From USC Sports Information
Starkville, MS --- Blythewood's Grayson Greiner hit a two-out two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning to lift 12th ranked South Carolina to a 5-3 victory over 16th ranked Mississippi State on Friday evening at Dudy Noble Field.
With the win in game two of this three-game SEC series, the Gamecocks clinch the No. 4 seed at next week's SEC Tournament and earn a bye into Wednesday night and the double elimination format in bracket two.
Carolina is 39-15 and 17-11 in the SEC with Mississippi State dropping to 39-16 and 15-14 in league play.
With the score deadlocked at 3-3 and two outs in the top of the 10th inning, LB Dantzler drew a two-out walk against MSU reliever C.T. Bradford. With Greiner coming to the plate, Mississippi State went to the bullpen for right-hander Daryl Norris. On Norris' first pitch, Greiner launched his fourth home run of the season into the left field stands to give Carolina a two-run lead.
Senior left-hander Tyler Webb entered in the bottom of the 10th and worked a perfect frame with a strikeout for his 16th save to preserve the victory.
Former Brookland-Cayce Bearcat Adam Westmoreland earned the win and is 7-1 on the year. He worked two scoreless innings and allowed just one hit and one walk with two strikeouts.
Bradford suffered the loss and is 1-1 on the year. Greiner was 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Alex Detz went 4-for-4 to lead Mississippi State with Adam Frazier and Brett Pirtle tallying two hits apiece as well.