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CHARLESTON, S.C. - Colby Holmes worked 7.1 innings and allowed just one run on four hits with a season-high eight strikeouts and 14th ranked South Carolina scored twice in the first inning on the way to a 3-1 win over College of Charleston on Tuesday evening at Patriots Point.
The Gamecocks improve to 19-6 with College of Charleston falling to 13-11 on the year.
Holmes scattered four hits throughout his outing and his eight strikeouts are the most since he tallied a career-high nine last year in the NCAA Regional vs. Manhattan.
Holmes earned the win and is now 2-2 on the year. Former Brookland-Cayce standout Adam Westmoreland hurled a perfect ninth inning to pick up his second save of the season.
South Carolina had eight hits with College of Charleston tallying four for the contest. Joey Pankake went 2-for-4 with a run scored. He has reached base safely in 17 consecutive games. L.B. Dantzler added two hits, both doubles and a RBI.
The Gamecocks return to action on Thursday when they host Texas A&M.