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Grand Slams Help Baseball to a Run-Rule Win over Bethune-Cookman
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Grand Slams Help Baseball to a Run-Rule Win over Bethune-Cookman

Chris Gillespie

COLUMBIA  – The University of South Carolina baseball team hit five home runs, including a pair of grand slams, on its way to a 20-3, 7-inning win over Bethune-Cookman Friday night (March 10) at Founders Park.

Dylan Brewer belted his grand slam in the fourth, part of a nine-run inning for the Gamecocks. Will McGillis had his grand slam in the eight-run sixth frame. Cole Messina had two home runs and drove in four while Gavin Casas belted his ninth of the season.

Brewer had a game high five RBI, while McGillis and Messina had the four on the night. Talmadge LeCroy was 2-for-3 with three runs scored.

Will Sanders earned the win on the mound, striking out eight in six innings. He allowed five this and three runs with a run. Austin Williamson pitched a scoreless seventh in the win.


  • The last time the Gamecocks hit two grand slams was on Feb. 27, 2016, when Alex Destino and John Jones did the trick in a win over Penn State.
  • The Gamecocks have now scored in double figures in nine games this season and have two 20-run contests.
  • Carolina now has 43 home runs on the season. The Gamecocks had 58 in all of 2022.
  • Sanders picked up his 15th win as a Gamecock.

Carolina and Bethune-Cookman will wrap up the series with a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon (March 11) at 1 p.m. Both games will be streamed on SEC Network Plus.