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May 12, 2009

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Andrew Crisp hit a three-run homer and reliever Parker Bangs did not allow an earned run in 4.2 innings of work as South Carolina defeated USC Upstate 6-3 in game one of a doubleheader at Carolina Stadium. Game two of the doubleheader is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET at Carolina Stadium. The second contest will also last seven innings.

Bangs picked up the win and allowed just one run, unearned, on two hits with five strikeouts and one walk. He is 3-2 on the year. USC Upstate reliever Austin Moyer suffered the loss and is 3-7 on the year. He allowed six runs on eight hits with a strikeout and four walks.

South Carolina broke ahead 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning. The top four hitters in the lineup all reached base on hits with Nick Ebert driving in Whit Merrifield with a RBI single and Jackie Bradley, Jr. tallying a RBI single to score DeAngelo Mack.

USC Upstate would get on the scoreboard with a single run in the top of the second inning. Tommy Shovlin drew a one-out walk and after a sacrifice bunt scored on Blake Green’s RBI single to left field. Upstate would tie it in the top of the third inning as Eric Guillen and Jimmy Tanner each singled to open the frame with Phillip Morgan driving home Guillen on a RBI base hit.

Tied at 2-2, the Gamecocks stormed ahead in the bottom of the third to score four runs and take a 6-2 lead. Bradley tallied his second hit of the game with two outs, a triple to deep left center that scored Mack and after a walk to Justin Dalles, the Gamecocks pushed ahead by four on the back of a three-run homer by Andrew Crisp. The homer to right center was Crisp’s 10th of the season and makes him the fifth Gamecock player to record double-digit home runs this year.

USC Upstate would scratch across an unearned run in the top of the fifth inning. With one out and runners on first and third base, Gamecock reliever Parker Bangs struck out Tommy Shovlin. On the play, catcher Justin Dalles threw down to second base in attempt to nab Ryan Wilkins, who was going for a stolen base. On the play, the throw was low and got by second baseman Scott Wingo allowing Jimmy Tanner to score from third base.

Carolina finished with a 9-8 advantage in hits with Bradley 3-for-3 with two RBI. Jimmy Tanner was also 3-for-3 for USC Upstate.