Whitney Perkins and Jessica Quade
recorded two hits each but
The Cyclones (0-1) threatened in
the third, moving runners to first and third with one out, but were unable to
convert them into runs. Perkins, a freshman from
A wild pitch by Alyssa Ransom in the bottom of the third gave the Gamecocks a 1-0 lead. Ransom avoided more trouble by getting the Gamecocks' cleanup hitter Ashley Smith to strikeout looking, stranding Jessica Josker at third.
The Gamecocks added an insurance run in the sixth on an error by the Cyclones.
Ransom (0-1) went the distance for
the Cyclones, allowing three runs on seven hits. The junior struck out five
Henkes (2-0) allowed five hits but was able to keep the Cyclones off the scoreboard to pick up the win for the Gamecocks.
The Cyclones will continue play at
the Seminole Classic with a
game this afternoon against
Notes: Jessica Quade recorded the first
hit of the season for