Gamecocks fall to Commodores

Vanderbilt 3, South Carolina 2
South Carolina's Chase Vergason (left) trips over Vanderbilt's Spencer Navin after tagging him out at second base in the sixth inning of their Southeastern Conference tournament game in Hoover, Ala.

HOOVER, Ala.  — Mike Yastrzemski brought home Vince Conde with a bunt in the eighth inning to give Vanderbilt a 3-2 victory over South Carolina on Wednesday night in the second round of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament.

 

Conde opened the eighth with a double off Tyler Webb (5-1). He advanced to third on a groundout, and then scored when Yastrzemski dropped a bunt down the first-base line.

Will Clinard picked up the save by pitching two scoreless innings. Kevin Ziomek (5-6) got the win.

The Commodores (31-25) play Florida in Thursday's third round, while South Carolina (39-16) will take on Auburn.

Tanner English had a two-run single in the second to give the Gamecocks a 2-0 lead.

Conde made it 2-1 with a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the fifth. Spencer Navin tied the game in the sixth with a single that drove in Yastrzemski.

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Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:21

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