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Gamecock Baseball Notebook

by Kent Reichert

Carolina goes 4-0 on the week, including a three-game sweep of George Washington.

COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina baseball team went 4-0 on the week, defeating Winthrop on Tuesday and sweeping George Washington on the weekend.

Record: 6-1
SEC: 0-0
Home: 6-1
Away: 0-0
Neutral: 0-0
Streak: W5

Last Week:
2/22/22 – Winthrop (W, 7-1)
2/25/22 – George Washington (W, 13-4)
2/26/22 – George Washington (W, 10-6)
2/26/22 – George Washington (W, 5-0)

The Gamecocks enjoyed a perfect 4-0 week, capped by a three-game sweep of George Washington at Founders Park. The Gamecocks scored 35 runs during the week, including 13 in the series opener with the Colonials on Friday afternoon.
Andrew Eyster continued his hot start to 2022 as he had three multi-hit games on the week, including a 4-for-5 performance on Friday night vs. George Washington. Eyster leads the team in home runs (3) and RBI (13) and is 17-for-34 at the plate this season.

Will Sanders moved to 2-0 on the mound this season, pitching seven innings and allowing just six hits and three runs with five strikeouts and no walks. Sanders has a 3.00 ERA and has not allowed walk in 12 innings of work this season.
Freshman Aidan Hunter had a great week in two appearances on the mound. The Summerville, S.C., native pitched three innings in the midweek win over Winthrop, striking out three and allowing three hits with no runs and no walks. Hunter then earned the win against George Washington on Saturday, striking out three with only two hits and no runs in three innings.
Carolina is hitting .319 as a team after seven outings with 20 extra-base hits and a .432 on-base percentage. Eyster leads the team with that .500 average, but Braylen Wimmer (.467) and Michael Braswell (.429) are each hitting above .400.
Braswell picked up his first save of his Gamecock career in the 10-6 win over George Washington on Saturday, striking out the only two hitters he saw. Braswell has struck out all five hitters he has faced this season.
Carolina will head to Charlotte to face Appalachian State on Tuesday, then face in-state rival Clemson this weekend. The series starts at Founders Park on Friday, moved to Segra Park on Saturday and ends at Clemson on Sunday.

Next Week
3/1/22 – vs. Appalachian State (in Charlotte, N.C.) – 6 p.m. (SECN+)
3/4/22 – Clemson – 7 p.m. (SECN+)
3/5/22 – vs. Clemson (at Segra Park) – 4 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)
3/6/22 – at Clemson – 3 p.m. (ACC Network)