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Baseball Walks Into Series Sweep of Longwood
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Baseball Walks Into Series Sweep of Longwood

COLUMBIA  – The University of South Carolina baseball team drew 18 walks and scored 11 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning in a 22-6, seven-inning win over Longwood Sunday afternoon (March 10) at Founders Park. The Gamecocks swept the three-game set against the Lancers.

Tyler Causey, who had five RBI on the day, opened the scoring for Carolina in the first with a two-run double. Longwood answered with four runs in the top of the third but Carolina fought back with four of its own, highlighted by five stolen bases in the inning.

Longwood tied the game at five with two unearned runs in the fourth. Carolina took the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth as Causey homered to right. The Gamecocks tacked on three runs in the fifth, then sent 16 men to the plate in the sixth. Kennedy Jones and Gavin Casas both homered and Talmadge LeCroy brought in two runs with a single to center.

Causey was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and five RBI. Jones had four RBI on a 2-for-3 day while Cole Messina scored four runs and had two hits. Parker Noland added two hits and two runs scored.

Connor McCreery earned the win in relief while Tyler Pitzer had four strikeouts in two innings of relief. Ty Good started the game on the mound. He struck out three and allowed one earned run and four hits in three innings of work.


  • The Gamecocks’ 22 runs are the most since Carolina scored 23 runs on June 3, 2016, against Rhode Island in the NCAA Regional.
  • Carolina now has 147 walks in 16 games this season, led by Ethan Petry’s 17.
  • The Gamecocks hit .360 in the Longwood series and scored 42 runs in the three games.
  • The Gamecocks have a 2.15 ERA heading into next week.

Carolina heads to SRP Park in North Augusta, S.C., to face Georgia State on Tuesday night (March 12) at 7 p.m. The game will be streamed on SEC Network Plus.