USC hitters produced three home runs, including a grand slam, and four doubles, and two pitchers combined on eight shutout innings, in a 9-5 win over The Citadel Tuesday night at Founders Park in Columbia. The Gamecocks won all three meetings with the Bulldogs this season and stretched their series winning streak to seven.
Noah Myers broke the game open with his first career homer, a grand slam to left in the fourth inning, for a 6-0 lead. Braylen Wimmer had put the Gamecocks on the board in the second with a two run homer. And Brady Allen hit a two run homer in the eighth to make it a 9-0 game.
Jack Mahoney started for the Gamecocks and shutout the Bulldogs until being pulled for Jackson Phipps with two outs in the eighth. Mahoney, who is 3-0, gave up five hits and struck out six.
Phipps got the final out of the eighth, but he gave up a two run homer to Cole Simpson and a three run shot to Ben Hutchins as the Bulldogs scored five runs in the final-at bat.
Allen had four hits for the Gamecocks while Wes Clarke broke out of his slump with a three-for-three night, including a pair of doubles.
The Gamecocks are 26-12 and head to Ole Miss this weekend. The Bulldogs are 11-25.
Mark Kingston postgame press conference
Jack Mahoney postgame press conference
Noah Myers postgame press conference