HOOVER, Ala. — Josh Tobias went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and Florida knocked Auburn out of the Southeastern Conference tournament Thursday with an 11-2 victory.
The Gators (41-16) had 15 hits on the day and scored eight runs in the third inning — all of which came with two outs. Peter Alonso went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and one run scored.
“I am really proud of the way we responded to the tough loss last night,” Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “I am really pleased with how they came out with some focus.”
ALABAMA 4, MISSOURI 3: Will Haynie’s leadoff homer in the bottom of the seventh inning helped Alabama beat Missouri, eliminating the Tigers.
The Crimson Tide (32-28) also got a two-run, two-out single from Cody Henry in the sixth to rally from a 3-1 deficit. Thomas Burrows retired the side in the ninth for his seventh save, getting two strikeouts.
Alabama (32-28) took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first and held the advantage until Missouri pulled out in front in the fifth. The Crimson Tide evened the score in the next inning, and Alabama went ahead on Haynie’s seventh-inning homer off of Missouri pitcher Tanner Houck.
TEXAS A&M 6, VANDERBILT 1: Blake Allemand hit two home runs and Matt Kent threw a complete game to lead the Aggies.
Allemand hit a two-run homer in the second inning and a solo shot in the fourth to help the Aggies (46-10) build an early 6-0 lead. The left-handed Kent (7-1) did the rest, holding the Commodores (40-18) down to just one run on four hits.
Texas A&M won’t play again until Saturday, while Vanderbilt will face Alabama on Friday in an elimination game.
Dansby Swanson hit his 12th homer of the year in the fourth inning that accounted for the Commodores’ only run.