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GAMECOCKS FALL 5-4 TO WOFFORD IN 11 INNINGS
Columbia, S.C. – Mac
Doyle hit two home runs including a two-run homer in the eighth inning
that tied the game and Konstantine Diamaduros had a RBI single in the
11th inning as Wofford defeated sixth ranked South Carolina 5-4 on
Wednesday night at Carolina Stadium. Wofford improves to 9-12
while South Carolina drops to 16-5 on the year.
Gamecocks ahead 4-2 entering the top of the eighth inning, Wofford
struck on the back of Doyle’s second homer of the game. After a
leadoff single by James Foster to open the frame, with one out and
Foster still on first, Doyle drilled his fifth home run of the season
to let field to tie it up. The score remained 4-4 until the 12th
inning when Matthew Kaskow led off with a walk. After a sacrifice
bunt moved him into scoring position, Diamaduros knocked a RBI base hit
to left field just out of the reach of a diving TJ Costen in left to
score Kaskow and give the Terriers a 5-4 lead. The Gamecocks put
the tying run on second base with one out in the bottom of the 11th but
Eric Eck got the next two outs to give Wofford the win.
pitched 3.2 scoreless innings with no hits allowed to earn the
win. He is 3-1 for the year. He struck out six and walked
just one. South Carolina reliever Evan Beal suffered the loss and
is now 1-2 on the year. He allowed one run on one hit in two
innings with three walks and two strikeouts.
grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning. Adam
Matthews led off with a walk, Tanner English singled and Evan Marzilli
drew a one-out walk. Joey Pankake would drive in Matthews with a
RBI sacrifice fly to center field. That lead increased to 3-0 in
the fifth inning on Walker’s two-run homer. Pankake doubled down
the left field line with two outs to set the stage for Walker, who
crushed the first pitch he saw from Bradley for a homer to left-center,
his second home run of the season.
The Terriers answered with a
two-run homer as well, this off the bat of Mac Doyle. After a
leadoff single by Diamaduros, Doyle would belt his first homer of the
game to the gap in left-center cutting Carolina’s lead to 3-2.
South Carolina had its own response in the bottom of the sixth
inning. Dante Rosenberg’s two-out RBI single increased the
Carolina lead to 4-2.
South Carolina starter Adam Westmoreland
pitched well despite the no-decision. He allowed two runs on five
hits in five-plus innings with two strikeouts and two
walks. Wofford starter Mason Bradley went five innings and
allowed three runs on six hits with two walks and a strikeout.
Doyle and Plaisted had two hits apiece to lead Wofford at the
plate. Tanner English was 2-for-4 to lead the Gamecocks.
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