Except for Saturday’s 15-1 win at Kentucky, last week was one to forget for USC pitchers. In two losses to Kentucky and a mid-week defeat at the hands of North Carolina, Gamecock pitching yielded 35 runs, 36 hits and 25 walks.
In the lone victory of the week, at Kentucky on Saturday, Cody Morris and Sawyer Bridges were excellent allowing 1 run on 4 hits and striking out 12.
The Gamecocks also had some big offensive numbers in the Saturday win with Hunter Taylor tying his career high with 5 RBIs and Justin Row banging out four hits. For the series, Matt Williams had 4 hits and 4 RBIs.
The Gamecocks played the week without regulars in Madison Stokes, TJ Hopkins and Noah Campbell. They remain sidelined with injuries. Stokes continues to lead the team in hitting with a .383 mark. Jonah Bride, who has an 11 game hitting streak, is next at .333. Jacob Olson has the home run lead with 8 and LT Tolbert has a team high 24 RBIs.
The team ERA is 4.32 with mid-week starter Logan Chapman sporting a 3.86 ERA. For the weekend starters, Morris is at 4.04 ERA, Adam Hill is at 4.79 and Ridge Chapman is at 5.02.
The Gamecocks play Tuesday night at The Citadel and then head to Arkansas for three games Thursday thru Saturday.
USC 1B Matt Williams talks with media after Sunday’s loss (Audio from GamecockCentral)
|5||South Carolina||5-7||0.417||4||18-14||0.562||69||3-10||5-5||1 Loss|
|2||Ole Miss||7-5||0.583||1||27-6||0.818||7||5-2||6-4||1 Loss|
|4||Texas A&M||5-7||0.417||3||23-9||0.719||21||3-6||5-5||2 Wins|
|6||Mississippi State||4-8||0.333||4||17-16||0.515||70||4-9||5-5||1 Win|