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And he grounds out to first. Fic makes the play unassisted. Three up, three down again.
Bigham back at the plate to lead off the bottom of the second.
Bigham gets a base hit on a tough grounder that the diving shortstop can't field cleanly. Wise lays down a sac bunt. He's out at first, but Bigham is at second with Morris (.236) at the plate.
Full count for Morris ... and he walks. Back to the top of the order with Carver batting. Two men on, nobody out. Hogs still leading 3-0.
The runners advance on a double steal. That's Morris' fifth stolen base and Bigham's seventh. It's an 0-2 count for Carver, and he gets an RBI groundout to second. Arkansas now leading 4-0.
Mahan now batting. He reached on an error last time up.
But this time he comes through with an RBI single to right, giving the Hogs a 5-0 lead!
Ficociello at the plate. He walked in the first.
Carolina going to talk it over at the mound.
Roth staying in the game. It's a 2-1 count for Fic, and he hits a lonnnng fly ball to right center. Marzilli, the center fielder, makes the catch on the right for the third out.
English (.313) will lead off the top of the third.
The five runs allowed by Roth ties for the most he's given up year.
English grounds out to third. Stanek has now retired all seven batters he's faced.
And Matthews (.210), the next batter, gets SC it's first hit of the game, a single up the middle. Vergason (.200), the 9-hole hitter, at the plate.
He lays down a sac bunt. Fic has a little trouble getting the ball out of his glove but still throws out Vergason. Gamecocks have a runner at second, and Pankake is batting.
Pankake grounds out, 1-3, for the third out. Hogs head into the bottom of the third leading 5-0. Reynolds, who walked in his previous at-bat, will lead it off.
Roth just reached pitch No. 50. 1-1 count for Reynolds.
And Reynolds singles to left-center, the Hogs' fifth hit off Roth.
Bosco now batting. He hit that two-run single in the first.
Bosco grounds out to first. Reynolds reaches second, and Anderson the next batter.
Anderson hits a long fly to right that's caught on the run. Reynolds legs it out, though, advancing from second all the way home. Slides to beat the throw from the shortstop. Arkansas ahead 6-0.
Bigham is the next batter. He singled in the second. Two outs, nobody on.
Bigham grounds out, 4-3, to end the inning. Heading into the top of the fourth, Arkansas leads 6-0.
Marzilli, who struck out looking in the first, will lead it off.
Marzilli shows some speed, laying down a bunt and beating out the throw from Reynolds for a single. Walker now at the plate.
Walker singles to center. Gamecocks have two on and nobody out. Dantzler the next batter.
Dantzler hits a fly ball into the corner in right, and Bosco can't make the sliding catch. One run scores on the double. Arkansas' lead cut to 6-1. Greiner now batting with runners at second and third, and he hits a long fly to center for a sac. Another run scores. Gamecocks make it a four-run game with a runner at third.
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