- Austin Nasser
South Carolina ends losing streak with win over Vanderbilt
Going into today’s series finale against Vanderbilt, South Carolina was in the midst of a six-game losing streak, including being no-hit in Saturday’s loss. However, the Gamecocks were able to get back on track with a 6-5 victory on Sunday in Nashville.
Early on it looked like South Carolina was well on their way to a second weekend series sweep as starting pitcher Julian Bosnic gave up three runs to the Commodores in the first inning. Vanderbilt would hold a 4-0 lead heading into the fourth inning.
In the top of the fourth however, Brady Allen and Braylen Wimmer provided the offensive spark the Gamecocks needed, hitting back-to-back solo home runs to get the Gamecocks on the scoreboard.
Allen and Wimmer made their offensive presence known in Sunday’s game as each of them recorded three hits and two runs while also combining for three RBI.
Pitcher Brett Kerry entered the game in the fourth inning in relief of Bosnic and was able to hold Vanderbilt’s powerful offense scoreless, and strike out 10 Commodores across the final five frames.
The Gamecocks would add two runs in the fifth and eighth innings leading to their first conference win of the season.
South Carolina (12-6, 1-2 SEC) desperately needed this win to get them out of their losing skid, as they hadn’t won a game since March 10.
USC will look to continue their winning ways as they host on The Citadel on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Founders Park.