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Penn battled back from an early deficit, but a pair of South Carolina solo homers in the eighth inning on Sunday lifted the Gamecocks to a 6-5 victory and a three-game series sweep of the Quakers. 

Cole McGonigal ripped his second homer of the weekend in the top portion of the eighth to give the Quakers a one-run advantage. Unfortunately for Penn, reliever Carson Ozmer struggled and surrendered three runs, including the two solo blasts in the eighth, in the loss. 

Ryan Dromboski made his first career start on the bump for Penn, collecting six strikeouts over three innings. He surrendered two runs on two hits and four walks. 

Davis Baker finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs for Penn, while Jarrett Pokrovsky and Nate Polo chipped in with two hits each. 

Though it doesn't show in the win column, the Quakers hung with the No. 23 Gamecocks all weekend, losing the three contests by a combined five runs. Penn also is the first club this season to keep South Carolina under ten runs in a game, and the Quakers did it three times this weekend. 

Penn returns to the diamond next weekend with a three-game series at Lamar. 

In other local D-I action 
North Florida 9, Villanova 7 
A curfew stoppage halted a Wildcats' comeback attempt in the eighth inning. Cameron Hassert hit a three-run blast in the eighth to bring Villanova to within two runs. Craig Larsen finished 3-for-5 while Luke Mutz scored three runs and drove in a pair.
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