Sanders’ Gem Lifts Gamecock Baseball Past Georgia to Clinch Series Win
ATHENS, Ga. – Freshman Will Sanders pitched eight-plus innings, allowing just one run while the University of South Carolina baseball team’s offense belted three home runs in a 5-1 win over Georgia Sunday afternoon (April 4) at Foley Field. Carolina picks up a series win over Georgia in Athens for the first time since 2010.
Sanders allowed eight hits and one run while not walking a batter with four strikeouts to move to 5-1 on the season. Julian Bosnic picked up his first save of 2021, striking out a batter in a scoreless ninth.
Brady Allen opened the game with a solo home run to right on the first pitch of the contest. Georgia answered with a run in the third on an RBI groundout, but the Gamecocks took the lead for good in the fifth with three runs on home runs by Colin Burgess and Allen. Burgess’ sacrifice fly in the sixth closed the scoring.
Allen was 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored while Braylen Wimmer had two hits for the Gamecocks.
- Sanders had the team’s longest outing of 2021, pitching into the ninth inning. Sanders is now 5-1 with a 2.22 ERA, 30 strikeouts and five walks in 28.1 innings pitched.
- Allen has a pair of two home run games. He also had two home runs last Sunday vs. Florida.
- Carolina moves to 6-3 in the SEC, good for third place in the East behind Vanderbilt (8-1) and Tennessee (7-2).
- Burgess now has 10 RBI on the year after his pair on Sunday.
- Carolina now has 44 home runs this season, with Wes Clarke’s 15 leading the way.
Carolina makes its annual trip to Charlotte to host North Carolina on Tuesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in Truist Field. The game will be televised on SEC Network.