USC baseball opens series vs. Rider with win - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

USC baseball opens series vs. Rider with win

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Sophomore right-hander Evan Beal retired 14 consecutive batters at one point and combined with three Gamecock relievers for a one-hit shutout as 6th-ranked South Carolina defeated Rider 2-0 on Friday night in game one of a three-game series at Carolina Stadium. 

The Gamecocks improve to 11-2. Rider falls to 6-2.

In only his second career start, Beal was outstanding as he went six-plus innings and limited the Broncs to just one single in the second inning.  Beal struck out a career-high six batters and walked just two to earn his first win of the year.  He is 1-0 on the season.  Senior left-hander Tyler Webb posted his fourth save after pitching 2.1 perfect innings of relief with four strikeouts.  Rider starting pitcher Tyler Smith was effective on the mound as well as he went the distance allowing seven hits in eight innings of work.  He struck out eight and walked just one.  He is 2-1 on the year.

South Carolina had seven hits in the contest. The shutout victory marked Carolina's third shutout in the last four games.

Game two of the series is Saturday at 4 p.m. 

Copyright 2013 WIS.  All rights reserved.

 

 

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • Gators rally, nip Cats 28-27

    Gators rally, nip Cats 28-27

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:46:02 GMT
    (Source: WAVE 3 News)(Source: WAVE 3 News)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freddie Swain caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Luke Del Rio with 43 seconds remaining to cap No. 20 Florida's rally from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit that beat Kentucky 28-27 on Saturday night.      The Gators extended their winning streak over the Wildcats to 31 games, the nation's longest streak in FBS, and took early control of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. And it required everything they had after t...More >>
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freddie Swain caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Luke Del Rio with 43 seconds remaining to cap No. 20 Florida's rally from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit that beat Kentucky 28-27 on Saturday night.      The Gators extended their winning streak over the Wildcats to 31 games, the nation's longest streak in FBS, and took early control of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. And it required everything they had after t...More >>
  • Kerryon Johnson: 5TDs in return, No. 15 Auburn throttles Missouri 51-14

    Kerryon Johnson: 5TDs in return, No. 15 Auburn throttles Missouri 51-14

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:18:05 GMT
    (Source: Auburn Athletics)(Source: Auburn Athletics)

    Kerryon Johnson finished one rushing touchdown shy of Auburn's all-time record for a single game as the No. 15 Tigers didn't let up in it's 51-14 win over Missouri Saturday night.

    More >>

    Kerryon Johnson finished one rushing touchdown shy of Auburn's all-time record for a single game as the No. 15 Tigers didn't let up in it's 51-14 win over Missouri Saturday night.

    More >>
  • South Carolina's late field goal tops Louisiana Tech, 17-16; Allen-Williams out for the season

    South Carolina's late field goal tops Louisiana Tech, 17-16; Allen-Williams out for the season

    Saturday, September 23 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-09-23 23:12:02 GMT
    The Gamecocks surround kicker Parker White, who says Saturday's game-winning field goal was the first in his career. (Source: WIS)The Gamecocks surround kicker Parker White, who says Saturday's game-winning field goal was the first in his career. (Source: WIS)

    Parker White kicked a 31-yard field goal with four seconds left to give South Carolina a 17-16 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

    More >>

    Parker White kicked a 31-yard field goal with four seconds left to give South Carolina a 17-16 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly