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Gamecocks Rally Late to Beat Liberty 8-7

11:21 PM, Feb 17, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- The fifth-ranked Gamecocks scored eight unanswered runs to beat Liberty 8-7 in the final inning in the first game of a double-header Sunday.

Kyle Martin belted a liner at Liberty pitcher Josh Richardson with the Gamecocks down two. Following a bad throw on the play, Shon Carson and Graham Saiko would cross the plate to give South Carolina the 8-7 victory.

USC trailed 7-3 in the bottom of the eighth before the furious rally began. After a base hit and three walks, the Flames lead diminished to three runs. Freshman Max Shrock's RBI would bring the Gamecocks within two.

Former Brookland-Cayce left-hander Adam Westmoreland picked up the win.

In the second game of the day, the Gamecocks fell to the Liberty 3-2.

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