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April 6, 2003

Lexington, Ky. – South Carolina (28-10, 12-5 SEC) pounded 12 hits en route to a 6-0 win over Kentucky (9-29, 1-17 SEC) in Lexington Sunday. Designated hitter Samantha Jennings led the Gamecock offense, going 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Catcher Danielle Quinones and leftfielder Nancy Crane also went 2-for-4 while first baseman Meghan Cornett was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Aleca Johnson (3-3) earned the win in relief of starter Stacey Johnson. Johnson went four innings, giving up three hits and striking out three Wildcat batters.

Jennings drove in her first run of the game in the second inning. After singles by Quinones and rightfielder Melissa Sandel, Jennings delivered a base hit to left field giving USC an early 1-0 lead. In the third inning, USC took advantage of two Wildcat errors to take a 2-0 lead. Second baseman Debralee Troesh reached on an error by Wildcat second baseman Nikki Jones and later scored on a throwing error by centerfielder Jessica Nance.

USC added two more runs in the fifth, the first off a Quinones double which scored Troesh and the second on a Cornett double which drove in Quinones. Jennings added her second RBI of the day in the seventh inning by doubling in Cornett and scored USC’s sixth run after shortstop Amber Curtis reached on a fielder’s choice.

The Gamecocks next face Georgia in Athens on Wednesday and Thursday before returning to Beckham Field for a weekend series against Alabama.