Though the offensive output was far lower on Tuesday night than it was this weekend, South Carolina racked up its fourth win in a row with a victory over Appalachian State.
The Gamecocks got on the board early, going up 1-0 in the first inning on a two-out solo shot from Wes Clarke. The only other run of the game came in the fifth, when Joe Sattefield doubled to lead off and later scored on a sac fly by Brady Allen.
USC starter CJ Weins pitched four innings of no-hit, scoreless baseball, walking two batters and striking six out. He earned the win and is 1-0. John Gilreath, Daniel Lloyd, and Will Sanders combined to go the rest of the way, and Sanders got the save, his first. Mountaineers starter Ben Peterson took the loss and drops to 1-3 on the season. Clarke led the Cocks at the plate with two hits, while he and Allen each tallied an RBI.
Carolina improves to 32-18 overall, while App State is now 18-29. The Gamecocks will be back in action on Thursday, when they take on Tennessee to open up the final SEC series of the regular season. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. at Founders Park.