SPECIAL TO THE CBB
South Carolina won its opener over George Mason, but East Carolina and Binghamton were rained out in the second game Friday in the Greenville Regional at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
Lightning and rain interrupted the USC-George Mason for 80 minutes in the seventh inning, then delayed and finally washed out the ECU-Binghamton game.
That game was rescheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. The early game loser plays George Mason in an elimination game at 2 p.m., with 10 a.m. winner meeting the Gamecocks at 6 p.m.
South Carolina 11, George Mason 3
South Carolina got 16 of its 17 hits in the fourth through seventh innings to roll past George Mason, 11-3.
The Gamecocks (39-21) trailed 1-0 before charging back against the third-seeded Patriots (42-13) to hand GMU ace Mike Modica (11-2) his first loss since Feb. 27.
A pair of Patriots errors contributed to a four-run USC fourth inning as the second-seeded Gamecocks took the lead for good.
Parker Bangs, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Nick Ebert homered in support of USC starter Sam Dyson (9-4), who needed a pair of double plays from his defense in the first two innings to escape jams.
Bangs, Bradley and Bobby Haney had three hits apiece for USC, which got at least one hit from every starter.