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Auburn eliminates Georgia from 2012 SEC Baseball Tournament

2012 SEC Baseball TournamentGeorgia had the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, but couldn’t push in a run and fell to the Auburn Tigers 3-2. The loss eliminates the Dawgs from the 2012 SEC Baseball Tournament.

The Bulldogs will now have to wait until this weekend to find out if they are selected to play in the 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament. It could go either way for Georgia, who finished the season 31-26 (14-15 SEC) but lost their last four ballgames.

Auburn took a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning and then added two more runs in the third to lead 3-0. The Bulldogs didn’t get on the board until the bottom of the 8th inning when freshman Nelson Ward singled to score Hunter Cole from third.

Conor Welton followed with another RBI-single to score Peter Verdin, who had reached base on a single earlier in the inning.

In the ninth, Kyle Farmer tripled with one out. Brett DeLoach then grounded out and Farmer had to hold at third. Next up was Hunter Cole, who walked and then stole second. After Peter Verdin walked, the Dawgs had the bases loaded with two outs for Colby May. May then hit a line drive to Auburn’s Bobby Andrews to end the game.

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