Powell Powers Gamecocks To 20-2 Win Over Duquesne
Feb. 28, 2004
Columbia, S.C. - Landon Powell scored four runs and drove in four Saturday as sixth ranked South Carolina used 15 hits and four Duquesne errors to drub the Dukes 20-2 in the Gamecock Round Robin.
The game was postponed from Friday due to icy weather and Duquesne's delayed arrival due to weather conditions and was the first of three games scheduled Saturday at Sarge Frye Field. South Carolina was scheduled to meet Radford in the second Saturday game with George Mason meeting Duquesne in the final contest.
Billy Buckner (2-0) pitched the first five innings for South Carolina to get the win. He allowed two hits and one run, a fifth inning homoer by Adam Haun, as the Gamecocks improved to 7-0. Duquesne lost its season opener and starter Bob Reifschneider was charged with the defeat. He allowed five hits and 10 runs, only three earned, in three innings.
Powell drove in a run with a fielder's choice in the second inning and hit a three run homer, his second of the season, in the eighth inning as South Carolina batted around for the third time in the game and 10th time in seven games this season. The Gamecocks also batted around in the first and second, scoring five times in each inning.
Duquesne managed only four hits, by four different players, against four South Carolina pitchers. Gamecock pitchers struck out 12 Duke batters and walked two.