The award, in its 21st season, recognizes the point guard who exhibits the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills of Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman.
The Gamecocks scored three runs in the first and added on four runs in the third while Thomas Farr threw six one-hit innings to pick up his third win of 2020.
With this loss in the regular-season finale, the Gamecocks’ NCAA Tournament hopes have all but vanished heading into next week’s SEC Tournament.
The pair makes South Carolina one of two schools with multiple entries on the list, and Boston is the lone freshman to make the cut.
With the wins, the Gamecocks improved to 3-1 on the weekend and 4-1 on the week as they outscored opponents 31-14 over that stretch.
Redshirt sophomore Thomas Farr allowed just two hits in a five-inning start and the University of South Carolina baseball team belted out 12 hits in an 8-5 win over Clemson at Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies.
The Class of 2020 inductees include former University of South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier, tight end Willie Scott and administrator Art Baker. SC State’s Robert Porcher and Clemson’s Charlie Waters will also be inducted.
Andrew Eyster had two hits to lead the Carolina offense, while Noah Campbell drove in three. On the mound, Brannon Jordan struck out nine and allowed just two hits and two runs in six innings of work.
Between the two games 10 different Gamecocks produced hits with Haley Simpson, Mackenzie Boesel, Kassidy Krupit and Lauren Stewart leading the charge. The Ochs and Heath combo in the circle held opposing batters to just seven hits in 14 innings of work.
Wes Clarke’s second home run of the game, a grand slam, happened in the sixth inning. The Gamecocks had 13 hits on the day, led by Clarke’s 3-for-4 performance.