September 20, 2014

Rain forces a delay in USC-Alabama pitchers’ duel

Roth hurled 7 shutout innings (File Photo)

A heavy thunderstorm brought an end to an epic college baseball pitchers’ duel Thursday night at Carolina Stadium.  USC’s Michael Roth and Alabama freshman Spencer Turnbull each shutout the other side thru seven innings before the lightening and rain forced the game to be delayed until 5:00 PM Friday. 

Turnbull actually did Roth one better.  He no hit the Gamecocks while Roth allowed four singles.  Turnbull did walk four and hit one.  The closest USC game to scoring was in the 7th.  With one out, LB Dantzler and Grayson Greiner walked, but Turnbull got a double play ground ball to third from Connor Bright to end the threat. 

Alabama had one threat against Roth.  In the 5th, the Crimson Tide had runners on second and third with two outs, but Roth got a ground out to short to end the inning. 

Friday’s scheduled game will begin at 7:00 PM or 40 minutes after the conclusion of the suspended game.