No. 10 South Carolina 11, Georgia 4
ATHENS, GA. -- Blake Cooper worked eight innings and struck out nine batters to earn his eighth win of the season and was backed by an offense that pounded out 12 hits as South Carolina upended Georgia in the first of a three-game SEC series at Foley Field.
Carolina is 30-8 and 12-4 in the SEC while the loss dropped Georgia to 12-26 and 3-13 in the conference. Game 2 of the series is set for 1 p.m. today and will be televised live on Comcast Sports.
Cooper (8-0) allowed four runs on seven hits.
Georgia starter Justin Grimm (2-6) went five-plus innings and allowed nine runs on seven hits with six walks and three strikeouts.
South Carolina sent 11 batters to the plate in the top of the third inning to build a 6-0 lead on the Bulldogs.
Adrian Morales tied his career-high in hits with a 3-for-5 day at the plate as well as two runs scored.