GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Shortstop Marcus Mooney had three RBIs, starter Jack Wynkoop gave up two runs in more than six innings of work and South Carolina clinched its annual showdown series with Clemson with a 10-2 victory on Saturday.
The Gamecocks (9-0) built a five-run lead in the third inning and held off the Tigers (6-3) for a second consecutive game. South Carolina won 9-6 Friday night. The teams close the series Sunday at Clemson.
Wynkoop (3-0) scattered nine hits while Joel Seddon worked three innings of hitless relief to earn his third save of the season and second of the series.
Clemson cut the lead to 5-2 in the fifth on Chris Okey's RBI groundout, but could get no closer.
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