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South Carolina vs. Cornell game 3 recap: Gamecocks top Big Red 6-1, sweep series

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Maybe all USC needed was to play a team that’s pretty bad

The Big Spur

For the second time this season, South Carolina ended a weekend series with a sweep, as the Gamecocks beat Cornell 6-1 on Sunday to extend their winning streak to four games.

USC took a 1-0 lead in the second inning, when Brady Allen homered to lead off. The Big Red tied things up in the next inning, scoring their only run of the game when Kalani Matton knocked a leadoff single and scored on an Alex Carnegie RBI double.

The Gamecocks broke the tie in the fourth inning, as Allen doubled to start things off, then scored on a one-out sac fly from Bryant Bowen that made the score 2-1. Carolina added another insurance run in the fifth inning on a Jeff Heinrich one-out solo shot that put the Gamecocks up 3-1. The final three runs of the game for USC came in the sixth inning, when Allen took a leadoff walk, Dallas Beaver singled, and Andrew Eyster went yard with one out.

Gamecocks starter Brannon Jordan had a good outing, working five innings and allowing just two hits and one run. He walked one batter and tallied 10 strikeouts. Jordan got the win and is now 2-0. TJ Shook, Daniel Lloyd, Brett Thomas, and Bretty Kerry also pitched in this game. Cornell reliever Seth Urbon took the loss and is now 0-2.

South Carolina improves to 11-4, while the Big Red fall to 1-8. The Gamecocks will be back in action on Tuesday against The Citadel. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Founders Park.