Gamecocks finish sweep of Cats

South Carolina got a two-run homer from LB Dantzler and capped a three-game sweep of Kentucky on Sunday with 3-1 win over the struggling Wildcats, who dropped their third straight SEC series.

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina capped a three-game sweep of Kentucky on Sunday with 3-1 win over the struggling Wildcats, who dropped their third straight SEC series.

The 14th-ranked Gamecocks got a two-run homer from LB Dantzler and strong starting effort from Jack Wynkoop (5-2). The freshman left-hander worked a career-high eight innings and allowed only an RBI double to UK's A.J. Reed. Tyler Webb worked the ninth inning to pick up his 12th save for South Carolina (31-10, 11-7 SEC).

Kentucky (24-15, 7-11 SEC) has lost nine of its last 11 games since climbing to No. 7 in the rankings. The Cats entered this weekend's series ranked No. 17, but will likely drop out of the polls next week.

Corey Littrell (4-3) suffered the loss in his 10th start of the year. The junior left-hander recorded his 21st career quality start, allowing only five hits and three runs over 7.2 innings, but could not get enough support from the UK bats.

Reed went 3-for-4 to lead the Cats at the plate.


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