Jeff Heinrich drove in a pair of runs, including the game-winner, in South Carolina’s 6-5 victory over North Florida at Founders Park, Tuesday. The Gamecocks (6-2) also got home runs from George Callil and Bryant Bowen, giving the club 10 homers over its first eight games.
Noah Myers scored the game’s first run after a leadoff triple. Myers later crossed the plate on Wes Clarke’s fifth-inning single to knot the game at 5. Just an inning later, Heinrich drove home Braylen Wimmer with the game-winner.
Freshman lefthander Julian Bosnic and veteran righthander T.J. Shook made the 6-5 score stand up by holding the Ospreys scoreless over the final four innings. Bosnic (1-0, 0.00) was credited with the win and Shook (0.00) picked up his first save. Shook has struck out ten against no walks in four innings of work this season.
The Gamecocks will now turn their attention to rival Clemson. South Carolina will host Game 1 of the series Friday at 7 p.m.