Roth dominates in win over Vols
Knoxville, Tenn. -- Michael Roth worked 7 2/3 scoreless innings and combined with closer Matt Price for a seven-hit shutout as No. 3-ranked South Carolina defeated Tennessee, 4-0, on Thursday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
Jackie Bradley Jr. went 2 for 4 and Scott Wingo had three of the Gamecocks' 10 hits.
That was enough to back a solid effort by Roth (7-1), who scattered six hits while striking out four and walking one.
Price worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings with a strikeout to pick up his eighth save of the year.
Tennessee starting pitcher Rob Catapano worked 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits with three walks and a strikeout.
"We played real well tonight," said head coach Ray Tanner, whose Gamecocks improved to 24-5, 8-2 in the SEC.
"We got another quality start from (Michael) Roth. Great defense all the way around, Marzilli goes into the game, makes a great defensive play and hits a home run."
The Gamecocks finished with three double plays on the afternoon including one to end the game on a line drive that was nabbed by first baseman Christian Walker.
Zach Osborne went 4 for 4 to lead Tennessee (19-11, 2-8) at the plate. Tyler Horne went 2 for 4.