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Oh Has Career Night To Lead Gamecocks To Victory
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Oh Has Career Night To Lead Gamecocks To Victory

May 19, 2018

Final Stats

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Freshman Kelsey Oh tossed a career-high 13 strikeouts to lead the Gamecocks to a 3-0 win over UNCG to open the NCAA Columbia Regional on Friday at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. The 13 strikeouts is a Carolina high for this season as the Gamecocks overcame a two-hour weather delay to move to 1-0 in the double-elimination bracket.

Oh (14-5) overcame a slow start in which she allowed her only two walks of the night in the first inning. UNCG got runners to second and third with one out in the frame, but Oh found her way with back-to-back strikeouts to start her career night.”

Freshman Alexis Lindsey was one of the offensive bright spots for the Gamecocks, as her infield single in a pinch-hit situation in the bottom of the first scored a run and gave Carolina the 1-0 lead it wouldn’t surrender.

In the bottom of the third, poor weather delayed the game for two hours with runners on second and third for the Gamecocks and two outs. Play was officially stopped at 9:30 PM ET.

After returning to action at 11:30 PM ET, Carolina quickly scored two more runs in the third thanks to Jana Johns infield hit to score two and make it 3-0 Gamecocks. Carolina scored all three runs on the night with two outs.

Overall, the Gamecocks finished 5-for-11 at the plate with two outs.

South Carolina (46-14) watched on as Oh earned her first career win in the postseason and moved the Gamecocks to one win away from the regional championship game.

In total Carolina finished the night with seven hits from six different batters. Tiara Duffy led the way with a 2-for-3 night.


  • With tonight’s win, Carolina moved to 46-14 on the year. This is the third-straight year the Gamecocks have won their opening game of regional play.
  • Carolina improved to 2-0 all-time against UNCG in the postseason with tonight’s win.
  • With the victory in the circle, Kelsey Oh makes it two active Gamecock pitchers with postseason wins in regional play.
  • With her hit in a pinch-hit situation tonight, Alexis Lindsey moved to 4-for-16 (.250) in those spots with a team-best six RBI and a .438 slugging percentage.

Up Next

No. 9-seeded South Carolina softball will return to action tomorrow in the winner’s bracket game at 2:00 PM ET on ESPN3. That’s one hour after the originally scheduled time as all three games tomorrow will be pushed back an hour due to the late ending time of tonight’s game.