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Gamecocks Drop Game Two of No. 7/7 Auburn Series 2-0
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Gamecocks Drop Game Two of No. 7/7 Auburn Series 2-0

April 22, 2017

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina (27-20, 3-13 SEC) dropped game two of the weekend series to No. 7/7 Auburn (39-7, 12-5 SEC) 2-0 in front of a large crowd and many alumni on Saturday afternoon at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.

The Tigers notched their first run in the first when Courtney Shea drew a bases-loaded walk with one out, scoring Victoria Draper. Kendall Veach added Auburn’s insurance run in the fourth with her 11th home run of the season.

The Gamecocks threatened in the sixth, getting the tying run on base after freshman Mackenzie Boesel was hit by a pitch and senior Victoria Williams reached on a fielder’s choice. Tiger reliever Kaylee Carlson induced two fly balls to left to squelch the threat.

Tiger freshman Ashlee Swindle (1-0) picked up her first career win in her first start, giving up two hits and striking out two in 5.1 innings of work. Carlson recorded the final five outs to notch her second save. Gamecock senior Nickie Blue (9-9) allowed two earned runs on five hits and three walks in six innings. She struck out six.

Game Changer

The Gamecocks failed to get an out on a fielder’s choice by Kasey Cooper in the first, which helped the Tigers load the bases to get the first run.

Key Stat

South Carolina recorded only two hits in the contest and had four runners reach base total.


Alyssa Rivera and Veach both tallied two hits, with both getting doubles and Veach adding the home run.

Senior Taylor Williams and junior Krystan White had the two Gamecock hits.

The Gamecocks used a double play in the fifth to erase a leadoff walk, the first of the weekend turned by South Carolina.

For the second straight day, Auburn pitching did not issue a walk.


Up Next

Sunday’s series finale between the Tigers and Gamecocks has moved up an hour to 12 noon. SEC Network + on Watch ESPN will have the action live.