• Lauryn Waters

Gamecock Baseball loses sixth straight, no-hit for first time in thirty years

After Vanderbilt took the first game of the weekend series last night behind a dominant performance from the Commodores’ ace Kumar Rocker, many believed that Rocker would be the most difficult arm the Gamecocks would face for the remainder of the series.

That was until Jack Leiter took to the mound on Saturday in his first-ever SEC start. Not only led Vanderbilt to a 5-0 victory, but he also threw the first regular-season no-hitter in Vanderbilt history since 1971.

As for South Carolina, starting pitcher Brannon Jordan’s strong outing will surely be overshadowed by Leiter’s historic performance. Jordan threw five innings, striking out nine, and allowing two earned runs, yet did not have any source of offensive support.

With the Gamecocks on the wrong side of history, this was the first time a South Carolina team has been unable to register a hit since 1990.

South Carolina (11-6, 0-2 SEC) has now lost six straight games after starting the 2021 season with 11-straight wins. This SEC series will wrap up tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Nashville.

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