USC scored just 9 runs in losing their SEC series at Georgia last weekend. The Gamecocks found their missing offense Wednesday night against Wofford in a 15-1 victory. The 15 runs are the most for the Gamecocks since the 17 they scored in their season opener against Bucknell.
Truth be told, Wofford’s pitching was simply awful as the Terriers walked 12 batters and hit 3 others. How bad was Wofford’s pitching? Seven hurlers threw 185 pitches, only 97 of them for strikes.
Adding salt to the wound, the Terrier’s made 3 errors in the field leading to 5 unearned runs.
The Gamecocks jumped out to a big lead with a 5 run 2nd inning then put the game away with a 6 run sixth.
Grayson Greiner and Joey Pankake each homered for USC. Greiner, Max Schrock, Tanner English and DC Arendas each had two hits. Patrick Harrington had 3 RBIs while Schrock, Arendas, Marcus Mooney and Gene Cone each drove in 2.
Schrock was the DH for the Gamecocks in his first game back in the lineup since April 17th due to back issues.
Four USC pitchers scattered 5 hits with reliever Curt Britt earning the victory to improve to 3-0. Reed Scott started and allowed 2 hits and 2 walks over 4 innings. Britt pitched the next 3 innings and allowed Wofford’s only run, a homer by Seth Neely. Vince Fiori, Taylor Widener and Matthew Vogel worked the final 3 innings.
The Gamecocks improved to 36-13 and Wofford falls to 25-25. USC returns to action Friday night opening a three game series with Missouri at Carolina Stadium.