Sophomore right-hander Colby Holmes didn’t pick up the win Tuesday night against Virginia, but he did do his part in the Gamecocks 7-1 win over the Cavilers. The Conway native didn’t pitch five complete innings, thus he didn’t factor into the decision. He left after 4 1/3 innings of work and allowed just one run on four hits. He struck out seven and walked just one.
Holmes had good stuff for most of the night. He was locating a sharp slider and had a lively fastball. His only mistake was a solo homer to catcher John Hicks in the fourth.
Holmes left with one out and the bases loaded. John Taylor entered the game and ended the threat with a 1-2-3 double play.
Taylor gave the Gamecocks a solid 4 1/3 innings before closer Matt Price came in to record the final out. Taylor picked up the win to improve to 7-1 this season.