College baseball roundup: Georgia Tech powers its way past Miami

Telegraph StaffMay 18, 2013 

Georgia Tech belted four homers and Jonathan King was in command Saturday as the Yellow Jackets thumped Miami 10-1 on the final day of the ACC regular season.

King tossed a three-hit shutout in six innings, tying a career high, as the Jackets improved to 33-23 overall and 15-15 in the ACC. Miami fell to 35-21 and 14-16. Tech improved to 17-1 when scoring double-digit runs.

Tech will be the seventh seed in the ACC tournament, which begins Wednesday in Durham, N.C. Miami is the eighth seed.

Georgia takes series over Florida

A dominant offensive performance and solid bullpen work helped Georgia past Florida 9-2 on senior day, and give the Bulldogs the SEC series.

Georgia (21-32, 7-20 SEC) had five players with multi-hit outings as the Bulldogs went a collective 14-for-38 at the plate with six extra-base hits, including three home runs.

The Bulldogs won a series over the Gators for the first time since 2006 when they swept them in Gainesville.

Florida fell to 29-27 overall and 14-16 in the SEC.

But Georgia’s season is over, the Bulldogs being eliminated from the SEC tournament on Thursday.

The SEC announced the seeds and schedule for the tournament.

On Tuesday, starting at 10:30 a.m.: No. 6 Mississippi vs. Kentucky; No. 7 Alabama vs. No. 10 Auburn; No. 8 Florida vs. Texas A&M; No. 5 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Missouri.

On Wednesday, starting at 10:30 a.m.: No. 3 Arkansas vs. Mississippi-Kentucky winner; No. 2 LSU vs. Alabama-Auburn winner; No. 1 Vanderbilt vs. Florida-Texas A&M winner; No. 4 South Carolina vs. Mississippi State-Missouri winner.

Georgia Southern seeded seventh

Regular-season champion Western Carolina has earned the top seed in the Southern Conference baseball tournament, starting Wednesday in Greenville, S.C.

Georgia Southern is the No. 7 seed and faces No. 2 College of Charleston at 8:30 p.m. on the opening day.

The top eight teams play in a double elimination format until a single-elimination championship game.

The Citadel and Appalachian State open the tournament at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, followed by Western Carolina-Samford and Elon-Furman.

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