KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Chris Cullen and Jordan Holladay had massive hits in a three-run 7th inning. Brett Kerry struck out five in the last two innings to earn his 1/3 store because the University of South Carolina baseball crew earned a come-from at the back of a three-2 win over Tennessee Saturday night (March 23) Lindsey Nelson Stadium to select up its first win inner SEC play. Trailing 2-zero heading to the 7th, TJ Hopkins singled with one out and second as Jacob Olson was hit via a pitch. A double thieve turned into observed through a -run double using Chris Cullen, tying the sport. Pinch hitter Jordan Holladay then singled to right to usher in Cullen for the game-triumphing run.
Kerry got here inside the 8th and loaded the bases on two walks and a bunt single but came lower back to strike out the side. Tennessee then was given the tying run on second within the ninth on a leadoff double with the aid of Max Ferguson. Kerry was given a strikeout and flew out and, with the tying run ninety toes away, struck out Al Soularie to give up the sport. The win went to Cam Tringali, who had three strikeouts in 1.2 innings of relief. Reid Morgan began for the Gamecocks.
He went 5.1 innings and struck out 4, allowing five hits and an earned run with a stroll. Tennessee plated an unearned run inside the 5th. Pete Derkay walked to open the inning. Pinch-runner Jake Rucker went to second on Nico Mascia’s sacrifice bunt. A-out blunders placed runners on the corners, and Max Ferguson made the Gamecocks pay with an unmarried via the proper facet. Solaire was introduced in a run inside the sixth on an RBI single to appropriate.
GAMECHANGER Chris Cullen was given the Gamecocks at the board inside the seventh with a -run double to proper, tying the game at. KEY STAT Brett Kerry now has 33 strikeouts in 20.2 innings this season after his five punchouts in Saturday’s win. NOTABLE Brady Allen extended his on-base streak to 20 games after a stroll inside the eighth. Cam Tringali picked up the primary victory in his Gamecock profession and now has a 2.05 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched. Carolina picked up its 2d win of the season while trailing after six innings. Two of Kerry’s three saves have come in actual road games. He earned the save at Clemson on March 1.