COLUMBIA No. 7 South Carolina pounded out 17 hits, including three homers, and freshman right-hander Wil Crowe pitched 6 1/3 hitless innings in his first start, as the Gamecocks defeated Bucknell 12-0 Sunday to sweep the weekend series.
The Gamecocks are 3-0, with Bucknell falling to 0-3.
Eight of nine position starters had at least one hit for South Carolina. Kyle Martin went 4-for-4 with an RBI and pair of runs scored. Max Schrock added two hits and his first home run of the season as well as three runs scored and three RBIs. Joey Pankake also had three hits and a homer, with Grayson Greiner hitting a three-run homer.
No. 13 Clemson 9, Eastern Michigan 7: Jay Baum went 3-for- 5 with two RBIs and the go-ahead, run-scoring single in the eighth as the host Tigers rallied to victory over the Eagles at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson, S.C.
No. 25 Arkansas 8, Appalachian State 3: The host Razorbacks managed just three hits, but the Mountaineers’ pitchers issued eight walks and hit six batters in the loss at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.
All three of Arkansas’ hits – Tyler Spoon’s RBI double in the first and Joe Serrano’s RBI double and Brian Anderson’s RBI single in the seventh – drove in runs.
Canisius 3, No. 5 N.C. State 0: Despite a 3-for-4 day from Trea Turner, host N.C. State fell in its season opener at Doak Field in Raleigh. Carlos Rodon took the loss after allowing one earned over six innings. Rodon finished with three runs on four hits, striking out six while walking one.
Canisius starter Rohn Pierce claimed the win on seven innings. Alex Godzak earned the save after allowing two hits over the eighth and ninth.
No. 17 North Carolina 12, College of Charleston 3: Trent Thornton had a career-high 10 strikeouts and Michael Russell had four hits and drove in four as North Carolina evened its series with College of Charleston with a win at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Chris McCue pitched two scoreless innings to notch his first save of the year, and Zach Daly clubbed his first home run.
East Carolina 4, James Madison 2: Ryan Williams tossed four scoreless innings of relief, and freshman Kirk Morgan recorded two hits, including the game-winner, lifting the host Pirates (2-1) to an series win against the Dukes (1-2).
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