COLUMBIA - Jack Mahoney threw 7.2 innings of shutout baseball and the University of South Carolina baseball team had three home runs, including a grand slam from Noah Myers, in a 9-5 win over The Citadel Tuesday night (April 27) at Founders Park.
Mahoney allowed just five hits, struck out six and walked just one in the win. The 7.2 innings was a career long as he lowered his ERA to 1.10.
Braylen Wimmer opened the scoring with a two-run blast in the second. Myers then hit the grand slam in the fourth to make it 6-0 Gamecocks. Carolina scored a run in the seventh on Wimmer’s infield double and Brady Allen made it 9-0 with a two-run home run to center. The Citadel scored five runs in the ninth on a pair of home runs.
Allen was 4-for-5 on the day with two RBI while Wes Clarke had three hits and reached base five times with a pair of walks. Wimmer added three RBI with a pair of hits while Myers drove in four.
• Carolina took all three games from The Citadel this season.
• Allen set a career high with the four hits in the win.
• Clarke tied his season high with three hits.
• Mahoney now has 39 strikeouts in 32.2 innings pitched.