The third game between South Carolina and Mercer was heavier on good pitching than high-scoring offense, but the Gamecocks did just enough to come away with another win and another sweep.
The only run of the game was scored in the fourth inning, when David Mendham walked and later scored on an RBI groundout by Joe Satterfield. Neither team threatened all that much at any other point in the game, though USC did leave runners stranded a few times.
Gamecocks starter Julian Bosnic had a strong outing, working 5.2 innings while giving up zero hits or runs, walking four batters, and striking nine out. He earned the win and is 1-0. Jack Mahoney and Brett Kerry combined to go the rest of the way for Carolina, and Kerry got the save, his first. Bears starter Jackson Kelley pitched into the eighth inning and did a really good job, but he took the loss and drops to 1-2. Satterfield, Josiah Sightler, Braylen Wimmer, and George Callil were the only Gamecocks to tally a hit.
With the win, USC is now 10-0 on the season, while Mercer falls to 3-7. The Gamecocks will be back in action on Wednesday, when they travel to play The Citadel. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Charleston.