After a rough series against Clemson this weekend, the Gamecocks righted the ship against the visiting Terriers tonight.
South Carolina was on the board in the first inning, taking a 1-0 lead. Jonah Bride and John Jones knocked back-to-back one-out singles, then with two outs, Dom Thompson-Williams got a base hit of his own to bring Bride home. The Gamecocks had a chance to really do some damage, but LT Tolbert flew out with the bases loaded and two outs to end the threat.
Wofford tied the game and scored their only run in the third inning on an RBI single by Derek Hirsch. South Carolina responded in the bottom of the inning by regaining the lead. Jones walked to lead things off, and with one out, DTW walked and Chris Cullen singled. With the bases loaded, Tolbert came through with a two-run single, and a Terriers error allowed a third run to score, making it 4-1 in favor of the home team.
The Gamecocks tacked on another run in the fifth inning. Alex Destino got things going with a walk, DTW singled, and Cullen knocked an RBI base hit to put South Carolina up 5-1.
The final runs of the night came in the seventh inning, when Destino led off with a single and DTW belted a two-run homer. Wofford made things interesting with two runners on in the ninth inning, but the Terriers weren't able to capitalize on that opportunity.
Starting pitcher Adam Hill did a nice job, but only worked three innings. Tyler Johnson, Brandon Murray, and Matt Vogel also took the mound for the Gamecocks tonight.
With the win, South Carolina improves to 11-2, while Wofford drops to 10-4. The Gamecocks will be back in action on Wednesday, when they host Furman. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. at Founder's Park.