South Carolina 12, Tennessee 8

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — South Carolina pounded out a season-high 17 hits and all nine starters reached base at least once as the Gamecocks defeated Tennessee to clinch the three-game series at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Senior left-hander Adam Westmoreland (4-0) was tremendous in relief, allowing just one run on five hits and striking out six in a season-high six innings to improve to 4-0 on the year.

The 17-hit performance for the Gamecocks (25-7, 7-4 SEC) featured three-hit games from Connor Bright, Graham Saiko and Chase Vergason, all tying their career-highs. Dante Rosenberg doubled twice and drove in a career-high three runs. Vergason and Schrock each homered with Schrock, Tanner English and Joey Pankake driving in two runs apiece.

The win over Tennessee (13-16, 3-8) marks the seventh consecutive series victory for the Gamecocks over the Volunteers.

USC AB R H BI TENN AB R H BI

Saiko lf 6 1 3 1 Maddox 3b 5 1 2 0

Vargasn 3b 6 2 3 1 Moberg lf 4 1 0 1

Pankake ss 6 1 2 2 Price 1b 4 1 1 0

Dantzler 1b 4 1 0 0 Stewart rf 4 1 1 1

Schrock 2b 4 1 2 2 Bily cf 4 1 3 1 Celek dh 2 2 0 0 Jackson dh 5 1 2 3

Bright rf 5 2 3 0 Smart 2b 5 2 2 2

Rosenbrg c 5 1 2 3 Houser c 4 0 2 0

English cf 5 1 2 2 Simcox ss 3 0 0 0

Totals 43 12 17 11 Totals 38 8 13 8

South Carolina 125 003 100—12

Tennessee 007 000 100— 8

E—Rosenberg, Bettencourt. LOB— S.Carolina 9, UT 10. HR— Vergason, Schrock, Smart. 2B—Saiko, Pankake, Smart. 3B— Jackson. SB— Saiko, Schrock. CS— Houser, Simcox. SH— Simcox.

South Carolina IP H R ER BB SO

Beal 2 2 2 2 4 1

Wynkoop 0 2 2 3 0 0

Britt 0 3 2 1 0 0

Westmoreland 6 5 1 1 0 6

Webb 1 1 0 0 0 0

Tennessee

Williams 3 8 8 8 2 2

Bettencourt 4 6 4 3 2 1

Thomas 2 3 0 0 0 2

A—2454. Time—3:29. HBP— Celek, Moberg, Stewart.