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Feb. 14, 2004

Box Score

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina sent 30 batters to the plate in the first two innings Saturday night and batted around in two others, setting at least half a dozen school records to crush Charleston Southern 38-0.

The lopsided win improved the Gamecock record to 2-0 with the third game of the season opening series scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Sunday at Sarge Frye Field. South Carolina won the opener Friday 3-2. The scheduled 1:30 p.m. start of the Saturday game was delayed five hours and 23 minutes by rain, and lasted three hours and six minutes.

Right-hander Jason Fletcher (1-0) allowed four hits over the first five innings to earn the win. He struck out nine and walked none. Four other Gamecocks pitched one inning each without allowing a hit while striking out eight for a game total of 17.

Ian Holmen (0-1), the Charleston Southern starter, allowed 10 runs, nine earned, in one plus inning to take the loss.

The 38 runs tied a record set in a 38-16 win over Clemson in 1997. Other records set included 11 doubles, 35 hits, 37 runs batted in, 71 total bases and margin of victory. The hits also included two triples and seven home runs.

Steve Pearce and Kevin Melillo hit two home runs apiece and had seven runs bated in apiece. Other home runs were by Brendan Winn, Michael Campbell and Hank Parks. The Parks homer came with the bases loaded.

Pearce had five hits. Winn hit for the cycle with a single, double and triple in addition to his home run. Landon Powell drove in four runs with a pair of doubles.

Trey McDaniel had two doubles and a triple. Melillo also had three hits, as did Michael Campbell and Davy Gregg who had three RBI. Five Gamecocks had two hits including Parks who drove in five runs.

The Gamecocks scored in every inning except the fifth, with seven in the first, 14 in the second, two each in the third and fourth, three in the sixth, seven in the seventh and three in the eighth.

Fletcher allowed a one out first inning double by Brad Woods, an infield single by Billy Dalton in the third, an infield hit by Mike Blankenship in the fourt inning, and a single by Adam Brown in te fifth. He hit one batter.