Senior Ashlyn Masters went 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored
In relief, Nickie Blue picks up her eighth win
Sophomore Ansley Ard goes 3-for-3, Snaer and Mooney hit homers
Five wins, three in shortened games, has Gamecocks looking forward to February
Kelley Dillon and Chelsea Hawkins both go 3-for-4 with a double in Gamecocks' victory
Shots from the Gamecocks' 6-3 game-one win over Western Carolina on Tues., Feb. 25
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in six games out of the bullpen, going 1-0 ... Posted a 4.80 ERA with eight strikeouts and 10 walks in 11.2 innings ... Picked up her win with four innings of shutout relief against Alabama State (3/2), when she fanned three and walked one while scattering three hits ... Gave up a hit but recorded an out in the first game of the doubleheader at Missouri (3/30) ... Gave up two earned runs in the other four appearances, including in an inning at No. 6/7 Texas (5/18) in the NCAA Tournament.
2012 (FURMAN): Went 6-10 as a freshman at Furman, posting a 2.68 ERA ... Started 14 games and completed 11 of those ... Tossed a staff-high 117.2 innings, striking out 62 and walking 48 ... Opponents hit .268 against her ... Earned the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week award on March 5.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in softball for coach Ernie Beck at River Ridge High School ... Earned All-North SunCoast honors for four years ... Also a four-year member of the academic All-Sunshine Athletic Conference team ... Led her team to a regional semifinal appearance during her senior year, winning 16 games in the circle and posting a county-best 0.32 ERA ... Named the North SunCoast Pitcher of the Year by the St. Petersburg Times and the player of the year by the SAC and Pasco Patch ... Led River Ridge to a pair of league championships, three district titles and two regional semifinal appearances ... Four-time all-county honoree ... Posted a career record of 50-9 ... Also lettered four years in basketball and two years in golf ... Named first-team all-conference in golf once ... The 2011 River Ridge Female Athlete of the Year ... Played travel ball with Florida Ultimate Gold for coaches Tom Stager, Rob Neelen and Jody Hennigar.
PERSONAL: Lakyn Alexis Shull is the daughter of Tracy and Julia Shull ... Has one sister, Kathryn ... Lists Chris Brown and Rascal Flatts as her favorite musical artists ... Joe Mauer is her favorite athlete ... Says her sister Kathryn is her biggest influence ... Majoring in sport and entertainment management.