Another SEC Baseball Upset

South Carolina walked it off to upset Kentucky. Let's recap the big win for the Gamecocks.
Gamecocks catcher Dalton Reeves (44) with a two run homer in the top of the ninth inning against
Gamecocks catcher Dalton Reeves (44) with a two run homer in the top of the ninth inning against / Cyndi Chambers Sports/Special to the

The 24th ranked South Carolina Gamecocks hit a walkoff home run to upset the fourth ranked Kentucky Wildcats in game one.

Roman Kimball got the start for the Gamecocks and had a solid outing. In three innings of work, Kimball struck out four batters and allowed two hits, two walks, and one earned run. Ty Good relieved him and threw five innings and struck out seven batters. Chris Veach got the win in relief.

Trey Pooser got the start for the Wildcats and had a great outing. In seven innings on the mound, Pooser struck out 11 batters and allowed four hits, three walks, and one earned run. The Kentucky bullpen allowed five runs after Pooser was pulled.

The scoring began in the third inning for both teams. Kentucky got on the board first with a solo home run from Ryan Waldschmidt. South Carolina followd with a run scoring single from Kennedy Jones. This made the score 1-1.

The offenses went silent until the ninth inning. Kentucky scored three runs on a two run single by Ryan Nicholson and a run scoring sacrifice bunt by Patrick Herrera. South Carolina followed with three runs in the bottom of the ninth. These three runs came on solo home runs by Blake Jackson, Dalton Reeves, and Gavin Casas. This made the score 4-4.

In the top of the tenth, Kentucky scored a run on a run scoring single by Nick Lopez to give the Wildcats a 5-4 lead. Then in the bottom half of the tenth, Blake Jackson comes up to the plate with a man on. He sends a ball to the left field wall and at first Jackson stopped at second out of uncertainity of a home run, but the umpires decided it went over the fence.

The Gamecocks win with a final score of 6-5 in ten innings. This improved South Carolina's record to 28-13, with a 10-9 conference record. Kentucky dropped to 32-8, with a 15-4 conference record.