South Carolina Takes Game 1

South Carolina Takes Game 1

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South Carolina Takes Game 1

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South Carolina defeated Clemson 6-3 Friday night in Columbia.  Clemson jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but couldn’t score after the second inning.

The Gamecocks hit three homers on the night.  Scott Weismann went five innings and gave up four earned runs and six hits.  Michael Roth once again gave the Clemson hitters fits as he went seven innings and didn’t give up any earned runs. 

Phil Pohl was 2-3 on the night as the designated hitter. 

Things looked good for the Tigers early as they plated three runs to take a 3-0 lead after the top of the second inning.  Richie Shaffer walked to lead things off for the Tigers.  John Hinson reached on an error advancing Shaffer to second.  Hinson and Shaffer advanced on a Kieboom sacrifice.  With two outs Phil Pohl doubled to left field scoring Shaffer and Hinson.  Jason Stolz singled to center scoring Pohl.

South Carolina bounced right back in the bottom of the second.  Brady Thomas hit a two-run homer to cut the lead to 3-2.

In the fifth inning Christian Walker hit a two-run homer off Weismann to give South Carolina their first lead at 4-3.  Scott Wingo hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to give South Carolina some insurance.

Clemson moved to 5-2 on the season with the loss.  The Tigers and Gamecocks will play again at 4:00 Saturday afternoon at Flour field.  Kevin Brady will get the start for Clemson as he looks for his second win in a week at Flour field.

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