The Daily Gamecock

Rapid Reaction: Gamecocks 5 Terriers 3

Gamecocks Hold on to Defeat Terriers 

In a game started by sophomore lefthander Josh Reagan, South Carolina (28-21) got just enough out of its offense to defeat Wofford (33-17) to beat an in-state team for the first time in nearly a month.

The Gamecocks had previously lost to Furman and Presbyterian College since defeating the Citadel on April 8.

The win makes the Gamecocks 5-6 since the beginning of the Vanderbilt series in mid-April.

Murray Steals the Win

Reagan started the game on the mound and posted a solid outing giving up six hits and two runs in 4.2 innings of work. The Gamecocks held a 5-2 lead when Reagan exited, but the sophomore left an out before reaching the minimum inning requirement required for a starting pitcher to earn a win.

Reagan was relieved with runners on second and third with two outs in the fifth inning by freshman righty, Brandon Murray.

Murray went three innings, giving up two hits and a run. The freshman earned the win, improving his record to 5-0.

Freshman and Seniors Combine

Freshman Alex Destino went 3-4 with two RBIs and a run while fellow freshman Matt Williams registered his first collegiate hit with a single in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Senior Elliott Caldwell added an RBI and a run while Kyle Martin scored two runs and an RBI.

Martin and Caldwell are hitting above .340 for the Gamecocks and lead the team in both hits and slugging percentage. Martin leads the team in homers with 11 while Caldwell leads the team with eight triples.

Up Next

South Carolina will travel to College Station for a three-game series with No. 2 Texas A&M this weekend. Junior lefthander Jack Wynkoop will start on the mound Friday.