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College baseball roundup: Georgia edges Auburn; Georgia Tech wins; Alabama loses; CVCC sweeps

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia and Auburn battled it out over 11 innings, but the Bulldogs ultimately came out on top 6-5 in Game 2 of the SEC series Saturday at Foley Field.

Justin Bryant started off the scoring in the second inning for Auburn with a solo home run to center field. Georgia answered with a run in the same inning to even the score.

The Tigers and the Bulldogs continued to stay even in the fourth inning as Creede Simpson scored for Auburn and Colby May scored for Georgia on a wild pitch.

Auburn pulled ahead by one in the fifth, then increased that lead in the sixth when Simpson hit a solo homer to center field to put the Tigers at a 4-2 advantage.

Georgia answered in the seventh when Kyle Farmer and Brett DeLoach each contributed a double for two RBIs and an even score once again.

The game continued into extra innings. Auburn looked set to win when the Tigers notched a run in the 11th. But then Jonathan Hester and Curt Powell made it home for Georgia to clinch the game for the Bulldogs.

Farmer went 3-for-6 with two RBIs and a run scored for Georgia. Simpson went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs for Auburn.

Bryan Benzor (5-4) earned the win for the Bulldogs.

The three-game series concludes today at 2 p.m.georgia tech 9, charlotte 0

ATLANTA -- Daniel Palka went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored as the Yellow Jackets trounced Charlotte at home.

A three-run third, a run in the fourth and a five-run sixth put Georgia Tech on top.

Sam Dove went 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI for the Yellow Jackets.

Buck Farmer (6-3) earned the win for Georgia Tech.

The three-game series concludes with a doubleheader today. Game 2 begins at 2 p.m., and Game 3 is slated for 5 p.m.CVCC 3-4,MARION MILITARY 0-3Chattahoochee Valley Community College capped its regular season with a doubleheader sweep at home Saturday against Marion Military, 3-0 and 4-3.

The Pirates (33-21 overall, 19-13 Alabama Community College Conference) finished tied for second place in the Central Division. They will be among the 10 teams in the double-elimination ACCC tournament, starting Saturday at Ozark, Ala., in Eagle Stadium, a former minor league ballpark.

It is the 10th straight year CVCC has won at least 33 games under coach Adam Thomas.

Clint Spratlin (7-1) earned the victory in Game 1. In seven shutout innings, he allowed six hits and one walk with six strikeouts. Matt Vollenweider notched his league-leading 10th save of the season with a scoreless ninth. CVCC's leading hitters were Martin Castro (3-for-4), Pat Olvaney (2-for-3) and Columbus High product Cody Walker (2-for-3). The Pirates trailed 3-0 in Game 2 before their two-run fourth inning, highlighted by Tim Massengale's RBI single and Luke Ewing's bases-loaded walk.

CVCC reliever Trace McDaniel (3-4) got the win by pitching the Pirates out of a jam in the top of the seventh, the final inning in the second game of the doubleheader.

In the bottom of the seventh, Castro led off with a double, followed by Taylor Hinshaw's game-tying double, which broke the CVCC career record for doubles with 33. Hinshaw moved to third base on Olvaney's bunt and scored the winning run on Josh Sanders' suicide squeeze.Mississippi state 3, alabama 2

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Tide suffered another close loss in Game 2 of the three-game series against Mississippi State.

James Tullidge scored both of Alabama's runs, first off a Taylor Dugas double to left center in the third and then off a Jared Reaves double to right center in the seventh.

Evan Mitchell earned the win for the Bulldogs and Jonathan Holder earned the save.

Jon Keller took the loss for the Tide.

The final game of the series is set to begin today at 2:05 p.m.