Gamecocks Batter Buccaneers 12-0 in Game One
April 18, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina (26-18) came out with the bats on fire, downing Charleston Southern (22-30) in a 12-0 win in game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.
The Gamecocks sent 11 batters to the plate in both the first and third to score all their runs. The five in the first came on two-RBI singles by both Victoria and Taylor Williams, with the final run of the frame coming on junior Kamryn Watts’ single through the middle.
With two outs in the third, Watts started the rally with her infield single. After senior Kaylea Snaer drew her third walk, freshman Mackenzie Boesel tripled, making it 7-0. Victoria Williams brought in Boesel with a hit, while junior Krystan White added a two-RBI double later in the frame. Sophomore Kennedy Clark capped the inning with a two-run triple to center, putting South Carolina in the lead 12-0.
That’s all senior Jessica Elliott (11-8) needed, as she went the distance, striking out eight in the complete-game shutout.
Buccaneer pitcher Holly Clark (7-9) took the loss, allowing 12 runs, nine earned, on 13 hits and five walks.
The Gamecocks came out swinging, posting five extra base hits in the win.
Every starter reached base, as well as three of the Gamecocks hitters off the bench.
Snaer drew 3 walks, tying a season high.
Three different Gamecocks had two-hit days: Boesel, Victoria Williams and Watts.
Five Gamecocks had two or more RBIs, led by Victoria Williams’ three, a season high for her.
Boesel doubled and tripled, scored twice and drove in two in a 2-for-3 day, becoming the first Gamecock with a double and a triple in a game since Alaynie Page on May 3, 2015 against Mississippi State.