The Tennessee Volunteer baseball team (18-14, 3-9 SEC) was swept by the No. 6 ranked South Carolina Gamecocks (28-5, 10-2 SEC) this past weekend.
On Friday, the Vols’ attempted to rally in the seventh inning by scoring four runs. Ultimately, they fell short, losing 7-6.
Tennessee kept pace with the Gamecocks on Saturday. However, after tying the game 4-4 in the fifth inning, South Carolina tacked on three runs and shut the Vols out for the remainder of the game in a 7-4 series-clinching win.
Sunday’s game featured a golden opportunity for the Vols to avoid a series sweep. Down 4-3 in the top of the ninth, Tennessee loaded the bases with no outs. However, a groundout, strikeout and pop-up abruptly ended the Vols’ comeback bid.
Nick Senzel’s streak of consecutive games reaching base safely ended at 20 when he went 0-for-5 against the Gamecocks in the series finale.
Pitcher Andy Cox recorded his 200th career strikeout on Sunday.
Jordan Rodgers leads the NCAA in RBIs with 50.
Tennessee hosts Appalachian State this Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET.
Featured image by the Tennessee Journalist
Edited by David Bradford