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Baseball Picks Up Midweek Win over Winthrop
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Baseball Picks Up Midweek Win over Winthrop

COLUMBIA  – Eddie Copper threw four shutout innings, Talmadge LeCroy homered and scored five runs and Tyler Causey drove in four runs, including his first home run, as the University of South Carolina baseball team defeated Winthrop, 12-2, in seven innings Tuesday night (Feb. 20) at Founders Park.

Copper allowed just one hit while striking out two and walking three in his four innings of work. The win in relief went to Ty Good, who pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit. Tyler Dean worked a scoreless seventh with a pair of strikeouts.

Causey’s RBI double opened the scoring in the second. Will Tippett made it 2-0 with a sacrifice bunt that drove in Causey. Causey then homered in a three-run third.

Winthrop scored a pair of runs in the fifth, but Carolina got a big 9-6-3 double play that ended that frame. Carolina came right back with three runs in the bottom of the fifth on a LeCroy leadoff home run, a Blake Jackson sacrifice fly and a pair of errors that plated a run.

A Tippett sacrifice fly made it 9- 2 in the sixth. Carolina ended the game in the seventh on a pair of bases-loaded walks and an RBI groundout off the bat of Dylan Brewer.

LeCroy was a perfect 3-for-3 with five runs scored, while Causey was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and the four RBI. Brewer was 3-for-5 and Jackson a perfect 2-for-2. Tippett ended with three RBI in the win.


  • Copper faced 17 batters, allowing just one hit, in the four-inning start.
  • LeCroy’s five runs are the most by a Gamecock since Michael Campbell scored five on May 16, 2006, at Furman. The school record is six held by five Gamecocks.
  • Good now has 25 career wins between the College of Charleston and South Carolina.
  • Carolina’s pitching staff has surrendered just two runs on three hits in the last two games and 14 innings. Carolina outscored their opponents 26-2 and held an 18-3 hits advantage over that span.
  • Jackson reached base four times for the Gamecocks in the win.

Carolina comes right back on Wednesday, Feb. 21, hosting Queens. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. at Founders Park.