AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Cole Figueroa snapped a 7-to-7 tie with a two-out RBI single in the tenth to lift Florida to an 8-to-7 victory over Number 21 Auburn.
Patrick Keating retired all six Tigers (18-7, 0-4 Southeastern Conference) he faced, with a career-high four strikeouts, to improve to 2-1 in the Gators' first extra-inning affair of the season.
Brian Leclerc went 3-for-6 for his fifth-straight multiple-hit outing and is 15-for-23 in that stretch.
Chris Dennis started the tenth for the Tigers and issued back-to-back walks to Matt den Dekker and Jon Townsend. After Leclerc's fielder's choice forced Townsend at second and pushed den Dekker to third, Matt LaPorta went down looking on strikes.
Figueroa stepped to the dish and hit Dennis' next pitch through the right side of the infield to clinch the 8-to-7 edge for the Gators (12-13, 2-2 SEC).
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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