University of South Carolina pitcher Nolan Belcher hurled
8 scoreless innings and combined with Tyler Webb for a
five-hit shutout as the 5th ranked Gamecocks defeated Missouri 2-0 in game
one of the doubleheader at Taylor Stadium.
The Gamecocks win the series and improve to 17-2 and 2-0 in the SEC with
Missouri dropping to 5-9 and 0-2 in league play.
South Carolina broke ahead 1-0 in the third inning with
an unearned run. Max Schrock reached
base with a one-out single to center.
With two outs and Schrock on first base, Joey Pankake belted a single
into right-center on a hit and run. On
the play, Missouri center fielder Logan Pearson mishandled his fielding attempt
and Schrock scored all the way from first base to give the
Gamecocks a one-run lead.
Chase Vergason increased the lead to 2-0 in the fifth
inning with a solo home run. It was his third homer of the season.
Belcher limited the Tigers to just five hits and struck
out six batters while walking none. He
has pitched 32.1 consecutive innings without allowing a walk. He is now 4-1 on the year.
Webb pitched 0.2 perfect innings for his
seventh save of the season and second of the series. He
allowed two runs, one earned, on seven hits with no walks and four strikeouts.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:59 PM EST2013-12-11 22:59:37 GMT
(RNN) - I would start with something like, "Guess what day it is…" but that's probably getting old, and it's not original. It sounds better coming from a camel, anyway. No, my friends, there is no needMore >>
Spin the crystal balls, and break out the low-cut dresses. It's time for an awards show fit for the king of all college football conferences.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 1:35 PM EST2013-12-06 18:35:45 GMT
(RNN) - As the curtain falls on the BCS era, the college football championship picture is, as usual, a colossal mess. But change is in the wind and relief is in sight. Sort of. Next year the championshipMore >>
This will be the last year for the much-criticized Bowl Championship Series, which has produced college football national championship games since 1998. The new College Football Playoff will be just as controversial, but much, much more lucrative. Here's a look at what the future holds.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:18 PM EST2013-12-04 17:18:08 GMT
Rantankerous [ran-tank'uhr-us] (adjective) - A combination of rant [to speak in a wild or extravagant manner] and cantankerous [contentious, disagreeable]. The word is the only suitable description forMore >>
One year after they were forgotten and looked down upon, Missouri and Auburn provide an intriguing matchup in the SEC Championship Game.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 6:44 PM EST2013-12-03 23:44:02 GMT
Currently both versions of the Tigers are on the outside looking in at the BCS national championship. The question is if either deserves to be there after a win in Atlanta.More >>
Currently both versions of the Tigers are on the outside looking in with undefeated Florida State and Ohio State taking the top two spots in the BCS standings. The question is if either deserves to be replaced in favor of the SEC champion. More >>