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Dantzler powers Gamecocks to 12-4 win over Davidson

COLUMBIA -- LB Dantzler homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs as fifth-ranked South Carolina defeated Davidson, 12-4, on Wednesday at Carolina Stadium.

Dantzler, who went 3 for 3, crushed a two-run home run in the first inning and added a three-run blast in the sixth, his team-leading sixth homer on the year. He also leads the squad with 23 RBIs.

Max Schrock and Kyle Martin each had two hits for the Gamecocks (15-2), who had 13 hits in the contest.

South Carolina freshman reliever Curt Britt earned his first career win, working two perfect innings.

South Carolina starting pitcher Joel Seddon was effective in his first start of the season. He worked four scoreless innings and allowed just two hits with two walks to go with a career-high six strikeouts.

Davidson starting pitcher Rob Caudill took the loss, allowing four runs on five hits in two innings.

Davidson (6-8) scored one run in the eighth and three in the ninth.

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