Arkansas 5, South Carolina 3

Matt Vinson hit a two-run RBI single with two outs in the top of the 11th, giving Arkansas the go-ahead runs in a 5-3 win over No. 5 South Carolina on Sunday.

Matt Vinson hit a two-run RBI single with two outs in the top of the 11th, giving Arkansas the go-ahead runs in a 5-3 win over No. 5 South Carolina on Sunday.

The No. 17 Razorbacks (17-7, 4-2 SEC) became the first team to sweep a three-game series at South Carolina since 1999 and the first to do so at Carolina Stadium.

Randall Fant tied a career-long with 6 2/3 innings on the mound for the Razorbacks, striking out a career-high seven batters and walking his first batter of the year. The senior left-hander suffered a no-decision, though, after the Gamecocks scored two runs following a two-out error in the seventh inning to tie the game 3-3.

South Carolina (18-6, 2-4) stranded the bases loaded in the seventh and eighth, and two runners in the ninth and 11th innings. Colby Suggs struck out two batters in the 11th and got Joey Pankake to groundout to end the game.

Trey Killian, who recorded the only batter he faced in the 10th inning, earned the win. Brandon Moore and Jalen Beeks also pitched out of the Arkansas bullpen.

The Gamecocks took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an L.B. Dantzler RBI single, but the Razorbacks tied the game in the top of the second on a Dominic Ficociello fielder's choice to score Brian Anderson, who walked to leadoff the inning. Anderson reached base in of his six at-bats.

Arkansas took the lead in the fourth when Anderson scored for the second time on a Willie Schwanke RBI single. Schwanke scored later in the inning on a RBI single from Jacob Morris, who recorded a RBI hit for the fourth consecutive game.

Tyler Webb was credited the loss after pitching 4 2/3 innings of relief, allowing two runs and striking out six. South Carolina starter Jack Wynkoop pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits.

The Razorbacks swept their second consecutive SEC road series, having also done so at Tennessee last year. Arkansas will host Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday at Baum Stadium and Wednesday at Dickey-Stephens Ballpark in North Little Rock.

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