CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (USC SID)- Jordan Montgomery twirled a four-hit shutout and the South Carolina offense parlayed eight hits, nine walks and five stolen bases into eight runs, as the Gamecocks cruised to an 8-0 win over North Carolina in Game 2 of the best-of-3 Super Regional Series at Boshamer Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Montgomery (6-1) was spectacular all day as he tossed the first complete game of his career, walking one while fanning three. Despite three fielding errors by the Gamecock infielders, only four Tar Heel runners advanced as far as second base and none reached third. He threw 121 pitches while quieting a record attendance crowd of 4,365.
With the win, the Gamecocks improved to 43-19 on the season while top-seeded North Carolina dropped to 56-10.
The Gamecocks scored five runs in the second inning, proving to be all they would need as they knocked UNC starter Hobbs Johnson out of the game.
Game three of the series will be played on Monday. Time has yet to be announced.