Auburn snaps USC winning streak

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.