COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina baseball team broke a 1-all tie with four runs in the eighth inning to complete a three-game sweep of Dayton in a 5-1 win Sunday afternoon (Feb. 21) at Founders Park.
Julian Bosnic started the game for the Gamecocks and set a school record with eight consecutive strikeouts between the first and third innings. Bosnic went 3.1 innings, striking out nine and walking four while not allowing a hit with an earned run.
Daniel Lloyd came in and pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless relief, striking out three.
Mendham was 2-for-4 with four RBI while Burgess and Callil added two hits apiece.
- Bosnic’s record of eight consecutive punchouts breaks the former record of seven, set by Adam Hill vs. Charleston Southern in 2018 and Alex Farotto vs. Mississippi State in 2007.
- The Gamecocks walked seven times and had nine hits in the game. They also left 12 men on base.
- Carolina sweeps the opening series of the season for the second straight year. Carolina did the trick vs. Holy Cross in 2020.
- The Gamecocks hit .347 in the series with a .693 slugging percentage.
- Wes Clarke had a double in the win. That was his seventh hit of the weekend, fifth of the extra-base variety.
- Brett Kerry picked up his seventh career win for the Gamecocks, lowering his career ERA to 2.75.