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      USC tallies season-high in hits to clinch series over Vols

      The Gamecocks recorded a season-high 17 hits and defeated Tennessee 12-8 on Saturday afternoon in Knoxville.

      KNOXVILLE (USC SID)- Eleventh ranked South Carolina pounded out a season-high 17 hits and all nine starters reached base at least once as the Gamecocks defeated Tennessee 12-8 to clinch the three-game series at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The Gamecocks are now 25-7 and 7-4 in the SEC.

      The 17-hit performance for the Gamecocks featured three-hit games from Connor Bright, Graham Saiko and Chase Vergason, all tying their career-highs. Dante Rosenberg doubled twice and drove in a career-high three runs. Vergason and Schrock each homered with Schrock, Tanner English and Joey Pankake driving in two runs apiece.

      Adam Westmoreland struck out six and walked none in his six-inning stint to pick up the win in relief.

      The series concludes on Sunday afternoon with first pitch at 2 p.m.