South Carolina knocks Kentucky out of the SEC tournament

05/26/2017 07:44 PM

The eleventh-seeded South Carolina Gamecocks live to see another day in the SEC tournament, knocking off three-seeded Kentucky 3-1. The loss eliminates Kentucky from the tournament.

Kentucky held a 1-0 lead until South Carolina’s T.J. Hopkins hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh off of Logan Salow. The South Carolina bullpen limited Kentucky’s comeback efforts.

Kentucky’s lone run was unearned, coming in the top of the first inning. The Wildcats totaled six hits, compared to South Carolina’s two.

Sophomore Justin Lewis had a strong outing, allowing just one hit through 5.1 innings.

Kentucky’s seed in the NCAA tournament will be revealed on May 29 during the NCAA baseball selection show at noon on ESPN2.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.


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