The much anticipated three game showdown in Austin between USC and Texas ended dismally for the Gamecocks on Sunday afternoon with an 8-5 loss which gave the Longhorns a sweep of the series. The Gamecocks fall to 11-3 with their third straight loss while the Longhorns improve to 11-5.
Wes Clarke tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the 3rd with his 9th home run of the season. But Texas scored 2 runs in the third and 4 in the 4th for an 8-2 lead. The Gamecocks scored once in the 5th and twice in the 9th. They got the tying run to the plate in the 9th but a fielder’s choice ended the game.
The Gamecocks had 10 hits and drew 5 walks but stranded 13 baserunners. They also committed three errors that led to two unearned runs.
Julian Bosnic started and took the loss for the Gamecocks. He allowed 4 earned runs and 4 hits. He walked 4 and struck out 3. Braylen Wimmer had a career high 4 hits.
The Gamecocks return home to face Davidson Tuesday night at Founders Park.