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Gators jump on Auburn for first-round triumph

Tim Olson went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs to lead Florida to a 7-2 win over Auburn in the first round of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament on Wednesday.

The Gators picked up all they needed in the first, scoring six runs on four hits and two Auburn errors.

Mike Smalley went seven innings for the win, giving up one run on three hits and striking out five.

Auburn's Levale Speigner took the loss. Speigner lasted 1 innings, giving up seven runs, four earned, on six hits.

Auburn's Bobby Huddleston homered in the fifth and went 2-for-3.


CAMPBELL 5, UCF 0: Junior right-hander Corey Byrd pitched 6 shutout innings to lead sixth-seeded Campbell past top-seeded Central Florida in the first game at Jacksonville.

The shutout broke UCF's school- and conference-record 169-game scoring streak. The Golden Knights were last shut out Feb. 14, 1998, 2-0 by Santa Clara.

Byrd allowed nine hits while walking three and striking out two to improve to 4-7. Reliever Byron Baston earned his third save with 2 hitless innings.

UCF stranded 13 runners, including seven in scoring position.