Blog – Final: No. 15 South Carolina 5, No. 23 Mississippi State 3 (with video)

Records: S. Carolina (39-15, 17-11), MSU (39-16, 15-14)

Attendance: 6,932

Game time: 3:13

Winning pitcher: Adam Westmoreland (7-1)

Losing pitcher: C.T. Bradford (0-1)

Save: Tyler Webb (16)

Play of the game: Grayson Greiner’s two-run home run in the top of the 10th inning to put the Gamecocks ahead 5-3

Big inning: MSU pitcher C.T. Bradford started the top of the 10th inning with two easy outs. He issued a two-out walk. The Bulldogs went to Daryl Norris and Greiner took the 0-0 offering out of the park for the game winner.

Stat of the game: MSU’s Hunter Renfroe was 0-4 with runners on. He left six on. He is 0-7 for the weekend with runners on. He has left 13 on.

Top Dawg: Alex Detz had four hits including a double. He reached base all five times, as he was walked in the fourth inning.

Multiple hits: S. Carolina (Greiner 3), MSU (Detz 4, Adam Frazier 2, Brett Pirtle 2)

Quote of the night: “It’s really just another baseball game. We will treat it like any other day. Everyone will come out and just try to win the ballgame. You wake up in the morning and it’s a new day.” – Alex Detz on the opportunity to win the series tomorrow

Song to describe game: Slide by the Goo Goo Dolls Greiner hit a 0-0 slider from Norris out of the park for a two-run home run in the 10th inning for the game winner.

Notes: 

1. Renfroe threw out Joey Pankake from right field at third base in the first inning for his fifth assist of the season

2. Pirtle extended his reached base safely streak to 28 games

3. MSU starter Kendall Graveman retired nine-straight from the second inning to the fourth

4. Frazier now has 23 multiple hit games for the season

5. MSU has drawn a single-season record 233,039 this season. The previous mark was 233,015 in 2003

Video: 

Head coach John Cohen

Junior 3B Alex Detz

Junior 2B Brett Pirtle

Senior RHP Kendall Graveman

What it means: The Gamecocks lock up the No. 4 seed and a first round bye in next week’s SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala. The Bulldogs can now finish anywhere from No. 5 to No. 8 in the SEC depending on what happens tomorrow. The winner of tomorrow’s game will more than likely host a regional.

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