In relief, Nickie Blue picks up her eighth win
Kristen Struett hits her first homer of the year in the victory
Homers by Ard and Mooney and an 11-run seventh lead to the win
Senior catcher Shelby Gonzales goes 2-for-3 with homer, 3 RBI
Junior third baseman Codee Yeske goes 2-for-3, scores game-winning run in seventh
Shots from the Gamecocks' 6-3 game-one win over Western Carolina on Tues., Feb. 25
Shots from the final game of the first series at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.
Photos from the Gamecocks' win over the Eagles
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Made 27 appearances, drawing nine starts ... Started three games behind the plate, four at first and two as the designated player ... The Gamecocks went 8-1 in her starts, including winning her only start in Southeastern Conference play at Auburn (4/21) ... Posted a .596 on-base percentage and hit .387 in 31 at-bats ... Tallied three homers and 11 RBI while drawing 11 walks and five HBPs ... Went 3-for-9 as a pinch hitter but reached in six other chances (5 BB, 1 HBP) in the role ... Drove in six runs while going 2-for-2 in four plate appearances with the bases loaded ... In her second plate appearance of the year, knocked a homer at Stetson (2/9) ... Set a program record by scoring five runs in the Alabama State win (3/2) ... Had a homer in both games on March 2, including one against Kennesaw State ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored against Florida International (3/3) ... Capped the Gamecocks' scoring in the game-one win at Auburn (4/19) with her two-RBI single in the seventh ... Doubled in her start against the Tigers (4/21) ... Drove in two runs with a hit in the second game against Charlotte (4/24).
2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in 32 games, starting 17 ... Ten of those starts came behind the plate, while the other seven came at first base ... Hit .157 with two doubles and an RBI ... Moved up batters at a .536 clip, third best on the team ... In her first career start, went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI against Winthrop (2/11) ... Scored twice in the win over Villanova (2/19) ... Her homer was a two-run shot in the seventh in game two at Coastal Carolina (3/7) ... Had a hit and an RBI in the final game of the Arkansas series (3/11) ... Tied the home game against Charlotte (3/14) with a sixth-inning RBI double.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three softball letters under coach Tom Sullivan at Gloucester Catholic ... Helped the Rams to consecutive New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Non-Public B titles in 2010 and 2011 ... A 2011 all-south Jersey and all-non-public first-team selection by the Newark Star-Ledger ... Twice named to the Philadelphia Inquirer All-South Jersey first team ... An all-county and all-conference player as well, she hit 19 home runs in her final two years ... Earned All-Salem County accolades as a freshman at Woodstown High School ... Also played two years of field hockey, where she earned first-team all-conference honors ... Played travel ball with the New Jersey Mystics Gold team led by Stacey Jackson ... Off the diamond, she was a honor roll member and volunteered with the Special Olympics and the Miracle baseball league.
PERSONAL: Olivia Alexandra Lawrence is the daughter of Dave and Ursula and has two brothers, David and Andrew ... Brother Andrew played baseball at North Greenville ... Chose the Gamecocks over Villanova, Fordham and Charleston Southern ... Enjoys snowboarding and going to the beach ... Says her favorite athlete is Chase Utley ... Majoring in education.