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Winthrop baseball sweeps Charleston Southern

The Winthrop Eagles won both games of a doubleheader and swept the series on Sunday against conference foe Charleston Southern, winning 3-1 and 4-1.

The Eagles (32-14, 10-8 Big South) have won ten games straight and passed Charleston Southern in the Big South Conference standings. The Bucs drop to 20-22, 9-9.

Senior Chad Smith went 3-for-5 on the day with an RBI and one run scored.

Matt Crohan earned his fourth conference win, pitching 8 2/3 innings in Game 1 and allowing one run on eight hits.

Josh Strong earned the win in Game 2, getting the second complete game of his career while allowing one run on eight hits.

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Georgia Tech 5, Clemson 4

Georgia Tech hit three two-out singles in the 10th inning to score two runs in its 5-4 win over Clemson. The Yellow Jackets, who won the series 2-1, improved to 26-17, 11-13 in the ACC.

After Matt Gonzalez’s two-run homer in the first inning, Clemson scored the next three runs, the last two coming on solo homers by Weston Wilson and Steven Duggar in the top of the fifth. Wade Bailey tied the score at 3 when he scored on Thomas Smith’s two-out infield single in the bottom of the fifth inning. Reed Rohlman’s run-scoring single in the top of the 10th inning gave Clemson a 4-3 lead.

Zac Ryan (7-1) earned the win despite allowing a run in the 10th inning. Clate Schmidt (1-2) took the loss. The Tigers fell to 23-21, 10-14.

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Tennessee 10, South Carolina 4

South Carolina raced out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first but Tennessee rallied with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the frame and a six-run sixth inning on the way to a 10-4 victory in the rubber game of a three-game series. The Gamecocks fall to 26-19, 9-12 SEC with Tennessee now 18-21, 7-14.

Carolina left-hander Josh Reagan (1-2) suffered the loss, allowing five runs on seven hits in five-plus innings with a walk and three strikeouts.

With the Gamecocks ahead 3-2 in the sixth inning, Tennessee sent 12 batters to the plate and scored six runs to take an 8-3 lead.

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