USC comes from behind to beat Texas A&M

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - LB Dantzler smashed a two-run double off the left field wall in the sixth inning to bring South Carolina back from a two-run deficit, and Graham Saiko delivered the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as No. 14 South Carolina rallied for a 3-2 win over Texas A&M Thursday night at Carolina Stadium.

The Gamecocks improve to 20-6 and 3-4 in the SEC while the loss drops Texas A&M to 18-9 and 5-2 in league play. The Aggies came into the series tied for first place in the SEC.

Adam Westmoreland earned his second win of the season and Tyler Webb notched his ninth save of the year, as the two combined with starter Evan Beal to strike out 17 Texas A&M hitters.

Westmoreland, a Brookland-Cayce High School alum, pitched 3.2 scoreless innings of relief and struck out a season-best seven batters. Webb allowed just one hit and struck out four. Beal struck out five of the first six batters he faced but left the game after allowing runs in the third and fourth innings.

The series continues Friday at Carolina Stadium. First pitch is set for 7:00pm. The Gamecocks can clinch their second SEC series of the season with a win.