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UNCW baseball falls 10-1 to USC - Regional Championship Game Monday

UNCW Baseball fell to Columbia, 10-1 (Source:UNCW) UNCW Baseball fell to Columbia, 10-1 (Source:UNCW)
COLUMBIA, SC (WECT) -

From UNCW 

COLUMBIA, South Carolina – South Carolina rode a complete game effort from starter Tyler Johnson and collected six two-out RBI's to force a second championship game as the Gamecocks beat UNCW, 10-1, on Sunday at Founders Park.

The Gamecocks (45-16), who were upset in their opener by Rhode Island, rallied with wins over Duke and Rhode Island to reach the championship round. The Seahawks (41-18) entered the game with a 2-0 mark in the regional with wins over Duke and Rhode Island.

Johnson (3-2), who was making his first start of the season, struck out a career-high 11 in his first career complete game. He allowed one run on five hits and a walk.

Offensively, Gene Cone set the pace at the top of the order with three hits, including a three-run double in the second inning, TJ Hopkins, Hunter Taylor and DC Arendas each added two hits.
Brian Mims belted his 14th homer of the season to give UNCW a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Gavin Stupienski andRobbie Thorburn each had two hits.

UNCW starter Cory Gantz (4-1) was roughed up for five runs in just 1.1 innings.

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