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ACC/SEC TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Georgia eliminates Auburn; FSU, Ga. Tech win first games of pool play

Photo by CHUCK LIDDY

Photo by CHUCK LIDDY

DURHAM, N.C. -- Mott Hyde stole home in the 15th inning to lift Georgia Tech to a 6-5 victory over North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

In a game that ended at about 12:20 a.m. Friday, Hyde started the Yellow Jackets' rally with a one-out double off Ethan Ogburn. He advanced to third on a groundout by Sam Dove and scored the go-ahead run on a straight steal of home.

Matt Skole homered and drove in two runs for third-seeded Georgia Tech (40-18), which improved to 1-1 in the round-robin tournament and remained alive in Pool B.

The Yellow Jackets tied it at 5 on Zane Evans' RBI single in the eighth. That came after the Wolfpack (34-24) scored three runs in the seventh to take a 5-4 lead. No. 7 seed N.C. State fell to 1-1 in pool play.

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UGA KNOCKS OUT AUBURN, KEEPS NCAA HOPE ALIVE:

HOOVER, Ala. -- A throwing error by Auburn shortstop Casey McElroy allowed Georgia to score two runs in a three-run sixth inning, giving the Bulldogs a 3-2 comeback victory Thursday that eliminated the Tigers from the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament.

The loss left Auburn (29-29) with a non-winning record, meaning they are ineligible for the NCAA tournament. The win kept the NCAA tournament chances alive for the Bulldogs (29-29). They will play on Friday the loser of Thursday's Vanderbilt-South Carolina game.

McElroy hit a fourth-inning home run to give Auburn a 1-0 lead. Tony Caldwell followed with a double and later scored on a Georgia error.

An RBI double by Zach Cone cut the lead to 2-1. McElroy's error let Kyle Farmer and Cone score.

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FSU WINS FIRST POOL GAME OF ACC TOURNAMENT:

DURHAM, N.C. -- James Ramsey homered and drove in four runs to lead Florida State past Clemson 6-3 on Thursday in the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

Ramsey hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning and added run-scoring sacrifice flies in the first and seventh for the second-seeded Seminoles (42-15). They improved to 1-1 in Pool B play in the round-robin tournament.

Clemson brought the tying run to the plate with two outs in the ninth before closer Daniel Bennett got Phil Pohl to fly out to end it.

Stuart Tapley's RBI single in the fourth made it 2-1 and put Florida State up for good.

Brad Miller, Chris Epps and Jason Stolz each drove in runs for the sixth-seeded Tigers (40-18), who fell to 1-1 in the tournament.