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Baseball Opens Missouri Series with 10-2 Win

Baseball Opens Missouri Series with 10-2 Win

COLUMBIA, Mo.  – The University of South Carolina baseball pitching staff struck out 17 batters and Cole Messina led the Gamecocks with five RBI in a 10-2 win over Missouri Friday night (May 3) at Taylor Stadium.

Messina was 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the fifth and a three-run home run as Carolina scored five times in the eighth. Talmadge LeCroy had three hits on the night and drove in two. Ethan Petry scored three runs and hit his 40th career home run, a solo shot to start the scoring in the second.

Ty Good earned the win on the mound, striking out seven in four innings of one-hit relief. Good, Roman Kimball, Garrett Gainey, Parker Marlatt and Tyler Dean combined to strike out 17 with Gainey punching out five in 2.1 innings.

Missouri took a 2-1 lead in the second on back-to-back solo home runs but Carolina scored one in the third to tie it, two in the fifth to take the lead, one in the sixth and the five-spot in the eighth.


  • Carolina has won four straight against Missouri, dating back to 2023.
  • Carolina scored in double digits in runs for the fourth straight game.
  • The Gamecocks had six extra-base hits on the night.
  • The 17 strikeouts are tied for the season high for the Gamecocks. Carolina also struck out 17 against Queens on Feb. 21 and Georgia Southern on April 3.

Carolina and Missouri continue the three-game set on Saturday afternoon (May 4) at 4 p.m. EDT (3 p.m. CDT). The game will be streamed on SEC Network Plus.