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College baseball roundup: CVCC, Georgia, Alabama win; Auburn, Georgia Tech lose

OZARK, Ala. -- Pat Olvaney's two-run homer in the bottom of the 14th inning lifted Chattahoochee Valley Community College to a 7-5 victory Tuesday against L.B. Wallace in the losers bracket of the Alabama Community College Conference baseball tournament.

Dustin Dunagan got the win in relief with two innings of one-hit baseball, but the pitching star for CVCC (35-23) was Matt Vollenweider. The closer hadn't thrown more than one inning in a game all season, but he pitched 4 1-3 innings of no-hit, scoreless relief with 10 strikeouts.

Trailing 5-1 in the eighth, the Pirates cut the deficit to one on Cody Walker's (Columbus High) bases-loaded walk and Tim Massengale's two-out, two-run single.

In bottom of ninth, Matt Nettles doubled with one out, and Martin Castro followed with the tying RBI single.

Olvaney and David Levy finished with three hits. Castro had two hits.

CVCC plays today at 5 p.m. against the loser of the late Tuesday game between Central Alabama and Shelton State.GEORGIA 7, EAST TENNESSEE STATE 4

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia honored 11 seniors and then defeated East Tennessee State in front of a crowd of 1,545 in the Bulldogs' final home game of the regular season.

Junior catcher Brett DeLoach went 3-for-4 with two doubles, and junior shortstop Kyle Farmer provided a three-run triple to lead the offense.

The Bulldogs (30-22) used a staff approach, getting eight pitchers some action against ETSU. Freshman Luke Crumley started the game and pitched two innings and allowed one run, earning his third win of the season.JACKSONVILLE STATE 8,AUBURN 7

AUBURN, Ala. -- Jacksonville State scored four times in the fourth to erase a two-run deficit and then held off a late Auburn rally.

The loss dropped Auburn's record to 29-24 while Jacksonville State improved to 24-27.

Auburn starting pitcher Cory Luckie (2-1) took the loss as he allowed four runs on eight hits in three-plus innings of work.

Ryan Tella went 3-for-4 with a triple for Auburn, driving in three runs while Creede Simpson was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI.ALABAMA 10, TROY 5

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama had a pair of four-run innings to bring in a nonconference victory against Troy at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

The Crimson Tide improved to 19-33 while the Trojans dropped to 24-28.

Alabama starting pitcher Taylor Guilbeau (4-2) earned the win after throwing three innings. He allowed three hits, three runs (one earned) while walking two and striking out three.

The Tide pounded out 11 hits in the game. Austen Smith was 2-for-3 with his third home run of the season, two RBIs and two runs scored.MERCER 4,GEORGIA TECH 3

MACON, Ga. -- Mercer rallied with two runs in the eighth inning and stunned Georgia Tech, at Claude Smith Field.

Kyle Wren had three hits for Tech.

Tech slipped to 31-22 overall, and finished with a 20-6 record in non-conference action, while Mercer improved to 34-19.LATE MONDAYWALLACE STATE-HANCEVILLE 2, CVCC 1

OZARK, Ala. -- CVCC lost a pitching duel to Wallace-State Hanceville in the second round of the Alabama Community College Conference baseball tournament.

Clint Spratlin (7-2) took the tough loss for CVCC (34-23). In six innings, he allowed two runs on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts.

Scoreless through through five innings, the Lions (39-20) went ahead 2-0 in the sixth on a two-out, two-run single.

Matt Nettles led off the bottom of the inning for CVCC with a single. He stole second and third, then scored on a passed ball to cut the deficit to one run. But the Pirates' offense totalled only three hits in the game.

Taylor Hinshaw and David Levy had the other CVCC hits.