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#5 South Carolina at #15 Clemson Game 1 Recap: Gamecocks Top Tigers 2-0

Gamecocks open rivalry weekend with shutout victory over Tigers

In the first game of this weekend's rivalry series, both teams were quiet for the first half of he game, though Clemson had several chances to score (thank for not doing the thing, Tigers).

The Gamecocks finally ended the shutout in the sixth inning, taking a 2-0 lead. TJ Hopkins led off the sixth inning by reaching base on an error, then advanced on a Jonah Bride bunt. Matt Williams singled and then Alex Destino struck out, but another error brought home both runners.

‪South Carolina was honestly lucky to come away with this win, and hopefully the offense will show some more productivity the rest of the weekend.

Starter Clarke Schmidt didn't have his best stuff tonight, but he did work into the sixth inning. He was replaced by Josh Reagan, who pitched until the ninth, when Tyler Johnson took over.

With the win, the Gamecocks improve to 7-3, while Clemson drops to 6-3. They'll meet again tomorrow, with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. Wil Crowe will start for the Gamecocks.