Gamecock Pitchers Combine for 1-Hitter in 3-1 Win vs. Georgia Tech|
Feb. 28, 2016
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Behind a dominant pitching performance, South Carolina (13-2) beat Georgia Tech (2-9) by a score of 3-1 in the teams' finale in the Gaucho Classic I at the Campus Diamond.
Gamecock pitching allowed only one hit to the Yellow Jackets in the victory, a two-out solo home run to Samantha Pierannunzi. Outside of that, juniors Jessica Elliott and Nickie Blue shut down the opposition, with Elliott picking up her ninth victory in the start, striking out six in five innings of work. Blue tossed two perfect innings, fanning two, for her fourth save of the season.
South Carolina scored in the first on sophomore shortstop Krystan White's sacrifice fly, scoring senior left fielder Alaynie Page after she singled to start the frame. Page came home with the game-winning run two innings later on freshman right fielder Kennedy Clark's single off the Yellow Jackets' third baseman's glove.
The insurance run came home for South Carolina when, with the bases loaded and two outs, a wild pitch on a third strike let Clark score from third.