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South Carolina prepares for UNC-Charlotte after successful weekend

The South Carolina softball team improved to 15-5 on the season after a powerful weekend of multiple homeruns, shutout performances, and strong defense. The Gamecocks hosted the Carolina Classic this past weekend, and began their part Friday afternoon against Charleston Southern. Nine of the players had hits, five drove in runs, and 7 scored in the Gamecocks 10-3 win over the Buccaneers. They continued play on Saturday against Marshall, where sophomore Nickie Blue pitched a 2-hit shutout in the team’s 2-0 win.

South Carolina hosts Clemson in rubber match

The pivotal rubber game between No. 5 South Carolina (7-2) and Clemson (6-3) — which could possibly give the Gamecocks their fifth straight regular-season series win against the Tigers, will have to wait another day.