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Merrifield Gets Hit In MLB Debut, JBJ Homers

Almost six years ago, Whit Merrifield and Jackie Bradley Jr. became Gamecock legends, helping USC win its first national championship.  Wednesday night, the pair shared another special night at the major league stadium closest to Omaha. Merrifield got his first career hit in his big league debut and Bradley extended his major league best hitting streak to 24 games with…

Royals Call Up Merrifield

Almost six years after clinching the Gamecocks’ first national championship with a walk-off hit, Whit Merrifield is in the major leagues. In between doubleheader games Tuesday, the Kansas City Royals officially called up the 27-year-old utility player from Triple-A Omaha.  Merrifield was hitting .278 with 5 HRs in 36 games in the minor leagues this season.  He also leads the…

9th Inning Hit Extends JBJ’s Streak To 23

Former Gamecock Jackie Bradley Jr. came up with a clutch 9th inning single Tuesday afternoon to extend his major league leading hitting streak to 23 straight games.  Bradley and Boston lost game one of a doubleheader at Kansas City 3-2. Fellow Gamecock great Whit Merrifield was officially called up to the big leagues for the first time after the game. …