Baylee Morris, Sports Editor
In an untraditional Tuesday game, the Gamecocks split with Tennessee Tech.
The Gamecocks headed up to Tennessee with a 24-10 record and an OVC record of 8-2 at the end of the double header the Gamecocks split with Tech coming home with a 25-11 record and an OVC record of 9-3.
In their first outing of the day against Tech, Faith Sims pitched a two-hitter and received the win on the day as the Gamecocks went on to defeat Tech 7-0. This game was Sims seventh shutout and 15th complete game of the season. There is no doubt that Sims commands the circle while she is in, especially seeing as after escaping a first inning bases loaded jam, she only allowed two baserunners the remaining six innings of the ballgame.
Sims had help from her offense Tuesday with seven hitters delivering eight hits. Hayley Sims, Lex Hull, and Karsen Mosley delivered three doubles today. While the bats were hot today in game one for the Gamecocks, there were errors delivered on Tennessee Tech’s side that allowed two Gamecock baserunners to score.
The second outing of the day left the Gamecocks hitless. The Gamecocks fell to Tech 2-0 with Arden throwing a no-hitter. Arden went the complete game for Tech while on the other side Nicole Rodriguez would suffer a loss. While only two runs were scored in the game those two runs came off of two solo shots delivered by Sparks and Love-Baker for Tennessee Tech.
The Gamecocks look to finish the week strong in their road trip back to Tennessee on Friday and Sunday. Friday JSU will face Belmont in a double header in Nashville. Then the Gamecocks will travel over to Tennessee State for another double header on Sunday where they wrap up their six-game road trip week.