Columbia -- Christian Walker went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs and four Gamecocks pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout as South Carolina (3-0) defeated Santa Clara, 6-0, to sweep their three-game season opener. The Gamecocks finished the weekend with a total attendance of 23,800.

DP--Santa Clara 1. LOB--Santa Clara 6; USC 8. 2B--Herbst, Bradley, Walker. SH--Matthews, Morales. SF--Marzilli. SB--Matthews.

WP--Westerberg; Graham. HBP--by Mendoza (Beary); by Graham (Morales). PB--Perry. Att--7,316. Time--2:38.