May 3, 2015
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COLUMBIA – Auburn limited South Carolina to just three hits on the way to a 3-0 victory over the Gamecocks in the rubber game of the series on Sunday at Carolina Stadium. Auburn improves to 32-17 and 12-12 in league action while the loss drops the Gamecocks to 27-21 and 10-14 in the SEC.
The Tigers got on the board with a run in the top of the fifth. Blake Logan led off with a double and scored on Damon Haecker’s sacrifice fly to center. In the top of the sixth Auburn plated two more on a two-run double from Kyler Deese.
South Carolina starter Clarke Schmidt suffered the loss after allowing three runs on 10 hits while striking out six batters in 5.1 innings of work. He is now 2-1 on the year. Justin Camp earned the win in relief for Auburn and improves to 2-0 on the year. Camp worked 3.1 scoreless innings walking two batters and striking out three. Trey Wingenter recorded his fourth save of the season with one scoreless inning of relief.
Kyler Deese’s two-run double in the sixth inning gave the Tigers a 3-0 lead.
Auburn limited South Carolina to just three hits, tying for the lowest total by the Gamecocks in a game this year.
â€¢ Freshman outfielder Clark Scolamiero went 1-for-1 with a walk and a sacrifice bunt in three plate appearances on Sunday afternoon for the Gamecocks.
â€¢ Gamecock sophomore right-hander Reed Scott pitched 3.2 scoreless innings without a hit allowed and just one walk. He also struck out a batter.
Head Coach Chad Holbrook
“Obviously this is a disappointing day for my team. I thought that Clarke Schmidt and Reed Scott gave us an opportunity to win the game; they kept us in the game. We couldn’t ask for more from them. If you would have told me before the game we would have given up three runs I would have taken our chances. Obviously offensively, getting three hits on the board, the top of our lineup was 0-for-17, (it was) tough to score. Those guys are trying their tails off and it’s frustrating for them too but hitting the baseball is a hard act. Sometimes hitting is contagious and it goes both ways. Max Schrock is battling. He’s hurt. He’s trying to continue to play because he wants to be in there so bad. We obviously didn’t do enough to win the game from an offensive standpoint. You have to give credit to all of Auburn’s pitchers. Justin Camp (Auburn pitcher) is one of the best closers in the league and they brought him in early and he wouldn’t let us get anything going. Their pitching was the difference in the weekend series.”
The Gamecocks host Wofford on Wednesday, May 6th in non-conference action at Carolina Stadium with first pitch set for 7 p.m. The game will be available on SEC Network + and can be heard on the Gamecock IMG Network including flagship station, 107.5 FM, “The Game.”