Pitcher Brian Williams led the Gamecocks to a 7-1 victory over the Clemson Tigers in Columbia. Williams, pitching against a tough Tiger lineup, allowed only one run on four hits while striking out seven in his 7+ innings of work. Williams had trouble in only three innings; the 4th, 5th, and 7th, but used double play ground balls to kill the Clemson rallies and preserve the USC victory over its arch-rival.
Brian had a nice 3.44 ERA in 1989, and struck out 96 in only 73.1 innings. He also went on to have a nice major league career. He played nine seasons in the majors with Houston, San Diego, Detroit, and Baltimore.
The big offensive star for Carolina was two-sport player Skeets Thomas. Thomas, who played wide receiver on the football team, was the designated hitter in this game. He went 3 for 4, scored twice, knocked in one, and stole a base.