Andrew Eyster (11) homered for second straight day (File/Ryan Bethea)

Andrew Eyster homered for the second straight game and Brett Kerry struck out a career high 12 over 5 innings as USC defeated Holy Cross 9-4 Saturday afternoon at Founders Park to improve to 2-0 on the season. Wes Clarke also homered for the Gamecocks who have hit four out in the first two games.

Eyster, Clarke and George Callil had two hits each to lead a 9 hit Gamecock afternoon. Kerry, who earned the victory, was followed to the mound by Cam Tringali, Parker Coyne, Julian Bosne and Daniel Lloyd. The bullpen yielded 3 hits and 1 run, all by Tringali.

The Gamecocks will go for the series sweep at 12:00 PM Sunday.

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Mark Kingston postgame press conference