South Carolina scored runs in the second, third, and fourth innings, while holding the Presbyterian College softball team to one hit en route to the 14-0 win in the final game of the Carolina Classic, held Feb. 10-12, in Columbia, S.C.
Blue Hose Player of the Game
Courtney White provided PC with its lone hit of the game, collecting a single to lead off the top of the third inning.
How It Happened
The Gamecock put three on the board in the second inning off a PC error. After South Carolina put runners on first and second off a single and hit by pitch, Taylor Williams hit a shot to the third baseman, which was mishandled, resulting in three runs scoring, including from Williams.
Krystan White gave South Carolina two more runs in the third off a two-RBI single to center. A double by Kenzi Maguire brought her home, while Mackenzie Boesel laced a two-RBI single back to the shortstop four batters later, giving USC an 8-0 lead.
A RBI double by Maguire and a RBI single by Lex Hull in the fourth made it a 10-0 game, with a three-run home run from Tiara Duffy and a RBI double from Victoria Williams giving the home team the 14-0 lead and eventual win.
Courtney White picked up her first career hit in the loss.
PC finished with no runs off one hit and recorded two errors. USC posted 14 runs off 10 hits and had no errors. Katie Brown went 2.1 innings, surrendering eight runs off four hits. Natasha Sherrod went 1.1, with four runs off three hits. Jessica Elliott pitched five innings of shutout softball, giving up one hit, while striking out six.
For the Record
PC falls to 1-3 on the season, while South Carolina moves to 4-0.
The Blue Hose travel to #10 Georgia Wednesday, Feb. 15, with a doubleheader beginning at 3:30 p.m.