South Carolina kept things rolling on Tuesday night, trouncing The Citadel 10-1 for a midweek win.
The Bulldogs got off to a seemingly good start, taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a Ches Goodman RBI single. Unfortunately for them, that was the end of their scoring for the evening. Their lead was also shortlived, as the Gamecocks tied things up on a two-out solo shot by Andrew Eyster in the second inning.
USC added two more runs in the third. George Callil got hit by a pitch to start things off, Noah Myers singled, and Brennan Milone walked to load the bases with one out. With two outs, Brady Allen came through with a base hit that brough Callil and Myers home to make it a 3-1 game. Three more Gamecocks runs came in the fifth inning. Myers knocked a leadoff single, then scored on a RBI double from Jeff Heinrich to make the score 4-1. Milone followed with a two-run homer that put Carolina on top 6-1.
The Gamecocks tacked on another run in the seventh inning, when Callil got hit by another pitch with two outs and Myers came through with an RBI single to make the score 7-1. The final runs of the game came in the eighth inning. Allen started things off with a home run to bump the score to 8-1, then Dallas Beaver walked, Anthony Amicangelo singled, and Callil also walked to load the bases with one out. Myers then singled, bringing in two runs and putting South Carolina in double digits.
USC starter Parker Coyne worked one inning and gave up three hits and one run. He walked one batter and struck three out. A number of Gamecocks pitchers saw action in this game, with Julian Bosnic, John Gilreath, Cam Tringali, Daniel Lloyd, Josiah Sightler and Brett Kerry all taking the mound. Bosnic got the win and improves to 2-0. Citadel starter Zach Taglieri took the loss and is now 2-1.
South Carolina improves to 12-4 overall, while the Bulldogs are now 10-5. The Gamecocks will be back in action on Friday, when they open up SEC play against Tennessee. The series opener is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Founders Park.