Michael Roth overcame a rough first inning and put together another solid CWS pitching performance to help USC take down Texas A&M in their opening game at TD Ameritrade Park. The Aggies put a four spot on the board in the first inning and didn’t plate another in the final eight. All four runs were unearned.
Roth didn’t factor in the decision but his performance was a big reason why the Gamecocks are in the winning side of the bracket. Roth went 7 1/3 innings gave up 5 hits, four unearned runs and notched eight strikeouts. He did have a season high five walks and tossed 122 pitches. After Sunday night’s game Roth’s ERA is now 0.97 in 130 innings of work. He has only allowed 14 earned runs this season.