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No. 3 USC Sweeps Kentucky this Weekend

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Shortstop Peter Mooney hit his first home run of the year in Friday night's win Shortstop Peter Mooney hit his first home run of the year in Friday night's win

By: Daniel Fanning

The South Carolina baseball team used stellar pitching and timely hitting to sweep the Kentucky Wildcats in a weekend series at Carolina Stadium.

Michael Roth pitched eight strong innings allowing only one run and surrendering three hits in Friday night's 3-1 victory.  Roth is 6-1 on the year with a 1.44 ERA and has 50 strikeouts.

Shortstop Peter Mooney hit his first home run as a Gamecock on Friday.

One of the heroes in last year's championship run in Omaha did it again on Saturday. Sixth-year senior Brady Thomas drove in Adrian Morales to win a thrilling game 4-3 in 10 innings. Morales tied a school record with three doubles. Matt Price worked two scoreless innings and got his third win of the season.

Freshmen Forrest Koumas had a strong outing on Sunday working a career-high 6.1 scoreless innings. Koumas allowed two hits while striking out three UK batters. The freshman is now 3-0 for the season with a 2.10 ERA.

Peter Mooney tied his season high with three hits in Sunday's victory as the Gamecocks turned back the Wildcats 4-1. John Taylor was big out of the bullpen on Sunday allowing one run and three hits in 2.1 innings while striking out four Wildcat batters.

The Gamecocks improved to 22-5 on the season and 7-2 in the SEC. South Carolina will play USC Upstate on Tuesday before traveling to Tennessee to play the Vols this weekend.

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