Wil Crowe allowed just one run and struck out nine in 6.2 innings of work, while Matt Williams had a career high three hits in seventh-ranked USC's 5-2 win over Michigan State.
Crowe ran his record to 3-0 as he allowed one run on three hits. He threw 104 pitches and tied a season high with nine stirkouts.
Williams hit his first home run of the year for the Gamecocks who improved to 11-5. They'll go for the sweep Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm at Founders Park.