Feb. 14, 2015
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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Fifth-ranked South Carolina defeated College of Charleston 7-1 on Saturday afternoon in game one of a doubleheader at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks improve to 1-1 and the loss drops the Cougars to 1-1.
The Gamecocks got on the board in the bottom of the first as Kyle Martin was able to score on run on a passed ball.
A four-run second inning gave South Carolina a 5-0 advantage over the Cougars. Elliot Caldwell and DC Arendas drew a pair of walks to open the frame and Logan Koch followed with a sacrifice bunt to move both runners into scoring position. Jordan Gore ripped a 1-2 pitch to right field for a double, allowing both Caldwell and Arendas to score. A pair of RBI singles off the bats Gene Cone and Kyle Martin pushed across the final two runs of the inning.
College of Charleston plated one run in the third inning after a double and RBI single from Tommy Richter and Champ Rowland, respectively.
The Gamecocks extended their lead to 7-1 as Martin and Connor Bright both drove in a run in the sixth.
Sophomore right-hander Wil Crowe earned the win for the Gamecocks after 6.1 innings of work, allowing just one run on four hits, and three walks while striking out 10 batters. Left-hander Vince Fiori added 2.2 hitless innings of relief.
Jordan Gore’s two-run double sparked a four-run second inning for the Gamecocks.
KEY STAT Crowe allowed only one run in his 6.1 innings of work while stinking out a career-high 10 batters.
- Jordan Gore’s double in the second inning was the first of his career, he also had a career-high two RBI and recorded the third multi-hit game of his career.
- Wil Crowe struck out a career-high 10 batters.
- With two hits in today’s game, Kyle Martin now has 10 games with multiple RBIs and 33 with multiple hits in his career.
- All nine Gamecocks reached base at least once
- Max Schrock tallied the 34th multi-hit game of his career.