HOOVER, ALA -- Auburn held off a late charge by Georgia and eliminated the Bulldogs from the SEC Tournament, posting a 3-2 win at Regions Park Wednesday.
Auburn (31-27) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first. Jay Gonzalez led off the game with a walk and then registered his SEC-leading 29th stolen base. Bulldog senior Michael Palazzone retired the next two Tigers before Justin Bryant drew a walk. First baseman Patrick Savage lined a single under the glove of Palazzone and in to centerfield to score Gonzalez. Then, he came back to strike out Zach Alvord to keep it a one-run affair.