The Daily Gamecock

Baseball avoids sweep at Kentucky

Crowe earns fifth win of season Sunday

In its first road trip of the season over the weekend, the South Carolina baseball team would find itself longing for the comforts of home after dropping its first series of the season at Kentucky.

After falling on Friday and Saturday, the Gamecocks were able to pick up at least one victory over the weekend with a 8-3 decision on Sunday.

Freshman starting pitcher Wil Crowe was on the bump for South Carolina in the series finale, going six innings and allowing four hits and three runs to pick up his fifth win of the season.

Junior Joel Seddon continued his stellar season out of the bullpen, earning his seventh save of the year behind 2.1 innings in which he didn’t allow a hit.

The offensive production was provided in part by junior Joey Pankake and sophomore DC Arendas, who both homered in Sunday’s contest.

South Carolina’s 2-1 loss Saturday came after the Wildcats built an early two-run lead that the Gamecocks couldn’t manage to chip away at. Sophomore lefty Jack Wynkoop picked up his first loss of the season after going seven innings and allowing five hits and two runs.

The series opener on Friday would finish 13-5 in Kentucky’s favor.

After the three-game set in Lexington, the Gamecocks sit at 19-3 on the year and 3-3 within the SEC.