May 19, 2024

Tennessee baseball swept by No. 6 South Carolina

Tennessee baseball traveled to Columbia, SC, this weekend to take on the No. 6 ranked Gamecocks. Despite hanging with South Carolina in all three games, the Vols never closed the deal, resulting in a sweep.

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.

Notable Stats

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.

What’s next

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

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