COLUMBIA, S.C. – USC Upstate starting pitcher Trey Van Der Weide had a career outing against South Carolina but it was not enough as Jonah Beamon singled in the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Gamecocks a 1-0 victory on Tuesday evening at Founders Park.
The Spartans have now lost five in a row dating back to last Wednesday night, but the close loss gives USC Upstate hope heading into the final weekend of action. USC Upstate is now 22-27 on the season, while South Carolina is now 27-25 on the year.
Bottom 9th: Wes Clarke crushed a double off the 380 marker in left center field to give the Gamecocks a runner in scoring position with no outs. Jacob English came into the game to pinch run for South Carolina. With two outs in the inning the Spartans looked poised to force the game into extra innings, then Jonah Beamon singled up the middle to give the Gamecocks the game winning run.
- Trey Van Der Weide had a career outing against South Carolina on Tuesday night. The junior left-hander threw a career high 8.2 innings allowing just one earned run in the process. Van Der Weide struck out five Gamecock batters on Tuesday evening.
- Five different Spartans collected hits against the Gamecock pitching staff.
- Wes Clarke led the Gamecock offense with a 3-for-4 day at the plate, Jonah Beamon went 2-for-4 with the lone RBI in the contest.
- USC Upstate will be back in action at home this weekend against Winthrop in their final home series of the season.
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