I haven’t studied this, so my memory my be failing me, but I recall that South Carolina employed MLB-style infield shifts pretty effectively against us. That, in addition to their stellar defensive play, works in their favor and overcomes some of the offensive woes they’ve had this year.
I can remember Kjerstad beating a shift once with a bunt single and Fletcher doubling down the left field line on a ball that a conventionally positioned third baseman would have fielded easily. It seems that maybe both those plays came against South Carolina. Of course, if you’re a team that gets Kjerstad to try to bunt his way on base, you’re probably pretty happy about that.
Anyway, am I recalling all that correctly?