Conference Record: 3-0
Next Opponent: Charleston Southern
Location: Lindsey Nelson Stadium
Friday 7 PM 7-1 South Carolina
Saturday 2 PM 6-4 South Carolina
Sunday 2 PM 10-2 South Carolina
Conference Record: 0-3
Next Opponent: Marshall
Best Offensive Performance
This weekend was a complete effort offensively for the Gamecocks. Friday night consisted of multi-hit games from Chris Cullen, Jonah Bride, Madison Stokes, and Jacob Olson. Olsen and Cullen both homered to lift the Gamecocks to a 7-1 victory. Jonah Bride was the hero in Saturday’s extra innings affair with a 3-run homer. South Carolina only need four hits to beat the Vols on Saturday in extras 6-4. Sunday seemed like batting practice for the Gamecocks in a 10-2 victory. Eight Gamecock starters had a hit, including five with multi-hit games. Alex Destino and Madison Stokes both hit home runs combining for five RBI’s.
Best Pitching Performance
The best pitching performances of the weekend belonged to Adam Hill and freshman Colby Lee. Adam Hill was able to start on Friday night in the absence of Clarke Schmidt and earn his first victory of the season. Hill threw six strong innings, allowing only one run and six hits and striking out five. Reed Scott closed out the remaining three innings on Friday night only allowing one hit and striking out three. Freshman Colby Lee pitched outstanding in relief for the Gamecocks on Sunday afternoon. Lee threw four scoreless innings striking out five and only allowing one batter to reach base.
What’s Next for South Carolina
South Carolina will play Charleston Southern at Founders Park on Wednesday at 7 PM. Charleston Southern was 10-6 coming into Sunday struggling away from home with just a 1-4 record. A starting pitcher for South Carolina has not been announced.
What’s Next for Tennessee?
Tennessee will face Marshall on Wednesday at 6 PM. Marshall is coming off of a series win against conference opponent UTSA. The Thundering Herd are off to a 10-7 start to the 2017 campaign.