Stellar pitching, backed by a good game from both the defense and the offense, led the Gamecocks a 7-0 win in their second game against the RedHawks.
Neither team could get much going early. Wynkoop retired the first six batters he faced with only 13 pitches. The Gamecocks scored their first run of the afternoon in the 2nd inning after a walk by Connor Bright, who then scored on a throwing error.
The game remained 1-0 until the 6th, when the Gamecocks got two more unearned runs off of a pair of errors by the RedHawks to take a 3-0 lead. South Carolina broke the game wide open in the 7th inning. Schrock walked to start the inning, then Martin singled and Caldwell followed that up with another walk to load the bases with no outs. Connor Bright came to the plate and sent one into the opposing bullpen for a grand slam that pushed the lead to 7-0.
Jack Wynkoop was absolutely fantastic in this game. He struck out 5 and allowed only three hits in his eight innings pitched.
The Gamecocks are now 11-3 and the RedHawks fall to 2-7 on the season. Freshman RHP Clarke Schmidt will get his first career start for the Gamecocks in the series finale on Sunday at 1:30 pm.