The USC Aiken Pacers used six pitchers to get an 8-4 win over North Greenville Thursday afternoon. Pacer head coach Kenny Thomas said using that many pitchers was his plan as he wanted to give his players some work before they started Peach Belt Conference play this weekend. "We are still searching for the right people in the situations," he said. "I thought everybody pitched well today." Right hander Terry Oldaker got the start for the Pacers, but junior Joe Tart got the win, going just one inning and giving up one run on one hit and walking two. Tart pitched the third inning, which saw North Greenville take a 3-2 lead in the top half. In the bottom half, the Pacers scored three runs on three hits. Senior Ken Raborn led the inning off by reaching on an error. From there, designated hitter Travis Howard tripled in Raborn to tie the game at 3-3, and third baseman Nick Aranas singled to keep things going the Pacers way scoring Howard. Aranas stole second base but was caught trying to steal third several pitches later. A walk by sophomore second baseman Chris Grandinetti was followed by a singled from senior catcher John Sherrer. A walk by freshman Stephen Carmon loaded the bases and senior Cody McMorris got the third RBI of the inning as he was walked, bringing in Grandinetti. The Pacers had three hitters get three hits as McMorris went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and both Howard and Sherrer went 3-for-5. Howard drove in two RBIs as well. Thomas said he has mixed feelings about how his team played saying the game was "weird." "I felt like we had some great at-bats at times, and at times we had some terrible at-bats," he said. "We were in between some. We got over anxious at the plate sometimes." Like most teams this year, North Greenville got to USCA early by scoring two runs in the first inning. Oldaker went two innings for the Pacers and gave up three hits and two runs, while striking out two. The Pacers rallied in the first two innings as they scored a run in each of the frames. In the first inning, Raborn singled in McMorris and Carmon scored on a passed ball in the second inning to tie the game at 2-2 after two frames. USCA finally settled down on the mound in the fifth inning after giving up a lone run in the top half of the fourth, as the Pacers used their third pitcher in four innings in junior Jonathan Bolt. In the fifth inning, junior Jeremy Smith took the mound and went two perfect innings, striking out one. In the seventh inning, Aiken native Christian Stutts was brought in, and the freshman went two innings, allowing one walk and striking out the side in the eighth inning. The bottom of the eighth saw the Pacers add two more runs on three hits. Sophomore and North Augusta grad Alex Franklin single dto start the inning and scored on Howard's double two batters later. Senior Jamie Benjamin also had an RBI single later in the inning driving in pinch runner Josh Attaway. The Pacers open up conference play this Saturday with a doubleheader at home against North Georgia. One thing Thomas said he would like to see more from his team this weekend is intensity. "We need to quadruple our intensity from what was there today," he said. "I wasn't real pleased with our intensity. Today was not pretty." First pitch in Saturday's double header is scheduled for 1 p.m. North Greenville 4 6 3 USCA 8 15 1