USC Shakes Off Slow Start Against NC A&T

Carolina bounced back from a rough weekend to defeat North Carolina A&T 12-2.

Madison Stokes drove in three runs to go with a 2-RBI night each from Jonah Bride and Matt Wiliams as USC defeated North Carolina A&T 12-2 Wednesday at Founders Park in an SEC-MEAC battle.

Stokes, the A.C. Flora grad, tied his career high with 3 RBI. His two-run single in the sixth was part of three runs in that inning which was followed by a six-run seventh inning. Those two innings allowed Carolina to break the game open.

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Freshman T.J. Shook from Dutch Fork High School earned his first career win as he threw 2.1 innings of relief work.

The Gamecocks (8-5) will host Princeton this weekend for a three-game series - Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.