S. Carolina 2, Rider 0

Columbia — Sophomore right-hander Evan Beal retired 14 consecutive batters at one point and combined with three Gamecocks relievers for a one-hit shutout as South Carolina defeated Rider, 2-0, on Friday night.

The Gamecocks improve to 11-2 with Rider now 6-2 on the year.

Senior left-hander Tyler Webb posted his fourth save of the seasonafter pitching 21/3 perfect innings of relief with four strikeouts.

RIDER AB R H BI USC AB R H BI

Lindsay lf 4 0 0 0 Saiko lf 4 1 2 0

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

Wayman 3b 3 0 0 0 Pankake ss 3 0 1 1

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

Mulderig rf 2 0 1 0 Schrock 2b 2 0 0 0

Fazio 2b 3 0 0 0 Greiner c 3 0 0 0

Kremer dh 3 0 0 0 Bright rf 3 0 0 0

Parsons ss 3 0 0 0 Iskendrin dh 3 1 1 0

Crescnzo cf 3 0 0 0 Costen cf 3 0 0 0

Totals 27 0 1 0 Totals 28 2 7 1

Rider 000 000 000— 0

South Carolina 001 001 00x—2

E—Wayman, Costen. DP—Rider 1. LOB—Rider 3, South Carolina 3. SB—Mulderig, Saiko. CS—Schrock.

Rider U. IP H R ER BB SO

Smith (L,2-1) 8 7 2 1 1 8

South Carolina

Beal (W,1-0) 6 1 0 0 2 6

Koumas 2/3 0 0 0 0 0

Fiori 0 0 0 0 1 0

Webb (S,4) 21/3 0 0 0 0 4

WP—Beal. Att—6715. Time—2:06.