Junior Adam Hill struck out eight in seven innings and the University of South Carolina baseball team scored a pair of runs in three separate innings in a 6-3 win over Missouri Saturday afternoon (May 12) at Founders Park. The win clinched a berth in the SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover, Ala.
Hill tied a season high with his seven innings pitched. He allowed four hits and did not give up a run to improve to 6-5 on the year.
Justin Row went 3-for-3 with a home run on Senior Day at the ballpark. LT Tolbert added a pair of hits and drove in two while Carlos Cortes scored two runs.
The Gamecocks scored a pair in the first. Noah Campbell led off with a single and moved to third on Cortes’ double. Both runners scored on groundouts. Carolina put up two more runs in the fourth. Row led off the frame with a solo home run. Hunter Taylor walked with one out and went to third on a bunt single from Jacob Olson. Matt Williams’ squeeze bunt scored Taylor, making it 4-0.
There was a 61-minute rain delay in the bottom of the fourth. Hill came back and allowed just one hit in the final three innings. Carolina put up its final two runs in the seventh on Tolbert’s two-run double to left.
Missouri scored three times in the eighth, including a solo home run from Brian Sharp, but Sawyer Bridges struck out a pair in the ninth to preserve the win.
-per USC Athletics