Citadel pitcher Logan Cribb gets another shot at South Carolina
Logan Cribb’s first start as a college pitcher was a memorable one -- at a packed Riley Park two years ago, against the third-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks.
Cribb, then just a freshman from Rock Hill, etched his name into Citadel baseball history that night, pitching shutout ball into the ninth inning and leading the Bulldogs to a 2-0 upset of a USC team that would go on to win a second straight national championship.
“It was an incredible performance by Logan Cribb,” former USC coach Ray Tanner said after that game on April 12, 2011.
Cribb, now a 5-10, 200-pound junior, will get a second shot at a ranked USC team tonight, when the No. 5 Gamecocks return to Riley Park for a 7 p.m. game against The Citadel (14-7).
The left-hander is slated to start against the 17-3 Gamecocks, who will counter with freshman Jack Wynkoop.
Cribb is 1-1 with a 3.18 earned-run average this season. He’s appeared in eight games, but this will be just his second start.
In that 2011 game against USC, Cribb allowed eight hits (seven singles), walking three and striking out three while throwing 120 pitches. Reliever T.J. Clarkson got out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth to preserve the win before 5,032 fans.
USC with will go tonight with Wynkoop, a 6-5 left-handed freshman who is 3-0 with an 0.64 ERA this season.