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.

Five local girls golf teams qualify for state tourneys

Five local girls golf teams qualify for state tourneysThe Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach girls golf teams [more]

CCU suffers heartbreaking triple-OT defeat to Eagles

CCU suffers heartbreaking triple-OT defeat to EaglesCoastal Carolina fell to Georgia Southern 30-27 in triple overtime [more]

Region 6-4A: Seahawks rip Dogs; Falcons stun Chiefs

Region 6-4A: Seahawks rip Dogs; Falcons stun ChiefsOn the first Friday night of the season that could [more]

Region 6-5A: Tigers roar past Bruins; Panthers roll

Region 6-5A: Tigers roar past Bruins; Panthers rollXavier Kinlaw scored four touchdowns and called the game-clinching play [more]

Panthers power up, push through for region crown

Panthers power up, push through for region crownLong before Carolina Forest’s volleyball team clinched another region championship, [more]

Infamous red Jeep back in national spotlight at CMS

Infamous red Jeep back in national spotlight at CMSJust when you thought it was safe to go back [more]

Coast FA holds free soccer ball giveaway

Coast FA holds free soccer ball giveawayYou've heard of taking a free kick in soccer, but [more]

Panthers take region title, four local teams advance

Panthers take region title, four local teams advanceThe Carolina Forest girls golf team captured the Region 6-5A [more]

NMB nips rival MB by one stroke to win region crown

NMB nips rival MB by one stroke to win region crownMonday's Region 6-4A girls golf tournament came down to a [more]

Record crowd sees Chants fall short to Georgia State

Record crowd sees Chants fall short to Georgia StateCoastal Carolina football held the Georgia State Panthers scoreless in [more]

Region 6-5A: Tigers top Braves; Panthers rip SF

Region 6-5A: Tigers top Braves; Panthers rip SFConway appeared to find its identity last week, pummeling West [more]

Region 6-4A: Chiefs suffer first defeat; MB dominates

Region 6-4A: Chiefs suffer first defeat; MB dominatesZayshaun Rice faked a pop pass to a receiver streaking [more]

Thursday Wrapup: MB golf, CF volleyball edge rivals

Thursday Wrapup: MB golf, CF volleyball edge rivalsThe Carolina Forest volleyball team's quest to complete an undefeated [more]

Seahawks QB Doty finalist for elite title of Mr. Football

Seahawks QB Doty finalist for elite title of Mr. Football Luke Doty is already considered one of the best quarterbacks [more]

Tuesday Roundup: NMB, CF sweep on Senior Night

Tuesday Roundup: NMB, CF sweep on Senior NightThe North Myrtle Beach volleyball team celebrated its Senior Night [more]

Edwards making his mark in Gamecock record book

Edwards making his mark in Gamecock record bookBefore Bryan Edwards was breaking records at South Carolina. Before [more]

BUFC, Coast teams prevail at Great Carolina Shootout

BUFC, Coast teams prevail at Great Carolina ShootoutThe Beach United Football Club crowned a pair of champions [more]

Region 6-5A: Tigers light up Knights; Panthers roll

Region 6-5A: Tigers light up Knights; Panthers rollConway returned to its roots Friday night and used a [more]

Region 6-4A: Seahawks, Chiefs dominate debuts

Region 6-4A: Seahawks, Chiefs dominate debutsMany high school quarterbacks would consider what Luke Doty has [more]

Chiefs using top tourneys to prep for 4A title defense

Chiefs using top tourneys to prep for 4A title defenseThe defending Class 4A state champion North Myrtle Beach volleyball [more]

Thursday Roundup: Region hot streak continues for CF

Thursday Roundup: Region hot streak continues for CFThe Carolina Forest volleyball team, unbeaten in Region 6-5A play, [more]

Carolina Forest swim team sweeps region meet titles

Carolina Forest swim team sweeps region meet titlesCarolina Forest High School's boys and girls swim teams bested [more]

Monday Roundup: Gray, NMB see close seconds

Monday Roundup: Gray, NMB see close secondsFor the second straight week the North Myrtle Beach volleyball [more]

Mountaineers manhandle Chants in Sun Belt opener

Mountaineers manhandle Chants in Sun Belt openerThe Coastal Carolina football team suffered a 56-37 loss at [more]

Week 5: Braves end skid; MB wins ugly Victory Bell

Week 5: Braves end skid; MB wins ugly Victory BellHow do you know when you have a pretty good [more]

Five local girls golf teams qualify for state tourneys

Five local girls golf teams qualify for state tourneysThe Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach girls golf teams [more]

CCU suffers heartbreaking triple-OT defeat to Eagles

CCU suffers heartbreaking triple-OT defeat to EaglesCoastal Carolina fell to Georgia Southern 30-27 in triple overtime [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2019 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach