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No. 24 South Carolina vs. The Citadel game recap: Gamecocks shut out Bulldogs 9-0

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An eight-run second inning was more than enough to give the Gamecocks another win

The Big Spur

Is scoring eight runs in one inning good? It seems good, and it worked out well for the No. 24 Gamecocks, as they rolled to a victory over The Citadel on Tuesday.

After a scoreless first inning for both teams, Andrew Eyster started the bottom of the second by going yard, putting South Carolina up 1-0. With one out, Jordan Holladay singled, then George Callil homered to make it 3-0. Noah Campbell followed with a base hit and Brady Allen walked, then Luke Berryhill doubled with two outs to bring them both home and make the score 5-0. Jacob Olson followed with a double of his own to score Berryhill, Eyster walked, then a throwing error got Chris Cullen to first. He also was able to advance on the error, while Olson and Eyster came home to put the Gamecocks on top 8-0.

That score held until the bottom of the sixth inning, when USC scored its final run after Berryhill led off with a walk, advanced two bases on a passed ball and a wild pitch, and scored on an RBI single by Olson.

Gamecocks starter TJ Shook had a terrific outing, working 6.1 innings of shutout ball and giving up just one hit. He walked three batters and struck out a career-high 12. Shook earned the win and is now 2-0 on the season. John Gilreath also pitched for South Carolina in this game. Bulldogs starter Cameron Reeves took the loss and is now 0-1.

With the win, the Gamecocks improve to 10-2, while The Citadel is now 5-6. USC will be back in action on Wednesday when Gardner-Webb comes to Columbia. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Founders Park.