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Gamecocks earn 2-0 win at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, SC (WIS) - Three Gamecock pitchers combined for a two-hitter and Elliot Caldwell went 2-for-4 with a triple and a RBI single as 13th ranked South Carolina defeated The Citadel 2-0 on Tuesday night at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. The Gamecocks improve to 20-9 with The Citadel now 14-13 on the year.

Right-hander Tyler Haswell pitched four scoreless inning in his second start of the year and allowed just one hit and three walks with three strikeouts. Senior right-hander Cody Mincey followed with four scoreless innings allowing just one hit and one walk and striking out a career-high seven batters to earn the win. He is 1-1 on the year. Taylor Widener pitched one perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts to pick up his seventh save of the year.

South Carolina broke ahead 1-0 in the top of the second inning. Caldwell hammered the first pitch he saw from Thomas Byelick for a triple off the wall in center field and scored on Madison Stokes' one-out sac fly to the warning track in left-center.

Caldwell went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored to lead the Gamecocks at the plate.

South Carolina heads to Starkville, Miss. for a three-game SEC series vs. Mississippi State. The series opens on Thursday, April 2 with first pitch at 8 p.m. ET televised live on ESPNU. It can also be heard on the Gamecock IMG Network including flagship station, 107.5 FM “The Game.”

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