HOOVER, Ala. (AP) – Evan White drove in four runs to lead Kentucky to a 7-2 win over South Carolina on Wednesday in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
The third-seeded Wildcats (38-16) move into the winner’s bracket of the double elimination tournament. They’ll play the LSU-Missouri winner Thursday while the 11th-seeded Gamecocks (33-24) face the loser of that game.
White had a three-run double and a run-scoring grounder. Kole Cottam had two hits, including a home run. Connor Heady went 2 for 2 and scored twice.
Zach Logue (7-5) and Chris Machamer each pitched three scoreless innings of relief.
Jonah Bride went 2 for 4 with an RBI double for the Gamecocks, who committed four errors. Alex Destino also drove in a run.
South Carolina outhit Kentucky, the league’s top hitting team, eight to seven.