South Carolina legend and Clemson nemesis Michael Roth threw out the first pitch at Founders Park Friday night, stirring up a Gamecock crowd that fondly recalls him beating the Tigers in an elimination game in the 2010 College World Series.

It took Bryant Bowen just one inning — two pitches, to be more precise — to hit his first home run as a South Carolina Gamecock. On a 1-0 offering from Holy Cross starter Garret Keough on Friday, the DH connected and sent a 370-foot blast to left-center.