I'll be honest. After South Carolina's back-to-back homeruns in the third inning (which made it four bombs on the night for them), I didn't think those would be the last runs we'd see for the Gamecocks.
Clemson may have just squandered its last chance in this one, as they got two men on with two men out in the 8th against Farotto. But S.C. coach Ray Tanner went to the 'pen to bring in righty Wynn Pelzer (the closer on this team, even though the team has a total of 2 on the season, he has one of them). Pelzer forced a weak pop up off the end of the bat to second base and the 'Cocks escpaed the top of the 8th sitll holding a 4-1 lead.
Things have finally settled down here after a wild first three innings for the Gamecocks. Starter Mike Cisco has been brilliant, allowing only one run so far to the Tigers, as the Gamecocks lead 4-1 as we play in the bottom of the 5th.
Well they said that last Sunday was a launching pad for homeruns here at the park, today is no different. South Carolina is pouring it on here in the third inning, with three bombs here in the frame, and the fourth of the night...
Not only are we packed in like sardines here in the Sarge Frye Field pressbox, they are out in the stands too. As expected, many more fans clad in the Garnett attire, but there are a few Purple/Orange t-shirts in attendance for this huge rivalry.
Last Wednesday, rain washed away what was supposed to be the third game of the season series between South Carolina and Clemson. Everyone has their fingers crossed that the April 25th meeting, won't be the 3rd meeting. A 40 percent chance of rain has this baseball editor nervous, especially after sitting at LGA since early this morning and enduring a 4 hour delay. But anyway, on to the baseball talk.