No. 15 South Carolina 4, No. 2 LSU 2

BATON ROUGE, LA. — Tanner English broke a 2-2 tie with an RBI triple in the top of the ninth inning and scored on a balk as South Carolina defeated LSU (39-5, 16-4) at Alex Box Stadium.

With the score deadlocked at two entering the ninth, the Gamecocks (32-12, 12-8 SEC) caught a break to open the frame as Grayson Greiner reached base on a fielding error by LSU shortstop Alex Bregman, his second error of the game.

With one out and Greiner still on first base, English worked a 2-1 count against LSU reliever Chris Cotton before drilling a triple into the gap in right-center.

The three-base hit was his third triple of the season and second of the series vs. the Tigers. English then scored on a balk charged to Cotton, increasing the lead to a pair of runs.

USC AB R H BI LSU AB R H BI

Saiko lf 5 1 1 0 McMullen dh 5 0 2 0

Vergasn 3b 4 1 1 0 Laird cf 5 0 1 0

Pankake ss 2 0 1 0 Bregman ss 5 0 2 0

Dantzler 1b 4 0 1 1 Katz 1b 4 0 1 0 Schrock 2b 4 0 1 0 Rhymes lf 4 2 3 0

Celek dh 4 0 1 1 Ibarra 3b 3 0 1 0

Greiner c 4 1 1 0 Ross c 3 0 0 2

Bright rf 3 0 0 0 Jones 2b 4 0 2 0

English cf 4 1 1 1 Foster rf 4 0 2 0

Totals 34 4 8 3 Totals 37 2 14 2

South Carolina 200 000 002—4

LSU 010 001 000—2

E-LSU 2. DP—USC 2, LSU 2. LOB- USC 7, LSU 10. 2B—Rhymes, Jones. 3B—Greiner, English. SH-Pankake, Ibarra. SF-Ross.

USC IP H R ER BB SO

Montgomery 7 10 2 2 0 2

Wstmorlnd (W, 5-1) 1 2 0 0 0 1

Webb (S,13) 1 2 0 0 0 2

LSU

Eades 7 6 2 0 3 3

Bourgeois 1 1 0 0 0 1

Cotton (L, 2-1) 1 1 2 1 0 1

WP—Bourgeois. BK—Cotton.

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