June 5, 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina scored five runs in the seventh inning to rally for the second consecutive game and take control of the Columbia Regional with a 9-4 victory over The Citadel on Saturday night.

The top-seeded Gamecocks (45-15) advanced to the winners' bracket game Sunday night, and will face the winner of the elimination game between The Citadel (43-21) and Virginia Tech.

Trailing 4-2 entering the seventh, Evan Marzilli's pinch-hit, two-run single tied it. He scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch before Adrian Morales and Christian Walker added RBI doubles.

Five of the six hits in the inning came off Bulldogs ace Asher Wojciechowski (12-3), who struck out 11. Blake Cooper (11-1) struck out a career-high 12 in 7 1-3 innings.