College Sports

College baseball roundup: Georgia, Auburn win; Georgia Tech loses; Alabama loses twice

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia nearly dropped a big lead to South Carolina, but the Bulldogs were able to pull out a 6-5 win in 10 innings.

Kyle Farmer started off the scoring with a two-RBI double in the third for the Bulldogs. Georgia extended its lead with a two-run fourth and a one-run fifth, all the while holding South Carolina to only one run in the fifth.

The Gamecocks nearly snatched the game with a four-run ninth, tying the score at 5 and sending the game into extra innings.

Peter Verdin came through in the clutch for the Bulldogs, hitting a lead-off single in the 10th inning and then stealing second. He advanced to third when Colby May grounded out and made it home with a Joey Delmonico single.

Verdin went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs, and Delmonico went 3-for-5 a run and two RBIs for the Bulldogs.

Pete Nagel (1-1) earned the win for Georgia.

The three-game series concludes today at 2 p.m. at Foley Field.auburn 12, arkansas 5

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Tigers hammered out 12 runs over nine innings, scoring in all but the ninth inning to defeat Arkansas and win the series.

Dominic Ficociello homered in the first for Arkansas.

Patrick Savage hit his second home run of the weekend in the third for the Tigers.

Jay Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI for Auburn.

Slade Smith (4-5) earned the win and Justin Bryant earned the save for the Tigers.

Auburn returns to the field Monday against Florida A&M at 6 p.m. at Plainsman Park.VIRGINIA 4, GEORGIA TECH 2

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Zane Evans hit a two-RBI home run to left field in the fourth to give Georgia Tech the lead, but the Yellow Jackets were unable to hold on to it.

Chris Taylor scored in the first to put the Cavaliers on the board early. Evans' blast in the fourth tipped the score in favor of the Yellow Jackets 2-1.

Virginia answered back with a one-run fourth and a two-run fifth to take back the lead and held on to it until the end.

Sam Dove went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Evans went 1-for-3 with a run and two RBIs for Georgia Tech.

Shane Halley earned the win and Justin Thompson earned the save for Virginia.

Jake Davies took the loss for the Yellow Jackets.

The three-game series concludes today at 1 p.m. at Davenport Field.kentucky 7-8, alabama 6-1

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Alabama had a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader, but Kentucky rallied for a five-run seventh to take the game from the Tide. Alabama only managed one run in Game 2 as Kentucky pounded on the Tide for the second time in one day.

In Game 1, Kentucky scored in the first inning. The board remained untouched until the sixth inning, when Austen Smith and Jon Kelton scored for the Tide. Jared Reaves, Smith and Ben Moore scored in the seventh to put Alabama even farther ahead.

But then Matt Reida, Austin Cousino, Michael Williams, Zac Zellers and J.T. Riddle all scored in the eighth to snatch the lead for the Wildcats 6-5.

James Tullidge scored in the eighth to even the score, but Cousino scored again to keep Kentucky ahead. A scoreless ninth inning from Alabama sealed the victory for Kentucky.

Reaves went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI for Alabama.

Trevor Gott earned the win for the Wildcats.

Josh Rosecrans (0-2) took the loss for Alabama.

Williams homered in the sixth inning, Adams hit a two-run blast in the seventh and Cousino hit a solo homer in the eighth of Game 2 for the Wildcats. The Tide only scored once, in the second inning when Brett Booth scored on a Tullidge single.

Corey Littrell earned that win and Sam Mahar earned the save for Kentucky.

Charley Sullivan took the loss for the Tide.

The Tide next hosts Troy on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. at home.