|South Carolina Gamecocks
It's been tough sledding in April for the Gamecocks, who were just 5-7 this month entering today's game including a 3-5 conference record devoid of a series win. After last night's comeback victory, the Yardcocks were afforded the opportunity to snap the drought on Sunday. And thanks to a few runs early and a crucial run late, South Carolina took the rubber match, 4-3.
There was plenty of offense early, as South Carolina chased Auburn starter Trey Wingenarter after 2/3 IP and plated two runners thanks to RBI hits from Joey Pankake and Greyson Greiner. Freshman WIll Crowe surrendered a run in the bottom of the first, but Greiner promptly answered in the second with his second RBI in as many innings. Auburn would scratch another run across in the third, and go on to tie it in the sixth. The game remained tied until the top of the eighth, when a pair of leadoff singles from Kyle Martin and Greiner were followed by a pair of sacrifices (bunt and fly, respectively) that led to a 4-3 Gamecock lead.
Joel Seddon found his way into trouble in the 8th, but struck out a pair of batters to end the inning. Seddon walked one batter in the ninth, but worked around it and sealed the victory for South Carolina. The victory moves South Carolina to 30-10 (10-8 SEC) and maintains a lengthy series winning streak that dates back to 1998.
Seddon gets the win, moving the junior closer to 2-1 on the year. Greiner led the way offensively with three hits, matching his hit total from game two. The fun continues this week with five home games, including a series against ROLL DAMN BASEBALL and a pair of midweek games against Davidson and USC Upstate. Here's hoping the Yardcocks fare better against the Spartans than basketball did.