Gamecocks crush Clemson, go for series sweep today

uscbase-english2Third-ranked South Carolina built a five-run lead in the third inning and added five insurance runs in the ninth inning on the way to a 10-2 win over 11th ranked Clemson.

The game was played in front of a record crowd of 7,182 fans at Fluor Field in Greenville. With the victory, the Gamecocks take the weekend series after earning a 9-6 win on Friday night at Carolina Stadium.

South Carolina is now 9-0 on the year with Clemson falling to 6-3 for the season. The series concludes on Sunday at Clemson with first pitch 4 p.m. at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

All nine Gamecock starters reached base at least once in the game with Max Schrock, Kyle Martin and Connor Bright each 2-for-4 in the contest. Schrock, Grayson Greiner and Elliott Caldwell each scored two runs apiece. Marcus Mooney added three RBI as well.

The Gamecocks batted around in the top of the third inning to build a 5-0 lead. Elliott Caldwell would reach base to open the inning on a fielding error by second baseman Steve Wilkerson. Max Schrock followed with a base hit to right field as did Sophomore left-hander Jack Wynkoop earned the win to improve to 3-0 on the year. He allowed two runs on nine hits in six-plus innings with one walk and three strikeouts.

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