Pacers close season with win
USC AIKEN 5 GA SOUTHWESTERN 2
AMERICUS, Ga. — The nationally third-ranked and 2013 Peach Belt Conference regular-season champion USC Aiken completed a sweep of Georgia Southwestern on Saturday with a 5-2 victory over the Hurricanes.
The USCA (41-9, 24-6 PBC) victory over Georgia Southwestern (15-31, 5-22 PBC) on Saturday allows the Pacers to close the regular-season having won 14 of its last 15 games. The Pacers have won a school-record tying seven straight away games. The 2006 USCA baseball team also won seven straight away games at one point.
USCA kicked off its win on Saturday with Branden Millhouse being walked. Tyler Moore then singled him over to second to place a runner in scoring position. After steals by Millhouse and Moore, Bryce Baur was walked to load the bases for the Pacers.
Bill Gerstenslager, who tripled in the contest, brought Millhouse home next by hitting a sacrifice fly to left field.
The score would remain 1-0 in USCA’s favor until the top of the fourth inning. JJ Loker brought Baur home in the inning on a single to give the Pacers a 2-0 advantage.
USCA would go on to add single runs in the top of the fifth, seventh and eighth innings.
Ryan Milewski dealt the first eight innings of the game in claiming the win on the hill. Milewski (6-3) fanned three.
The Peach Belt Conference regular-season champion Pacers will next enter the 2013 Peach Belt Conference Baseball Tournament as the No. 1 seed.
The 2013 Peach Belt Conference Baseball Tournament will be contested May 8-12 at Dolny Stadium in Greenwood.