USC 9, Rider 5

COLUMBIA — South Carolina pounded out 13 hits, including a pair of homers from Connor Bright and Joey Pankake, as the Gamecocks (12-2) defeated Rider (6-3).

Joel Seddon (1-0) earned the win after one inning of relief.

RIDER AB R H BI USC AB R H BI

Locklear lf 3 1 0 1 Saiko lf 4 0 0 0

Strano c 4 1 2 0 Vergason 3b 4 1 2 2

Lindsay dh 4 0 2 1 Pankake ss 4 2 2 1

Thomas 3b 5 0 0 0 Dantzler 1b 5 0 1 0

Mulderig rf 3 1 2 2 Schrock 2b 2 1 1 1

Fazio 2b 3 0 0 1 Bright rf 5 2 2 2

Lipinski 1b 4 0 0 0 Britt dh 2 1 1 0

Parsons ss 2 1 0 0 Payne ph/dh 1 0 0 0

Crscenzo cf 4 1 0 0 Rosenberg c 4 1 2 1

Carson cf 4 1 2 1

Totals 32 6 6 5 Totals 35 9 13 8

Rider 010 031 000— 5

South Carolina 031 401 00x—9

E—Locklear; Mawson Seddon. DP—Rider 1; SC 1. LOB— RID 8, SC 12. SH—Saiko (1). SF—Alvarez. SB—Saiko, Carson. CS—Mulderig.

Rider IP H R ER BB SO Sowa 31/3 7 8 8 3 1

Calogero 12/3 5 1 1 2 0

Campbell 11/3 0 0 0 1 0

Hafer 2/3 1 0 0 0 1

Mawson 1 0 0 0 1 1

USC

Holmes 41/3 5 4 3 4 4

Seddon 1 1 1 0 1 2

Westmoreland 32/3 0 0 0 1 3

HBP—Strano, Payne, Rosenberg. Att—7,231. Time—2:44.