What offensive slump?
The South Carolina Gamecocks came to play against the Wofford Terriers on Wednesday night. And when it was all said and done, the home team had come away with a 15-1 victory, their most runs scored this season since a 17-4 beatdown of Bucknell at Carolina Stadium on the very first day of the season, February 15.
Yes, this one was over rather quickly.
Any illusion of the Terriers (25-25) playing even with the Gamecocks (37-13) disappeared in the 2nd inning as Carolina plated five runs while sending ten men to the plate. Part of that big second: a Grayson Greiner leadoff homer, a bases-loaded walk to Gene Cone, back-to-back sac fly RBIs, and an RBI double by–guess who?–Max Schrock, who was back after a bunch of time missed.
They’d tack on some more runs for good measure. A leadoff homer in the 3rd by Joey Pankake made it 6-0. Six more runs would score with thirteen men coming to bat for Carolina in the sixth to double that margin to 12-0. Stat of the night–the official sixth inning line for the Gamecocks: six runs, one hit, a wild pitch, two errors, four walks (two with the bases loaded) and two hit batsmen (both with the bases loaded); none of those runs were earned. They scored three more in the 7th to make it 15-1.
Leading hitters for the Gamecocks: Greiner, who went 2-3 with a homer and two RBI; Patrick Harrington was responsible for three RBI despite going just 1-2 on the night. Schrock had a good return, going 2-5 with two RBI of his own.
The Gamecocks return to SEC play as Mizzou comes to town. Game one is set for 7pm on Friday while Saturday and Sunday’s games start at 3:15 and 1:30, respectively.