varnadore with Auburn ahead, 7-4. Varnadore then retired all six hitters he faced to earn his first career save.CLEMSON 11,GEORGIA TECH 8

ATLANTA -- Reigning ACC Player of the Week Jake Davies hit a pair of two-run homers for Georgia Tech, but visiting Clemson opened a 7-0 lead in the fourth inning and hung on to beat the Yellow Jackets at Russ Chandler Stadium to win the ACC series.

Davies, Brandon Thomas and Zane Evans each had two hits. Davies finished with four RBIS for Tech, which slipped to 26-19 overall and 10-14 in the ACC. The Tigers won their first series in Atlanta since 1996 and improved to 26-19, 14-10.FLAGLER 4,CSU 2

SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- In the rubber match of their Peach Belt Conference series, Columbus State allowed Flagler to score single runs in the seventh and eighth innings and lost the regular-season finale at Drysdale Field.

The Cougars are 29-21 overall and 15-15 mark in conference play. They will be the third seed from the PBC West Division in the upcoming Peach Belt Conference tournament, starting May 9 at Golden Park, and will take on the second seed from the East Division, Francis Marion.

Cameron Scott (RBI) and Brett Teschner had two hits each for CSU. Navarro Hall's hitting streak ended at 17 games.

Will Casey (6-4) was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs (two earned) in seven innings. He struck out four while allowing seven hits.