baseball-d1 flag

South Carolina Athletics | May 12, 2014

No. 12 South Carolina sweeps series with walk-off win against Missouri

  Max Schrock scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- For the fifth time this season, 12th-ranked South Carolina won in walk-off fashion, defeating Missouri 2-1 on a RBI single by Joey Pankakein the bottom of the ninth to sweep the series on Sunday. The Gamecocks improved to 39-13 and 16-11 in the SEC while the loss dropped Missouri to 20-30 and 6-21 in the league.

Max Schrock opened the bottom of the ninth with a triple to right-center. Missouri elected to intentionally walk Kyle Martin and Grayson Greiner to set up the force play and bring a fifth infielder in to try and get a force at home. Joey Pankakethen belted a base hit to center field, scoring Schrock and sealing the victory for South Carolina. Pankake went 2-for-4 to lead the Gamecocks at the plate.

Cody Minceyworked two scoreless innings to pick up his fifth win of the season and is now 5-0 on the year. Mincey allowed just one hit and struck out one batter. South Carolina starter Wil Crow hurled seven innings, giving up one run on four hits and one walk while striking out four batters. Keaton Steele suffers the loss for the Tigers and falls to 0-8 on the year.

"We were very fortunate to get the win," said South Carolina head coach Chad Holbrook.  "It took great outings from Wil [Crowe] and Cody [Mincey] to keep them [Missouri] at bay, since we had our hands full with Keaton Steele [the Missouri pitcher].  We came into the game with the mind set that we were going to try and score three runs because he [Steele] was not going to give us much and he certainly didn't. He is as good as there is in this league from a pitching stand point. That is about as well pitched of a game as we have had all year long."

Missouri took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning with a solo homerun off the bat of Dylan Kelly. The Gamecocks tied it up in the fifth inning as Tanner English led off with a base hit, stole second and scored on Patrick Harrington's RBI single.

South Carolina's Dawn Staley, Dayton's Anthony Grant named 2020 Naismith Coaches of the Year

South Carolina's Dawn Staley and Dayton's Anthony Grant are the first coaches from their respective schools to win the Naismith Coach of the Year award.
READ MORE

South Carolina's Dawn Staley is AP women's coach of the year

South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley is The Associated Press women's coach of the year for 2020.
READ MORE

2020 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year finalists announced

On March 23, the 2020 finalists for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year were announced. Four players were named finalists for the men's and women's awards, find out who made the cut here.
READ MORE
Division I
Baseball Championship
June 18-30, 2021
TD Ameritrade Park | Omaha, NE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners