There wasn't a ton of offense in this game, but like in Saturday's contest, the Gamecocks did enough to come away with another win.
South Carolina scored the only runs of the day in the fourth inning. Dom Thompson-Williams led off with a double, advanced to third on a sac fly from LT Tolbert, and came home on another sac fly by TJ Hopkins. Matt Williams followed that up with his first career homer.
Charleston Southern threatened to get on the board a few times. In the sixth inning, they had the bases loaded with one out, but a very fortunate double play helped the Gamecocks escape unscathed. That was the biggest threat South Carolina faced, until the ninth inning, when the Buccaneers had two on and one out.
Throughout the game, South Carolina had a number of chances to add to their run total, but they repeatedly weren't able to capitalize. They've been pretty good about clutch hitting so far this season, but today all they could manage was advancing runners, not getting them all the way home.
Starting pitcher Adam Hill had a solid outing, working 5.1 innings and allowing only four hits, no runs, walking one batter and striking out eight. Tyler Johnson and Josh Reagan also took the mound in this game, and they did a nice job as well. Hill earned the win, making him 4-0 this season, and Reagan got the save, his sixth.
With the win, the Gamecocks improve to 15-2, while Charleston Southern drops to 8-8. South Carolina will be back in action on Tuesday, when they travel to Greenville to take on USC Upstate. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Fluor Field.