South Carolina, Winthrop, Illinois, Bama, and Wilmington pick up wins

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

South Carolina 5 College of Charleston 3

Columbia, S.C. – Freshman right-handed pitcher Sam Dyson struck out eight batters in a career-high seven innings and Reese Havens hit his seventh home run of the year as South Carolina defeated College of Charleston 5-3 on Wednesday evening at Sarge Frye Field. The Gamecocks improve to 16-6 on the year while the loss drops College of Charleston to 16-8. Carolina returns to action at home this weekend with a three-game series at Sarge Frye Field vs. Kentucky. First pitch for the opener is set for 7 pm on Friday night.

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Winthrop 11 The Citadel 6

CHARLESTON, SC — The Winthrop baseball team got the offense going posting 14 hits as it defeated The Citadel 11-6 on Wednesday evening at Riley Park in Charleston, SC.

With Wednesday’s result, Winthrop’s record is now 9-15, while The Citadel moves down to 14-9 on the year.

Freshman right-hander Wade Newman, making his second rehab start of the season, got his first collegiate win as he worked 2.1 innings giving up no runs on one hit, two walks and three strikeouts. Eight other pitchers took the hill for Winthrop on Wednesday. “Wade is going to be something special for us. I was excited to see him pitch the way he is capable of pitching,” said Winthrop head coach Joe Hudak.

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Illinois 15 Indiana State 4

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Illinois blew the game open with a seven-run third inning and scored 12 runs in three innings to take down Indiana State, 15-4, in a game that was moved to Illinois Field after the Sycamores’ field was unplayable on Tuesday. Freshman left fielder Casey McMurray went 4-for-5 with a double, an RBI and three runs – his first career four-hit game – and second baseman Joe Bonadonna drove in four runs to lead the Illini offense.

Aaron Martin ran his scoreless innings streak to 13 with a strong four-inning start to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Illini won their sixth game out of their last seven and for the seventh time in their last nine games.

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Alabama 5 Jacksonville State 0

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – The combination of dominant pitching, timely hitting and near flawless defense propelled the University of Alabama baseball team to 5-0 win over Jacksonville State in front of 1,992 fans at Rudy Abbott Field Wednesday night.

Junior left-hander Miers Quigley pitched a complete shutout, the first by an Alabama pitcher since Wade LeBlanc blanked Florida International on Feb. 24, 2006. It marked Alabama’s first shutout since beating Nebraska 8-0 on March 9, 2007.

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UNC Wilmington 10 Coastal Carolina 7

CONWAY, S.C. – Senior first baseman Shane French collected four hits, including a tie-breaking homer leading off the ninth, as UNC Wilmington rallied for a 10-7 win over nationally-ranked Coastal Carolina on Wednesday at Watson Stadium.

The Seahawks (18-4) upped their nation-leading win streak to 17 with the win, while the Chanticleers dropped to 19-5. The win was UNCW’s first at Watson Stadium since the 1997 season and halted a 9-game losing streak in Conway.

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