The Gamecocks, behind a huge fourth inning explosion, hammered the North Carolina Tarheels by a score of 10-1 in Chapel Hill. USC sent 13 batters to the plate in the fourth, and seven of them crossed the plate.
Pitcher Dennis Lubert was the beneficiary of the runs, and took advantage. He went the distance, scattering seven hits and allowing only one run. Lubert used the double play ball in a big way, as he got twin-killings in the 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th innings to end rallies. Also, Lubert was able to put an end to UNC’s Scott Bradley’s 29-game hitting streak.
USC All-American outfielder Paul Hollins had a nice game as well. He went 2 for 3, knocked in two runs and scored one. Hollins batted .400 in 1981, an accomplishment only five other USC players have been able to reach in a season.