No. 2 seed South Carolina advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2012 SEC Tournament with a 5-3 win over No. 10 seed Auburn.
Gamecocks starter Michael Roth gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings. Matt Price pitched the final 2 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run. The Gamecocks were led at the plate by outfielder Adam Matthews, who went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Catcher Grayson Greiner went 2-for-5 with two runs scored.