USC completed its second sweep of an SEC opponent Sunday with an 11-6 win over Kentucky in Lexington. Earlier in the season the Gamecocks swept Florida. It’s their first SEC sweep on the road since a trip to Tennessee in 2017. With the win, the Gamecocks improve to 31-18 overall and 15-12 in the SEC, and they are guaranteed no worse than a .500 league mark for the regular season. The Gamecocks will close out the regular season next weekend at home against Tennessee.
Andrew Eyster, who had a grand slam and five RBIs Saturday, again sparked the offense with four hits and four RBIs. Brady Allen, Wes Clarke and Josiah Sightler each had two RBIs. Sightler hit his seventh homer of the season, a two run blast, in the third as the Gamecocks jumped on top 3-0. They added three for in the fourth for a 6-0 lead. And they put the game away with a three run seventh for a 10-3 lead.
Thomas Farr earned his first career SEC victory. He went 5.2 innings and allowed seven hits and three runs, two earned. He improved to 3-5 on the season. Andrew Peters, Julian Bosnic and Will Sanders finished up.
The Gamecocks will host Appalachian State Tuesday night.