Red-hot #Gamecocks scald ‘Dawgs 12-1 to sweep series (AUDIO)

Jack Mahoney pitched the Gamecocks to their 20th win, Sunday (Gamecock Athletics)

The results are hard to ignore. After winning 20 of 21 games out of the gate and steamrolling through its first conference opponent, South Carolina looks like a bona fide contender. The Gamecocks won their 11th straight game in dominant fashion, Sunday, as USC pounded Georgia 12-1 in seven innings at Foley Field in Athens to complete a sweep of the Bulldogs.

Gavin Casas and Will McGillis each hit a pair of homers to lead the onslaught. Casas now has a team-high 14 home runs and McGillis has 11. Ethan Petry (.447) drove in his 32nd run, tying him with Casas for the team lead in RBIs. McGillis reached base five times, stole a base and scored four runs from his leadoff spot. Eight different Gamecocks drove home a run in the rout.

Jack Mahoney (3-0, 1.91) threw the first six innings, giving up just one run on a long ball in the fourth. James Hicks (0.69) got some light work in the seventh, retiring all three Bulldogs he faced on 11 pitches to nail down the Gamecocks second run-rule victory of the weekend.

USC (20-1, 3-0) will next head up I-77 to face Charlotte at Truist Field, Tuesday. First pitch between the Gamecocks and the 49ers is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.

Box Score

Mark Kingston postgame

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