USC Aiken Completes Three-Game League Sweep of Georgia Southwestern
AIKEN, S.C. – The nationally 14th-ranked University of South Carolina Aiken baseball team swept a doubleheader from Peach Belt Conference foe Georgia Southwestern on Saturday afternoon at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.
USC Aiken (19-6, 10-5 PBC) blanked the Hurricanes, 6-0, in game one before taking a 6-3 victory in game two.
The twinbill sweep on Saturday garnered USC Aiken a three-game sweep of Georgia Southwestern (4-22, 2-12 PBC). The Pacers earned a 10-2 win in the series opener on Friday, Mar. 16.
USC Aiken overall outscored Georgia Southwestern, 22-5, in the three-game league series.
Ryan Milewski (West Boylston, Mass./West Boylston) pitched a complete game for the Pacers in game one on Saturday. Milewski fanned five in his nine innings on the hill. He allowed eight hits in his complete game shutout victory.
Milewski is now 4-0 on the 2012 season.
Frank Ambrosino took the loss in game one. He allowed 12 hits and six runs in his 7.2 innings on the mound. He is now 0-2 on the season.
USC Aiken out-hit Georgia Southwestern, 12-8, in game one. Four Pacers finished with multiple hits with Stephen Carmon (Camden, S.C./Camden), Josh Miller (Chapin, S.C./Chapin), Will Tankersley (Thomson, Ga./Thomson) and Ty Barkell (Denver, Colo./Palmer Ridge) all ending the game with two hits.
Blane Parker led the Hurricanes in the first game on Saturday with three hits.
USC Aiken scored all six of its runs in four of its final five at-bats as a team in the game with the Pacers scoring single runs in the first and fifth innings before posting two-run innings in the seventh and eighth innings.
In the second game on Saturday, USC Aiken out-hit Georgia Southwestern, 10-7.
Bourdo's two hits in game two helped him extended his hitting streak to 16 games. He has now reached base in 23 straight games.
Miller did not manage multiple hits in game two with only one, but he was able to extend his hitting streak to double-digits as well in the game. He has now hit safely in 10 straight games.
Michael Coffey and Jarrod Taylor led the Hurricanes in game two with two hits each.
Derek Beasley (Harlem, Ga./Harlem) pitched the first five innings to record the win on the hill for USC Aiken in game two. Beasley (4-1) struck out two in his five innings. Taylor Grover (North Augusta, S.C./Midland Valley) dealt the final 1.1 innings to claim the save for the Pacers. Grover now has two saves on the year.
Matt Weaver (1-4) suffered the loss for Georgia Southwestern in game two. He allowed five runs and eight hits in six innings on the mound.