Morgan was magnificent for the Gamecocks, pitching seven-plus frames and allowing five hits, no run, just walk to go with four strikeouts. Kerry got the final six outs of the game, striking out a pair.
Carolina got on the board in the second as Jenkins laced a solo home run to the Auburn bullpen, his fourth of the season. The Gamecocks then scored three runs without a hit in the sixth. Walks to Jacob Olson and Luke Berryhill started the frame. Chris Cullen moved both runners up on a sacrifice bunt and Brady Allen walked to load the bases. Jenkins hit a comebacker that was knocked down by Auburn pitcher Elliott Anderson but his throw to first was wild, allowing two runs to score. Allen then scored on a passed ball for the fourth run of the game.
Auburn got a runner to third in three separate innings, but Morgan ended the first and fourth with fly outs and the sixth with a ground out. George Callil had two of Carolina’s four hits on the day, while Jenkins drove in a pair of runs.
Reid Morgan was excellent again, striking out four and not allowing a run in seven-plus innings of work.
Carolina used Morgan and Kerry to record its second shutout of the season. The Gamecocks blanked The Citadel, 9-0, on March 5.
- Carolina walked seven times in the game and had four of those in the three-run sixth inning.
- Auburn has had three errors on the weekend, all throwing errors from the pitcher.
- Brett Kerry now has 36 strikeouts in 23.1 innings pitched after his two in the Auburn win.