After being swept last weekend by Arkansas, South Carolina returned the favor to the Aggies today, topping them 6-4 for the sweep.
The Gamecocks first got on the board in the second inning. After Chase Vergason got a booboo and a free base with two outs and then made it to second on a balk, DH George Iskenderian knocked a single to put the home team up 1-0.
Texas A&M didn’t trail for long, though. Cole Lankford led off the fourth inning with a base hit, Troy Stein laid down a bunt single, and Brandon Wood put down a sac bunt to advance the runners. Charlie Curl then reached base on a fielding error by Joey Pankake and Lankford came home to tie the game. Mikey Reynolds hit a sac fly to get Stein in and put the Aggies up 2-1. Texas A&M had a chance to really do some damage, but they left the bases loaded instead.
That lead didn’t last very long, though, as LB Dantzler went yard to start the bottom of the inning and tie the game at 2-2. Both teams were quiet until the bottom of the sixth inning, when Bright took a page out of Dantzler’s book and launched a bomb to left that put the Yardcocks up 3-2.
The Aggies responded in the next inning and tied things up yet again. Krey Bratsen led off with a single, then stole second and moved to third on a sac bunt from Blake Allemand. Mitchell Nau grounded out to get Bratsen home and make it 3-3.
Texas A&M couldn’t manage to get anything else going for the rest of the game, but Carolina still had a little bit of offense left in them. In the bottom of the eighth, Dantzler tattooed another ball for his second home run of the day. Bright followed that with a double, and Vergason got plunked again to put runners on first and second. With two outs, Dante Rosenberg came through with a RBI double that made it 6-3 Gamecocks. Wood also lost the ball in the sun, which was certainly helpful.