Gamecocks Fall to Vanderbilt on Saturday Afternoon

Published: Apr. 15, 2023 at 11:34 PM EDT
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NASHVILLE  –  The University of South Carolina baseball team put up four runs in the first inning, but Vanderbilt scored five unearned runs off of four Gamecock errors in an 8-5 Vandy win Saturday afternoon (April 15) to even the series at Hawkins Field.

Carolina plated four in the first. Cole Messina doubled in Braylen Wimmer with the first run. Michael Braswell scored a pair of runs with a single to right and Evan Stone was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to make it 4-0. The Gamecocks chased Vandy starter Carter Holton out of the game, but Vandy would score eight unanswered after that.

The Commodores hit two home runs in the third, then took a 5-4 lead in the fifth. Vanderbilt added insurance with three runs in the eighth. Wimmer hit his 10th home run of the year with two out in the ninth for the final score of the game.

Wimmer scored a pair of runs while Braswell drove in two. Jack Mahoney was tagged with the loss, allowing two earned runs with four strikeouts and five hits in 4.1 innings.


  • The Gamecocks had just four hits on the day.
  • Vandy reliever Patrick Reilly struck out six to earn the win.
  • Wimmer’s home run makes him the fifth Gamecock with 10 or more home runs this season.

UP NEXT Carolina and Vanderbilt close out the three-game series Sunday afternoon (April 16) at 1 p.m. CDT (2 p.m. EDT). The game will be streamed on SEC Network Plus.