Schmidt goes distance for Gamecocks

— South Carolina sophomore right-hander Clarke Schmidt hurled his second career complete game and allowed just one run on five hits with 10 strikeouts as the No. 5 Gamecocks defeated Georgia, 3-1, on Friday night in the series opener at Foley Field.

Schmidt (8-1) reached double digits in strikeouts for the third time this season.

South Carolina got on the board in the top of the second inning. Alex Destino led off with a walk. After advancing to third on a wild pitch with two outs, Chris Cullen knocked a 3-2 pitch up the middle for an RBI.

The Gamecocks added an unearned run in both the third and fourth innings.

Wofford scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and added two more in the eighth to rally past The Citadel in Spartanburg.

Ben Penden’s solo home run in the top of the sixth gave the Bulldogs (13-21, 3-4 SoCon) their last lead of the game, 3-2.

Lefthander Brendan McKay pitched 7 innings of two-hit ball and went 3 for 5 with two RBIs to lead Louisville over Clemson at Jim Patterson Stadium in Louisville, Ky.

Starter Clate Schmidt (5-2) suffered the loss in 21/3 innings for the Tigers (24-10, 8-8 ACC).

College of Charleston’s Bradley Jones gave the Cougars a 3-2 lead when he crushed the first pitch of the 11th inning over the wall in right-center field, but David Leiderman hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the frame to hand host Hofstra a win at University Field.

The Cougars (21-12-1, 5-2 CAA) held a 2-0 lead until the eighth inning.

Carmine Pagano hit a two-run double in the eighth inning to help break open a one-run game and send UNC Asheville over host Charleston Southern.

The Bucs (14-20, 2-8 Big South) loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth, but Jordan Fulbright struck out Sly Edwards to end the threat.