April 25, 2010
Athens, Ga. – South Carolina junior right-hander Sam Dyson hurled a three-hit complete game shutout in seven innings and was backed by a pair of homers from Nick Ebert and Adrian Morales as the Gamecocks upended Georgia 5-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Foley Field. With the win, Carolina clinches its sixth straight SEC series this year and ninth straight dating back to last season. The Gamecocks are 31-8 and 13-4 in the SEC while the loss drops Georgia to 12-27 and 3-14 in the SEC. Game two of the doubleheader is scheduled to start at 2:35 p.m.
Dyson was stellar the entire outing for the Gamecocks as he limited the Bulldogs to just three singles. He is now 4-2 on the year. It is the Gamecocks seventh shutout of the season. Georgia starter Jeff Walters suffered the loss and is now 1-4 for the season. He allowed two runs, on earned, on five hits with two strikeouts and one walk.
Adrian Morales gave South Carolina a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning with a solo homer. On a 2-2 pitch, Morales drilled a shot over the wall in left field for his third home run of the season. Morales would come through in the fourth inning with his second RBI to increase Carolina’s lead to 2-0 as he knocked a RBI base hit to right center scoring pinch runner Robert Beary.
Carolina got some important insurance in the top of the sixth inning scoring three times with two outs to extend the team’s advantage to 5-0 on the Bulldogs. Nick Ebert started it off with a solo homer to right center off of Georgia reliever Justin Earls, his fourth homer of the year. Georgia would go to the pen for reliever Cooper Moseley, who struggled with control as he hit Adrian Morales followed by walks to Evan Marzilli and Kyle Enders. With the bags full and Moseley still on the hill, Bobby Haney delivered with a two-run single as he drove a 1-1 pitch down the left field line to score both Morales and Marzilli.
Morales was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI. Haney also finished 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead the Gamecocks at the plate.