Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Postgame Thoughts: Wofford vs. South Carolina

The Terriers came into Columbia today to take on a #11 Gamecocks team. Wofford has been steady lately, coming off a tough extra innings loss to Presbyterian and a series win over The Citadel. After tonight's 15-1 loss, their record stands at an even 25-25, with a 7-14 SoCon mark.

South Carolina came out swinging, scoring five runs in the second inning, including a home run by Grayson Greiner. Joey Pankake's homer in the third gave the Gamecocks a 6-0 lead. The Terriers left the bases loaded in the fourth, before an eventful sixth inning. Seth Neely put Wofford on the board with a solo homer before a six-run spurt by the Gamecocks made it 12-1. The lead was extended to 15-1 in the seventh inning.  The Terrier pitching staff ended the day with 12 batters walked, a season high.

A tough loss for the Terriers, but you can hardly blame them. After all, this is a nationally ranked, vigorous South Carolina squad. This is a good chance, however, for the Terriers to get some good experience against a tough team, preparing them for what's ahead. We've got a six-game homestand coming up, featuring UNCG on May 9, 10, and 11, and Samford on May 16 and 17(doubleheader). After that, it's the SoCon Tournament, from May 20-25. Wofford is currently tied with Furman for eighth place in SoCon play.

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