Tennessee got a sixth inning home run from Holly Baker as the Volunteers held on for a 2-1 win over Auburn in the first round of the 2012 SEC Softball Tournament.
Tennessee to a 1-0 lead in the third on an infield single from second baseman Lauren Gibson. The Volunteers extended the lead to 2-0 in the sixth on Baker's first home run of the season and only the second of her career. Auburn got in the scoring column in the seventh when Hilary Mavromat homered to center to cut the lead to 2-1.
Tennessee's Ellen Renfroe improves to 27-3 on the season while allowing three hits and one run over seven innings of work. Jenee Loree takes the loss for Auburn after allowing four hits and two runs in five innings on the mound.
The Vols advance to semifinals on Friday where they will take on the Florida Gators at 3 p.m.