USC baseball coach Ray Tanner came down with a case of vertigo before yesterday’s game with Alabama. If the illness weren’t enough to make his head spin, the balls flying out of Carolina Stadium yesterday certainly were. The teams combined for nine home runs as the Gamecocks outlasted the Crimson Tide 20-15 to win the SEC series two games to one.
The Gamecocks have won all of their league series this season. They are 34-9 overall and 16-5 in the SEC, and they hold a one game lead over Florida for the best record in the league.
The Gamecocks got the long ball from Jackie Bradley Jr, Brady Thomas, Evan Marzilli and Kyle Enders. They set a stadium record with 25 hits. The Gamecocks scored 11 runs in the fourth and fifth innings to rally from an 8-4 deficit.
Six Gamecock pitchers allowed 16 hits and five home runs. Tyler Webb earned the win to even his record at 2-2. The Gamecocks return to action Wednesday night at home against Winthrop.
Assocate head coach Chad Holbrook addresses the media
Outfielder Whit Merrified post game interview