Blake Cooper pitched a complete-game shutout Friday and a five-run eighth inning led South Carolina to a 5-0 win over Mississippi at Carolina Stadium.
The win lifted Cooper to a 7-0 record. The Gamecocks' ace struck out 10 and allowed four hits.
Ole Miss star Drew Pomeranz remained 6-0, not recording a decision after throwing seven innings and striking out 10. Ole Miss pitching allowed four hits.
Adrian Morales' three-run double highlighted the eighth-inning outburst.
The teams meet again at 3 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Saturday's game will be televised by SportSouth.