Originally created 05/12/05

Furman slams South Carolina



COLUMBIA, S.C. - Nick Wajda and Case Cassedy each had two RBIs to lift Furman to an 11-5 victory over South Carolina on Wednesday, giving the Paladins their second win over the Gamecocks in a week.

The last time Furman (23-23) beat the Gamecocks (33-17) more than once in a season was 1953 when the Paladins split a four-game series. Furman beat South Carolina 6-2 last week.

The Paladins scored five runs in the second inning and Wajda, Tony Maccani and Sam McClain each had doubles in a four-run fourth inning.

South Carolina out hit the Paladins 14-11, but nine of those came with two outs. The Gamecocks also had three errors.

Cal Hurst (2-1) allowed five hits and one run in 1 1-3 relief innings to get the win.

Cliff Donald (1-1), the first of seven South Carolina pitchers, allowed four hits in the top of the second before he was pulled.