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Columbia, SC (WLX) --- One day after clinching a spot in the SEC Tournament, the USC softball team took the series from 20th-ranked Auburn with a 4-2 victory Sunday at Beckham Field.

Julie Surratt improved to 17-10 as she struck out three while allowing five hits and two unearned runs in five innings of work.

South Carolina redshirt junior Julie Sarratt (17-

Codee Yeskee, one of five seniors honored, was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Another senior, Ashlyn Masters, recorded the only extra-base hit in the game for USC, a solo home run.

South Carolina posts its best winning percentage in SEC play (.458) since 2003, when the team went 18-10 in conference outings.

The Gamecocks clinch the eighth seed in the SEC Tournament and will play ninth-seeded Auburn Wednesday night at 6:30 pm at Beckham Field.

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