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Baseball falls to Georgia – University of South Carolina Athletics on Saturday afternoon

COLUMBIA – Georgia scored 10 runs in the final two innings of the game to defeat the University of South Carolina baseball team 14-6 on Saturday afternoon (May 11) at Founders Park.

Carolina took a 4-1 lead in the third after Gavin Casas hit a home run and the Gamecocks got help from two errors. Georgia tied the game for the fourth time with two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh, but Carolina took a 6-4 lead in the seventh after Ethan Petry hit a two-out double.

Georgia took the lead for good in the eighth on pinch-hitter Logan Jordan's grand slam. The Bulldogs added two runs in that inning and scored four points in the ninth inning, highlighted by a home run from Corey Collins.

Austin Brinling had three hits to lead the Carolinas' offense. Petry, Blake Jackson and Casas each had two hits. The loss went to Dylan Eskew on the mound. He allowed three runs and two hits in two-thirds of an inning. Garrett Gainey earned the start and had seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs.

AFTERMATH NOTES

  • The Gamecocks celebrated Senior Day before the game, honoring Dylan Brewer, Austin Brinling, Gavin Casas, Garrett Gainey, Ty Good, Parker Noland and Dalton Reeves, as well as senior manager Matthew Hull, bullpen catcher Aidan Osborne and administrative assistant Julia Harrison.
  • Casas now has 27 home runs in his Gamecock career.
  • Gainey posted a season-high seven strikeouts in this game.

NEXT
Carolina closes out the regular season with a three-game set at Tennessee, beginning Thursday night (May 16) in Knoxville. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and the game will be streamed on SEC Network Plus.

Anna Harden

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