KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Chris Cullen and Jordan Holladay had large hits in a three-run 7th inning. Brett Kerry struck out five inside the last innings to earn his third shop 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) at Lindsey Nelson Stadium to pick out up its first win inside SEC play. Trailing 2-zero heading to the 7th, TJ Hopkins singled with one out and went to 2nd as Jacob Olson became hit with the aid of a pitch. A double scouse borrows become observed through a -run double via Chris Cullen, tying the sport. Pinch hitter Jordan Holladay then singled to right to herald Cullen for the game-triumphing run.
Kerry came on inside the 8th and loaded the bases on walks and a bunt single but came lower back to strike out the side. Tennessee then was given the tying run on 2d inside the 9th on a leadoff double using Max Ferguson. Kerry was given a strikeout and flew out and, with the tying run ninety ft away, struck out Al Soularie to end the game. The win went to Cam Tringali, who had 3 strikeouts in 1.2 innings of alleviation. Reid Morgan started for the Gamecocks. He went five.1 innings and struck out 4, permitting 5 hits and an earned run with a stroll. Tennessee plated an unearned run in the fifth. Pete Derkay walked to open the inning. Pinch-runner Jake Rucker went to second on Nico Mascia’s sacrifice bunt. A-out mistakes put runners at the corners, and Max Ferguson made the Gamecocks pay with a single through the proper side. Solaire added in a run in the sixth on an RBI single to the right.
GAMECHANGER Chris Cullen got the Gamecocks on the board in the 7th with a -run double to the right, tying the sport 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 prolonged his on-base streak to twenty games after a stroll in the 8th. Cam Tringali picked up the primary win in his Gamecock career and now has a 2.05 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched. Carolina picked up its second win of the season when trailing after six innings. Two of Kerry’s three saves have are available in real avenue games. He earned the shop at Clemson on March 1. UP NEXT Carolina and Tennessee conclude the 3-recreation set Sunday afternoon (March 24) at 2 p.M. At Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The game can be streamed on SEC Network +, and lovers can listen to Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on WOMG 98.5 FM in Columbia.