The powerful second-ranked Gamecock squad made a big statement heading into post-season play by crushing Georgia Tech in a double-header sweep in Columbia. Carolina took game one 6-0, and game two by a whopping 20-1 score. More impressively, both games were only seven-inning affairs.
The great Hank Small had a monster day for USC. Hank knocked in eight runs and drilled a pair of home runs. Small connected on a two-run shot in the sixth of game one, and added the second blast in inning two of game two, when Carolina put ten runs on the board.
Earl Bass was the winning pitcher in game one, where he allowed two hits in four innings. Greg Ward picked up the easy win in game two. Ward didn’t allow a hit or run in his four innings of work (only four innings pitched needed to qualify for a win in a seven-inning game).