USC eliminated from SEC Tournament, Schrock injured
Thu, 23 May 2013 22:52:13 GMT —
HOOVER, Ala. (WACH/AP) -- Conrad Gregor singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Vanderbilt a 4-3 win over South Carolina Thursday in an elimination game of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Tony Kemp led off with a single and the top-seeded Commodores (49-8) eventually loaded the bases with one out against three relievers.
The Gamecocks (39-18) had intentionally walked Connor Harrell, who had two hits. Gregor delivered his second single of the game to score Kemp.
South Carolina second baseman Max Schrock was injured on the final play of the game when he collided with Harrell while trying to make a play on Gregor's grounder. Schrock took a knee to the back of the head on the play. After the game, head coach Chad Holbrook said Schrock suffered a concussion on the play.
The infielder suffered a slight concussion when he was involved in a similar situation earlier this season. A baserunner for The Citadel collided with him while Schrock was covering first base on a sacrifice bunt.
Carson Fulmer (2-0) gave up three hits and one run in the final 4-1/3 innings for Vandy. Vince Conde added two doubles.
South Carolina starter Jordan Montgomery allowed just three unearned runs and stuck out eight in 7-2/3 innings. LB Dantzler had tied the game at 3-3 with a solo homer in the seventh after the Commodores opened a 3-0 lead.