After a rough weekend against Kentucky, the Gamecocks rebounded with a midweek victory over Wofford.
South Carolina got on the board first, taking a 4-0 lead in the first inning. The first run came when Jacob Olson doubled to lead off and LT Tolbert brought him home with an RBI single. A Riley Hogan RBI double made it 2-0, another run came courtesy of Alex Destino, and then he got caught in a rundown, but Hogan touched home to bring in the final run of the inning.
The Terriers ended the shutout in the next inning with a solo homer, and they scored another run in the third.
The Gamecocks got one run back in the fourth inning though, as #TheLegendofRossGrosvenor grew when Grosvenor went yard to make it 5-2. A Carlos Cortes sac fly in the fifth inning brought in another run, and Riley Hogan belted the first homer of his South Carolina career in the sixth inning to put the Gamecocks up 7-2.
Wofford scored two runs in the seventh inning, making it 7-4, and the Terriers’ final run of the night came on a home run in the eighth inning. The was one more homer left to be hit, and it belonged to Destino, who went yard in the bottom of the eighth for South Carolina’s final two runs of the game.
Starter Cody Morris had a strong outing, working four innings and allowing just two hits while striking out eight batters, matching a career high in that category. Colby Lee and Reed Scott combined to go the rest of the way for the Gamecocks.
With the win, South Carolina improves to 26-17 overall, while Wofford is now 24-21 overall. The Gamecocks will be back in action on Friday, when they travel to Baton Rouge for a series with LSU. First pitch is set for 8 p.m.