COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Gamecocks broke a 1-all tie with four runs in the eighth inning to complete a three-game sweep of Dayton in a 5-1 win Sunday afternoon (Feb. 21) at Founders Park.
Colin Burgess opened the eighth with a walk. He moved to second on Jeff Heinrich's sacrifice bunt. George Callil then brought in the game-winning run with a double down the line in right field. After a strikeout, Noah Myers and Wes Clarke both walked, setting up David Mendham's bases-clearing double to left to give the Gamecocks insurance heading to the ninth.
Julian Bosnic started the game for the Gamecocks and set a school record with eight consecutive strikeouts between the first and third innings. Bosnic went 3.1 innings, striking out nine and walking four while not allowing a hit with an earned run.
Carolina hosts Winthrop Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 23) at Founders Park. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.