#14 Gamecocks take the mound against the Winthrop Eagles

The South Carolina Gamecocks look to take the mound against the Winthrop Eagles after big wins against Clemson this past weekend

As many of us watched in dramatic fashion this weekend as the South Carolina Gamecocks were victorious over their in-state foes from the upstate, we learned several things.

  1. Clemson deserves respect.
  2. The Gamecocks can handle adversity and shoot for the star’s kids.
  3. And you might find one of Wes Clarke’s home run balls in outer space when you go.

As the boys in garnet battled tightly with the Clemson Tigers this past weekend and faced their first true test of the 2021 season Will Sanders came in to save the game followed by clutch hitting by several gamecocks but mostly Andrew Eyster how racked up back-to-back walk-off singles to secure wins and continue a perfect season. National player of the week Wes Clarke and all the big sticks that make up the starting 9 racked up 28 hits in just 2 days and holding the Tigers to only 9 runs the Gamecocks move to 6-0 on the season. Kingston and the boys set off for Rock Hill to play the Winthrop Eagles for the second time this season.

Winthrop looks to host the Gamecocks this evening at 6:00 pm and is looking to have a better outcome than the last time these two teams squared off. The Yardcocks earned their nickname back on February 23rd when they collected 7 solo home runs, 3 of those belonging to Wes Clarke who has 8 total on the early days of the season. The last time these two teams faced the Eagles collected 4 runs off 7 hits where designated hitter Dillon Morton collected a pair of RBI’s but ultimately fell short 12-4.

The Eagles come off a series weekend against the Townson Tigers, losing the first game of a doubleheader Saturday 7-2 but took the final two matchups. The Winthrop Eagles currently sit 3-4 on the season and look to win against the Gamecocks for the first time since 2016.

The Winthrop Eagles will set out with Dalton Skinner to face off against the Gamecocks Today to face off against Junior Left-Handed Pitcher Josiah Sightler. Dalton has only allowed 6 runs on 9 hits and a 2.70 ERA in his two recorded wins on the 2021 season. Josiah comes into the game with a recorded 7.73 ERA and only allowing 1 recorded home run dating all the way back to the 2019 season.

The Gamecocks look to finish tonight with 7 wins on the season adding to their total wins of 15 against the Eagles out of 21 meetings. As the Gamecocks prepare for a weekend against Mercer at Founders Park, then looking to host Citadel the following week.

Brady Allen, Wes Clarke, and Andrew Eyster all look to continue their monstrous rally at home plate this afternoon and climb up the national rankings as they currently sit at 14.



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