No. 14 Gamecocks complete sweep of No. 17 Kentucky

Freshman left-hander Jack Wynkoop hurled a career-high eight innings and allowed just one unearned run and LB Dantzler hit a two-run homer, his team-leading 12th of the season as 14th ranked South Carolina upended 17th ranked Kentucky 3-1 to sweep a three-game SEC series at Carolina Stadium.

The Gamecocks are 31-10 and 11-7 in the SEC with Kentucky 24-15 and 7-11 in league play.

Wynkoop did not walk a batter and struck out three to improve to 5-2 on the year. He allowed nine hits in his eight-inning stint. His previous long outing was six innings vs. Ball State on March 5, 2013. Senior left-hander Tyler Webb pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn his 12th save of the year. Kentucky starter Corey Littrell suffered the loss and is 4-3 on the year. He allowed three runs on five hits in 7.2 innings with five walks and three strikeouts.

Kentucky took advantage of a Gamecock error to break ahead 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning. Austin Cousino reached base to open the frame on a fielding error on a grounder to first baseman LB Dantzler. After Cousino stole second base, he would score on A.J. Reed’s RBI double to the gap in right-center.

Dantzler atoned for his mistake in the bottom of the fourth with a two-run homer to give Carolina a 2-1 lead. Joey Pankake would lead off with a base hit to left-center. On a 0-1 pitch, Dantzler crushed a homer to straight away. The home run was estimated 410 feet.

The lead increased to 3-1 on a RBI single by Pankake in the bottom of the fifth. Graham Saiko would reach base with two outs on a walk and following Chase Vergason’s single up the middle, scored on Pankake’s RBI base hit to right field.

Kentucky threatened in the ninth inning with a leadoff walk to pinch hitter Jeff Boehm. Webb entered the game and struck out the next two batters before a two-out base hit by Lucas Witt. With runners on first and second, Zac Zellers laced a hard grounder to the left side of the infield. Shortstop Joey Pankake fielded cleanly and threw to third for the forceout ending the game and preserving the win.

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