Arkansas scored two runs in the top of the 11th inning to defeat USC 5-3 Sunday afternoon at Carolina Stadium to complete a three game SEC sweep of the Gamecocks. It marks the first time since 1999 against Kentucky that USC has been swept at home in an SEC series. The Gamecocks fall to 18-6 overall and 2-4 in the SEC while Arkansas improves to 18-7 and 4-2.
Razorback left fielder Matt Wilson delivered the game winning runs in the 11th with a bases loaded, two out single to center off Gamecock closer Tyler Webb who was working in his fifth inning of relief. It was Vinson’s third hit of the game.
The Gamecocks threatened in the bottom of the 11th getting runners on first and second with two outs but Joey Pankake grounded out to short to end the game.
The Gamecocks struggles at the plate in the series continued Sunday as they scratched out only six hits. They managed just 15 hits in the series and were outscored 24-8. Arkansas had 12 hits on Sunday and finished with 35 hits for the weekend.
Webb (0-1) took the loss after working 4.2 innings. He allowed 4 hits and 2 runs while striking out 6 and walking 3. Jack Wynkoop started and pitched 4.2 innings giving up 3 runs on 7 hits. Curt Britt pitched 1.2 innings and gave up 1 hit and walked a batter.
The Gamecocks play at The College of Charleston Tuesday night and will open a three game SEC series at home with Texas A&M Thursday night.