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Gamecocks Earn Midweek Win Over Winthrop
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Gamecocks Earn Midweek Win Over Winthrop

Carolina now finished six games via run-rule

COLUMBIA, S.C. — No. 17 South Carolina softball scored six runs in the second and four in the third on its way to a commanding 10-1 victory via run-rule in five innings Wednesday night at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. Mackenzie Boesel led the way at the plate with a 2-for-3 night with three RBI.
Of Carolina’s nine wins this season, six have finished as run-rule victories.
South Carolina (9-2, 0-0 SEC) posted six runs in the bottom of the second, all with two outs. Chooch Carroll started the scoring with a bases loaded walk to score Carlie Henderson. The next at-bat, Boesel doubled to left field to score three runs and pushed the Gamecock lead to 4-0.
Kenzi Maguire took the next Winthrop (7-6, 0-0 Big South) pitch thrown and blasted it over the wall in centerfield for her first home run of the season to extend the Carolina advantage to 6-0 through the first two innings of play.
A Zoe Laneaux triple and Kylee Gleason single, coupled with Riley Blampied putting the ball in play, led to four more Carolina runs in the third inning to make it a 10-0 South Carolina lead through three innings.
The Eagles’ lone run of the night came with a two-out single in the fifth, but it wasn’t enough as Kelsey Oh (1-1) earned the complete-game win in the circle.
Oh finished the night with just five hits allowed and five strikeouts in 94 pitches.
Carolina produced 10 hits and eight RBI with four walks.

  • With a double in the second inning, Mackenzie Boesel is now just one away from tying Tina Plew’s school record for doubles (58) in a career.
  • South Carolina has now outscored its foes 89-28 (+68) through 11 games.
  • Carlie Henderson is leading the way at the plate with a .516 batting on 16 hits. Boesel is just behind with a .469 batting average on 15 hits.
  • As a team, the Gamecocks have been patient at the plate with 66 free bases between walks and hit by pitches.
  • With Kelsey Oh’s win tonight, five different pitchers (Oh, Bailey Betenbaugh, Rachel Vaughan, Leah Powell and Karsen Ochs) have earned at least one win this season.