The Gamecocks pulled off an incredible feat in front of 3,672 fans at the Athens Super Regional’s opening game in the second inning.
Georgia pitcher Mickey Westphal had gotten the first two outs in the second inning, when Chris Brown drew a seemingly harmless walk. Then, Neil Giesler homered, followed up by Justin Smoak and Phil Disher who also homered. Not even a pitching change could stop the onslaught, as amazingly, Andrew Crisp and Robbie Grinestaff followed with dingers as well.
Yes, USC had connected on back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back homers, tying the NCAA record of five consecutive longballs!
Carolina added four more HRs in the contest for a total of nine in the game. Surprisingly, it was still one short of the single-game school record of ten set in 1985. The Gamecocks took game one of the best-of-three series by a score of 15-6 over the Bulldogs.