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Gamecock Baseball Notebook

by Kent Reichert

Carolina went 2-2 on the week, defeating Vanderbilt in the final two games of the series.

COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina baseball team went 2-2 on the weekend as the Gamecocks earned a series win over No. 4 Vanderbilt.

Record: 12-11
SEC: 2-4
Home: 11-5
Away: 0-5
Neutral: 1-1
Streak: W2

Last Week:
3/22/22 – at The Citadel (L, 3-4)
3/24/22 – Vanderbilt (L, 0-10)
3/25/22 – Vanderbilt (W, 8-2)
3/26/22 – Vanderbilt (W, 8-6)

Carolina earned a series win over No. 4 Vanderbilt for the first time since 2018 and the first time at home since 2015. The Gamecocks won, 8-2, on Friday night and 8-6 on Saturday afternoon. Carolina now has four wins over Top-5 teams, having defeated No. 1 Texas twice at Founders Park.
Braylen Wimmer had a day to remember in the series finale against the Commodores. Wimmer was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with two home runs, a career best five RBI and three runs scored. He also had an #SCTop10 play in the field in the top of the fourth inning. On the season, Wimmer is hitting .348 with two home runs and 18 RBI.
Freshmen Aidan Hunter and Cade Austin combined to help the Gamecocks win the Saturday game over Vanderbilt. Hunter allowed just two hits in 2.1 innings of relief to earn the win while Austin pitched the final two innings to pick up the save. Austin also pitched on Friday, striking out three in an 8-2 win. Hunter allowed just one run in five innings on Tuesday night at The Citadel.
Will Sanders struck out 11 in seven innings of work on Friday night in the 8-2 win. Sanders allowed six hits and two runs to pick up his 10th career win and fourth of the season. It’s also the second time Sanders had double digits in strikeouts (14 vs. Clemson). Sanders is 4-1 with a 3.44 ERA this season.
Brandt Belk continues to swing a hot bat. He will carry a 12-game hitting streak into Tuesday’s game against Presbyterian. In the last 10 games, Belk is hitting .429 with four doubles, two home runs and five RBI. He also has four stolen bases in those 10 games.
Carolina hosts Presbyterian on Tuesday night before travelling to Columbia, Mo., to face Missouri in a three-game SEC series at Taylor Stadium.

Next Week
3/29/22 – Presbyterian – 7 p.m. (SECN+)
4/1/22 – at Missouri – 6 p.m. CT (SECN+)
4/2/22 – at Missouri – 2 p.m. CT (SECN+)
4/3/22 – at Missouri – 1 p.m. CT (SECN+)