South Carolina looked really good this weekend against Ole Miss. Unfortunately, they looked the exact opposite against College of Charleston on Wednesday night, getting shut out by former coach Chad Holbrook’s team.
The Cougars took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a leadoff homer, then tacked on another run in the third on the RBI single. C of C broke things open in the fourth inning, scoring four runs on an RBI double, an RBI groundout, and two-RBI single to go up 6-0. The final three runs of the game came in the fifth inning on a trio of RBI singles.
The Gamecocks were extremely unimpressive at the plate, mustering just one hit (thank you, Justin Row) and a handful of base runners via walks, a hit by pitch, and a wild pitch. The most USC-related excitement of the night came when LT Tolbert got hit and didn’t take too kindly to it and stared down the Cougars’ pitcher, prompting some jawing.
Starter Carmen Mlodzinski struggled in this game, working just 3.1 innings and allowing seven hits and five runs. He didn’t walk any batters though, and he struck out six. Mlodzinski took the loss and drops to 2-5 on the season. TJ Shook, Graham Lawson, John Gilreath, Parker Coyne, and Hunter Lomas also pitched in this game.
South Carolina is now 28-20 while College of Charleston improves to 34-16. The Gamecocks will be back in action on Friday, when they open up a series against Missouri. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Founders Park.