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USC Baseball Sweeps its Way Through Tennessee

Number 1 Vanderbilt comes to town Friday. Number 1 Vanderbilt comes to town Friday.

By: Robert Baker

The USC baseball team did what it needed to do this weekend, sweeping a 3-game series with the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville.

The offense struggled to score, but the Gamecock pitching staff shut down their SEC foe 4-0, 2-0, and 2-1.

The hitting hero for the weekend was sophomore first baseman Christian Walker.  His two-run homer accounted for the only runs in the 2-0 victory Saturday in game 2. He also had the game-winning RBI single in the 2-1 Sunday win over the Volunteers.


Starting pitchers Michael Roth, Forrest Koumas, and Colby Holmes worked a combined 22 innings and only allowed one earned run.           

Sophomore closer Matt Price continued his impressive season by earning a save in all three games.

USC's conference record now stands at 10 and 2, which ties the Gamecocks with Vanderbilt for first place in the SEC East.  The Gamecocks head to Charleston Wednesday to play the Citadel before returning home for a weekend showdown against the country's top ranked Vanderbilt Commodores.


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