Garnet Defeats Black 4-0 in Game One of World Series
Oct. 25, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. -
Sophomore left-hander Jack Wynkoop hurled 5.1 scoreless innings as the Garnet squad defeated the Black team 4-0 in game one of the Garnet and Black World Series. Freshman Weber Pike went 2-for-4 with two RBI while sophmore Marcus Mooney also went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored. Game two is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Carolina Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Admission is free of charge.
Garnet went ahead 3-0 in the top of the fifth after Jordan Gore led off the frame with a double down the right field line and soon scored off Mooney’s base hit. Elliot Caldwell would reach base on an error by right fielder Patrick Harrington and both runners then advanced on a passed ball. Grayson Greiner grounded out to the second baseman and drove in Mooney for the third run.
Garnet increased the lead to 4-0 in the top of the seventh. With one out, Pike tripled to left-center and scored Greiner who walked to lead off the inning.
Wynkoop allowed no runs on six hits with one walk and three strikeouts. Junior right-hander Joel Seddon and senior right-hander Hunter Privette combined for two-plus innings of scoreless relief for the Garnet squad. Freshman right-hander Wil Crowe hurled four-plus innings for the Black team allowing three runs on five hits with four strikeouts.
South Carolina won the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship in 2010 and 2011 at the College World Series. South Carolina has 11 College World Series appearances, including six in the last 12 years. South Carolina is the only school with 200 or more wins in the last four years (2010 to the present) with a 201-70 record, and the Gamecocks own the second-highest win total in the nation in the last 14 years (2000 to the present) with a 669-271 record. South Carolina is one of five schools to appear in the NCAA Regional every season in the last 14 years, including 11 NCAA Super Regional appearances in that span, one of only two schools to accomplish the feat.