From the University of South Carolina
Auburn, Ala. – South Carolina's winning streak was snapped at 13 games on Sunday afternoon as Auburn scored 10 runs in the first six innings on its way to a 10-6 victory over the Gamecocks in the final game of a three-game SEC baseball series. Carolina is now 19-5 and 5-1 in the SEC while the loss drops Auburn to 17-7 and 4-2 in conference play.
Despite the loss, Carolina leaves the Plains with a series victory over the Tigers, its 11th straight dating back to the 1998 season. The Gamecocks return home to host The Citadel on Tuesday night with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m. at Carolina Stadium.
Auburn starting pitcher Grant Dayton earned the win after 7.1 innings of work allowing five runs on nine hits with a pair of strikeouts. He is now 3-1 on the year. Carolina starter Tyler Webb lasted only one-plus innings and allowed four runs, three earned, on four hits with a walk and a hit batter. He is now 1-2 on the year.
South Carolina lost despite a 12-9 advantage in hits, the first time this season South Carolina has lost a game when out-hitting its opponent. Merrifield, Bradley, Bangs and Wingo all tallied two hits for the Gamecocks. Bradley drove in a pair of runs with Bangs also tallying three RBI. Creede Simpson was 3-for-4 for Auburn with Justin Hargett also recording two hits on the afternoon for the Tigers.