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Tigers Sweep W&M With 2-1 Win

Jake Higginbotham tossed 5.1 strong innings to lead No. 12 Clemson to a 2-1 victory over William & Mary at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers, who swept the series 3-0 with three one-run wins, improved to 3-0 on the season, while the Tribe dropped to 0-3.

Gamecocks host Kentucky, seek season sweep Sunday

No. 8/8 South Carolina begins its final week of home games for the season Sunday against Kentucky. Tipoff at Colonial Life Arena is set for 3 p.m. on SEC Network. The Gamecocks (21-5, 10-3 SEC) have three games remaining this season, including two against teams also competing for one of the coveted top four seeds in the SEC Tournament, which begins Feb. 28 in Nashville.

Holden Leaves Men’s Basketball Team

University of South Carolina head men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announced on Saturday that junior guard Kory Holden has made the decision to no longer be part of the Gamecock men’s basketball program. Holden has seen action in 14 games this season, missing 11 contests due to a hamstring strain suffered in late December. Holden transferred to Carolina after two seasons at Delaware prior to the 2016-17 campaign.

USC stays strong over SIU in Gamecock Invitational

South Carolina softball extended its Gamecock Invitational winning-steak to 18 games with a 2-0 win over Southern Illinois on Saturday at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. Dixie Raley went the distance in the circle, pitching a complete-game shutout coupled with 11 strikeouts to shut down SIU and move the Gamecocks to 7-1 on the year.

Chad Holbrook wins first game with The College

College of Charleston (1-0) fought back from a three-run top of the first with eight near-perfect defensive innings, and the offense – sparked by a solo home run from sophomore Ari Sechopoulos in his first at-bat of the season – plated six runs on 10 hits and two errors to begin the Chad Holbrook era with a victory.

Gamecock softball open homestand Friday

South Carolina softball continues its 2018 season this weekend when the Gamecocks return home to Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field to play host to the Gamecock Invitational Friday through Sunday. Action begins Friday at 5:00 PM ET against Michigan State and continues Saturday at 5:30 PM ET against Southern Illinois. Tournament action concludesSunday against Georgetown at 12:30 PM ET and Mercer at 3:00 PM ET.

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