Baseball completes Dayton sweep with outburst in eighth inning

COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina baseball team broke a 1-all draw with four points in the eighth inning to complete a three-game sweep of Dayton in a 5-1 win on Sunday afternoon (February 21) at Founders Park. opened the eighth with a walk. He moved up to second place on Jeff Heinrich’s sacrificial bunt. George Callil then led the winning field with a doubling on the line in the right field. After a strikeout, Noah Myers and Wes Clarke both walked, setting David Mendham’s double that clears left bases to give Gamecocks assurance in ninth place Carolina led 1-0 after three on Mendham’s sacrifice flight but Dayton equalized in the fourth on a single RBI from Jared Howell. Julian Bosnic started the game for the Gamecocks and set a school record with eight consecutive strikeouts between the first and third inning. Bosnic went 3.1 innings, hitting nine and walking four without conceding a hit with an earned run. Daniel Lloyd entered and pitched 2.2 innings of zero relief, eliminating three. Travis Luensmann followed with a perfect seventh and Brett Kerry pitched the last two innings to earn the win. Kerry knocked out four and allowed two …

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