It took six extra innings, but Carolina finally put an end to the eight-game Florida winning streak with a 6-3 victory in Gainesville.
Mac White’s three-run homer in the 15th inning broke a 3-3 tie and gave USC the win. In addition to his late game heroics, White collected three hits and four RBIs to lead the USC attack.
Gamecock pitcher Craig Ross had a very unusual day at the park. In what is a very rare occurrence, Ross actually made two appearances in the game. Ross relieved Wally Maynard in the ninth inning, but then moved to the outfield for the tenth. After two outs were recorded, he went back to the mound for the final out of the tenth inning, and then finished out the game. He ended up as the winning pitcher, improving to 5-0 on the season.
The win not only stopped the Gator streak, but also ended a USC skid. Surprisingly, the six-game losing streak that ended was the longest in 31 years for Carolina.