Top-ranked Commodores bounce Gamecocks from SEC Tournament

VANDERBILT 4, S. CAROLINA 3 (10 INN.)

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HOOVER, Ala. — Conrad Gregor singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give top-ranked Vanderbilt a 4-3 win over 12th-ranked South Carolina on Thursday in an elimination game of the Southeastern Conference Tourna­ment.

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South Carolina's Tanner English steals third base as Vanderbilt's Xavier Turner takes the high throw during the Southeastern Conference Tournament. The Gamecocks went winless in their two games this week in Alabama.  DAVE MARTIN/ASSOCIATED PRESS
DAVE MARTIN/ASSOCIATED PRESS
South Carolina's Tanner English steals third base as Vanderbilt's Xavier Turner takes the high throw during the Southeastern Conference Tournament. The Gamecocks went winless in their two games this week in Alabama.

Tony Kemp led off with a single and the top-seeded Commodores (49-8) eventually loaded the bases with one out against three relievers.

The Gamecocks (39-18) had intentionally walked Connor Harrell, who had two hits. Gregor delivered his second single of the game to score Kemp.

Carson Fulmer (2-0) gave up three hits and one run in the final 41/3 innings for Vanderbilt.

Harrell, Gregor and Vince Conde had two hits each for the Com­modores.

South Carolina’s LB Dantzler had tied the game at 3-3 with a homer in the seventh after Vanderbilt opened a 3-0 lead.

Max Schrock, Joey Pankake and Brison Celek had two hits apiece for the Gamecocks.

South Carolina starter Jordan Montgomery allowed three unearned runs and stuck out eight in 7⅔ innings. Adam Westmoreland (7-3) took the loss. He allowed one run on one hit in ⅔ of an inning.

Vanderbilt starter Kevin Ziomek went 5⅔ innings and allowed two runs on eight hits with a walk and four strikeouts.

South Carolina dropped into the loser’s bracket after a 5-3 loss to Mississippi State on Wednesday night.


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