COLUMBIA - Andrew Eyster broke a 3-all tie with his fifth home run of the season and the University of South Carolina held on to a 5-4 win over Charlotte Tuesday night (April 9) at Founders Park.
South Carolina took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on Brady Allen’s RBI single to left. Charlotte answered with runs in each of the next three innings, highlighted by a Tommy Bullock home run in the fourth.
Eyster’s home run with one out in the sixth gave Carolina the lead. George Callin then hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh, scoring Campbell, who tripled with one out in the inning. Charlotte brought in a run in the ninth on Alec Roberts RBI double but freshman Wesley Sweatt struck out Drew Ober to end the game.
Eyster took his fifth home run of the season to the opposite field in the sixth, giving Carolina a 4-3 lead.
The Gamecocks struck out just three times while recording 10 punchouts of their own.