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South Carolina at Furman, game recap: Gamecocks lose to Paladins 2-1

One step forward, many steps back.


If you're into high-scoring games, this was not the one for you.

South Carolina got on the board first, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning. Gene Cone led off with a triple, then came home on a sac fly from DC Arendas.

The lead was short-lived, though, because Furman tied the game in the bottom of the inning. Carter Grote started things off by getting hit by a pitch, Landon Kay singled with one out, and Chris Ohmstede followed with a base hit of his own to get Grote home.

The Paladins took the lead in the next inning on a leadoff homer by Cameron Whitehead.

Gamecocks starter Reed Scott did a pretty good job tonight, as did reliever Josh Reagan.

After the series victory over Vandy this weekend, a midweek loss to Furman seems particularly deflating. It wouldn't be so bad if South Carolina had won all their other midweek contests, but that's obviously not the case.

The Gamecocks drop to 25-17, while Furman is now 18-20. South Carolina will be back in action this weekend, when they travel to Tennessee. First pitch in Friday's game is scheduled for 6 p.m. The Vols are having an even worse season than the Gamecocks, so maybe South Carolina can manage to get another series victory (but maybe we shouldn't get our hopes up).