Tanner honored, Dantzler stars for South Carolina


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — LB Dantzler homered and drove in two runs, and South Carolina made coach Chad Holbrook's debut a success with a 4-3 victory over Liberty on Friday.

The Gamecocks won their season opener for the 22nd time in 23 years. It followed a rousing pre-game tribute to former coach and current athletic director Ray Tanner. It was the first time since the 1997 season Tanner hadn't been in the dugout. His No. 1 jersey was retired and the street in front of Carolina Stadium was renamed "Tanner Way.

Tanner led the Gamecocks to College World Series championships in 2010 and 2011.

Dantzler put the Gamecocks up for good with a solo homer in the second. He added a RBI sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.

Add a comment


Comment: 1000 Characters Left

ABC Columbia and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

Current: 71°
High: 94°
Low: 71°
Wind: 3 MPH
Pressure: 29.94
Humidity: 87 %

What's on WOLOTV Full Schedule