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Gamecock baseball team completes weekend sweep of Rider

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Nolan Belcher and Tyler Webb combined for 6th ranked South Carolina's second shutout in the last three games as the Gamecocks defeated Rider 1-0 to sweep a three-game series at Carolina Stadium Sunday.

South Carolina is 13-2 with Rider 6-4 for the season.

Belcher went seven-plus innings and allowed no runs on eight hits with no walks and seven strikeouts.  Belcher has not allowed a run in 18 consecutive innings of work.  He is now 3-1 on the year. 

Webb continued his success out of the bullpen to earn his fifth save of the season. 

Joey Pankake homered for the fourth time in the last five games.

Rider out-hit the Gamecocks 11-5 but couldn't get any runners across the plate.

South Carolina hosts USC Upstate Tuesday night.  First pitch at Carolina Stadium is set for 7 p.m. 

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