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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

6th-ranked South Carolina pounded out 13 hits including a pair of homers from Connor Bright and Joey Pankake as the Gamecocks defeated Rider 9-5 on Saturday afternoon in game two of a three-game series.  The Gamecocks improve to 12-2 with Rider dropping to 6-3 for the season.

The 13-hit afternoon would feature hits from eight of the nine Gamecock position starters.  Pankake and Bright each had two hits with two RBI and two runs scored.  Chase Vergason went 2-for-4 with two RBI as well.  Dante Rosenberg and Shon Carson went 2-for-4 also with each scoring a run and driving in a run.

Joel Seddon earned the win after one inning of relief.  He is 1-0 on the year.  He allowed one run, unearned, on one hit with one walk and two strikeouts.  He was followed up by senior left-hander Adam Westmoreland, who earned his first save of the year after hurling 3.2 scoreless innings without allowing a hit and walking just one while striking out three batters.  Rider starting pitcher Kurt Sowa suffered the loss and is 2-1 on the year.  He worked 3.1 innings and allowed eight runs on seven hits with three walks and a strikeout.

Joel Seddon earned the win after one inning of relief.  He is 1-0 on the year.  He allowed one run, unearned, on one hit with one walk and two strikeouts.  He was followed up by senior left-hander Adam Westmoreland, who earned his first save of the year after hurling 3.2 scoreless innings without allowing a hit and walking just one while striking out three batters. 

Rider starting pitcher Kurt Sowa suffered the loss and is 2-1 on the year.  He worked 3.1 innings and allowed eight runs on seven hits with three walks and a strikeout.

 The series concludes Sunday with first pitch at 1:30 p.m.

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