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Baseball Falls at Clemson in Sunday Matinee
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Baseball Falls at Clemson in Sunday Matinee

by Kent Reichert

The Gamecocks outhit the Tigers 10-6 but fall in Sunday's finale.

CLEMSON – The University of South Carolina baseball team dropped the series finale to Clemson, 5-2, Sunday afternoon (March 6) at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
Michael Braswell led the Carolina offense, going 4-for-5 on the day while Talmadge LeCroy added a pair of hits. The Gamecock pitching staff allowed just six hits on the day. John Gilreath struck out three in a three-inning start. Matthew Becker also struck out three in two innings and Braswell had a pair of punchouts in the eighth.
Clemson put up three runs in the fourth, the big hit a two-run single from Dylan Brewer. Carolina scored runs in the fifth and sixth on RBI single from Braylen Wimmer and Carson Hornung but Clemson added insurance in the eighth with a pair, including a solo home run from Cooper Ingle.
Aidan Hunter was tagged with the loss, allowing two earned runs in two innings pitched.


  • Braswell extended his hitting streak to 11 on Sunday.
  • There were 23,948 fans that attended the weekend series after an announced crowd of 6,636 today.
  • Clemson has won four straight over the Gamecocks after Carolina took the first two games of the 2021 series.
  • Gilreath lowered his ERA to 0.84 after today’s outing.

Carolina hosts Xavier on Tuesday night (March 8) at 7 p.m. at Founders Park. The game will be on SEC Network Plus.