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Tanner gets 1,000th win with USC

South Carolina won a pitchers' duel Sunday at Vanderbilt, defeating the Commodores 2-0 for a series victory and the 1,000th win of Ray Tanner's career.

Tanner reached the milestone in the second attempt. He is the 44th coach in Division I to reach the milestone.

"I'm grateful to be where I am," Tanner said. "I think I have one of the better jobs in the country and I'm just a part of a team. Like I said before, I've never made any pitches, I've never gotten any hits, I've never made any plays. I'm just proud to be part of this program."

USC (25-7, 9-3 SEC) scored a run in the first and ninth innings and outhit Vanderbilt (26-8, 6-6 SEC) 4-2. Whit Merrifield had two hits, including a solo home run. Adrian Morales batted in the team's other run.

Jay Brown pitched 61/3 innings, allowed two hits and struck out two to earn the victory. Matt Price struck out three in two innings of work to get the save.

The Gamecocks play at The Citadel on Wednesday before returning home for a three-game weekend series against Mississippi.

WINTHROP 7, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 3: Adam Gliebe's two-run single in the sixth inning broke a 3-all tie and helped the Eagles to its second victory of the weekend at Charleston Southern.

The Eagles improve to 15-16 overall, 3-6 in Big South play, while the Buccaneers fall to 15-20 and 4-7.

"Hopefully, this is a step in the right direction for us," said Eagles coach Joe Hudak. "To win a series on the road is always good, but to win a series on the road after losing game one is exceptional."

Winthrop's Wade Newman (3-2) gave up three runs on seven hits in six innings. He walked three batters and tied his career-high for strikeouts with eight.

"Wade made some really good pitches when he needed to," Hudak said. "I thought he threw a good game."

Andrew White (1-3) took the loss after allowing five runs on seven hits, three walks and two strikeouts in six innings.

Gliebe and Tyler Cook each had a team-high three hits in the series finale, while Gliebe drove in three runs.

Winthrop will return to action at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Charlotte.

DUKE 7, CLEMSON 2: Freshman right-hander Chase Bebout allowed two runs in a career-high 71/3 innings to lead Duke (19-13, 5-10 ACC) to a series-clinching win against visiting Clemson (23-10, 10-5).

Bebout (4-0) allowed six hits and five walks while striking out five.

Clemson will host Western Carolina on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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