Wes Clarke leads South Carolina with six home runs early in the 2020 season.
None were bigger than his 12th-inning blast Monday night, which lifted South Carolina to a 3-1 win over Furman at Fluor Field in Greenville.
With Noah Myers on first, Clarke drove a pitch deep over the centerfield wall to break a 1-1 tie.
Cam Tringali got the win for South Carolina after pitching five shutout innings with seven strikeouts.
Parker Coyne started the game and allowed just one run on a solo home run over four innings. Graham Lawson relieved Coyne and threw two scoreless innings before leaving the game with an apparent injury.
Tringali replaced Lawson and was flawless as the South Carolina bullpen bounced back after four rough outings in the past two weeks. TJ Shook pitched a scoreless 12th inning to earn his second save as the Gamecocks held Furman to just three hits.
After Furman took an early lead, South Carolina tied it on a RBI triple by Jeff Heinrich. The Gamecocks had 10 hits but could not score again until Clarke's extra-inning home run.
South Carolina improved to 8-4 on the season. The Gamecocks are scheduled to play Boston College at Founders Park at 7 p.m. Wednesday night, weather permitting.