Gamecocks win game 2 of series vs. Tennessee - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Gamecocks win game 2 of series vs. Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TN (WIS) - Eleventh ranked South Carolina pounded a season-high 17 hits as the Gamecocks defeated Tennessee 12-8 Saturday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The Gamecocks are now 25-7 and 7-4 in the league with Tennessee now 13-16 and 3-8 in the SEC.

Senior left-hander Adam Westmoreland allowed just one run on five hits in a season-high six innings of relief to improve to 4-0 on the year.

Connor Bright, Graham Saiko and Chase Vergason, tied their career highs with three hits apiece. 

"We had some big swings of the bat offensively and squared some balls up," said South Carolina head coach Chad Holbrook. 

"It was good to see that for us against a good arm.  Williams has been around in this league and has had some very good outings. To perform and do that against him makes me feel very good (for our offense).  It is a very satisfying series win for us." 

In the ninth inning, South Carolina went to the bullpen for left-hander Tyler Webb.  Webb got out of the ninth with a scoreless inning of relief to preserve the four-run victory.

 South Carolina's series victory over Tennessee marks the seventh straight series win for the Gamecocks over the Volunteers and South Carolina's third series win in four SEC series this season.

The series concludes on Sunday with the first pitch at 2 p.m. 

Copyright 2013 WIS.  All rights reserved.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • INSIDE THE 10: former USC, Patriots defensive star Rick Sanform and USC beat writer David Cloninger join us at 1801 Grille

    INSIDE THE 10: former USC, Patriots defensive star Rick Sanform and USC beat writer David Cloninger join us at 1801 Grille

    Monday, September 18 2017 10:22 PM EDT2017-09-19 02:22:12 GMT

    WIS is launching a new sports talk show on Facebook Live! Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Rick Henry, Emery Glover and their special guests will get together at 1801 Grille in downtown Columbia for thirty minutes of spirited college football talk on Facebook Live. 

    More >>

    WIS is launching a new sports talk show on Facebook Live! Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Rick Henry, Emery Glover and their special guests will get together at 1801 Grille in downtown Columbia for thirty minutes of spirited college football talk on Facebook Live. 

    More >>
  • Mississippi State trio earns SEC weekly honors

    Mississippi State trio earns SEC weekly honors

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-09-18 16:25:48 GMT
    WLBTWLBT

    Junior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald earned Offensive Player of the Week, sophomore Darryl Williams picked up Offensive Lineman of the Week and sophomore Jeffery Simmons was named Defensive Lineman of the Week after leading MSU to a 37-30 victory over #11 LSU.

    More >>

    Junior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald earned Offensive Player of the Week, sophomore Darryl Williams picked up Offensive Lineman of the Week and sophomore Jeffery Simmons was named Defensive Lineman of the Week after leading MSU to a 37-30 victory over #11 LSU.

    More >>
  • Fitzgerald has 4 TDs as MSU routs #11 LSU 37-7

    Fitzgerald has 4 TDs as MSU routs #11 LSU 37-7

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-09-17 16:10:29 GMT

    Mississippi State beats LSU 37-7.  Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    Mississippi State beats LSU 37-7.  Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly