South Carolina and North Carolina were supposed to play baseball in Charlotte tonight, but unfortunately only the Tar Heels showed up, so there was no game.
Just kidding. Kind of.
What actually happened was that South Carolina and North Carolina played baseball in Charlotte tonight, but unfortunately only the Tar Heels showed up, so the Gamecocks got blown out.
After both pitchers faced the minimum number of batters in the first, second, and third innings, everything got terrible. North Carolina scored three runs in the fourth inning, three runs in the fifth inning, five runs in the seventh inning, and four runs in the ninth inning.
South Carolina mostly did a whole lot of nothing. They did have a couple of nice defensive plays, and on the offensive side of things, Gene Cone extended his hitting streak to 20 games.
The Gamecocks also trotted out approximately half of the pitching staff in this game, with starter Taylor Widener, Tyler Haswell, Vince Fiori, Reed Scott, Brandon Murray, Canaan Cropper, Colie Bowers, and Colton Provey all taking the mound tonight.
With the loss, South Carolina drops to 28-6 overall, while North Carolina improves to 24-9 on the season. The Gamecocks will be back in action on Friday, when they take on Georgia in Athens. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.