South Carolina third baseman Jonah Bride will serve a one-game suspension for his ejection from Sunday afternoon’s game against Rhode Island.
Bride plated the afternoon’s first two runs with a two-out, first inning single. He then stole second before trying to advance home when Madison Stokes bounced a single to Rhode Island second baseman Martin Figueroa.
After bobbling the hit, Figueroa gunned down Bride at home. The Gamecocks sophomore was ejected after trying to run over Rams catcher Chase Livingston.
According to the NCAA’s misconduct penalties, a player is to be ejected from the present contest and suspended from the next when in violation of the collision rule.
Bride entered Sunday’s game batting .285 with two homers, 30 RBI and seven stolen bases.
At the time of the official ruling, South Carolina was beating Rhode Island 22-2 in the eighth inning. The winner advances to play UNCW at 6 p.m. ET Sunday night.