The 20th-ranked Florida baseball team scored a season-high six runs in the
first inning to cruise to a 7-2 victory over No. 14 Auburn in the first
round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament Wednesday.
Florida (39-20-1) got a strong performance from starter Mike Smalley, who
did not allow his first hit until the fifth inning against the Tigers.
Smalley left after seven innings, giving up one run on three hits to
improve to 6-7 on the season.
Tim Olson (pictured) had a career-high four hits to lead the Gator attack
that scored seven runs on eight hits.
The first seven UF batters reached base in the bottom of the first inning
helped by two Auburn errors as six runs scored for the early advantage.
The Gators added a single run in the second on a single by Olson for a 7-0
Auburn (40-17) ended the no-hit bid by Smalley with a solo home run by
Bobby Huddleston in the fifth inning.
Eddie Rojas pitched the final two innings to secure the UF win, allowing a
run on two hits.