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#2 South Carolina at Georgia, Game 3 Recap: Gamecocks Lose to Bulldogs 5-3, Drop Series

South Carolina is in some kinda funk and it would be really great if they could get out of it


After getting out to a good start on Friday, the Gamecocks crumbled against Georgia the rest of the weekend, getting blown out on Saturday and falling behind late in Sunday's game. This is not great.

South Carolina was on the board first, taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning, after Gene Cone led off with a walk and came home on an RBI single from John Jones. The lead was short-lived, though, as the Bulldogs tied the game in the second inning.

The Gamecocks regained the lead in the third, though. Cone led off with a single, extending his hitting streak to 23 games, then he came home on a two-out RBI double by Alex Destino. UGA tied things up again in the fifth with their first homer of the game. Sadly, there would be several more.

Before those additional homers, though, South Carolina took the lead again in the seventh inning. Cone singled to start things off, then he came home on a two-out RBI single from Destino. Those two were good at baseball today. The rest of the team, not so much.

A one-out Bulldogs homer in the bottom of the inning tied the game again, then two more solo shots in the eighth gave Georgia a lead that held for the rest of the game.

Outside of their offense, Cone and Destino both made great grabs in the outfield in this game. Like I said, they were good at baseball today.

Starting pitcher Adam Hill wasn't super sharp, but he settled in and did a pretty nice job. He worked into the sixth inning, after which Tyler Johnson and Reed Scott went the rest of the way.

With the loss, South Carolina drops to 29-8 overall and 11-4 in the SEC, while Georgia is now 20-17 overall and 6-9 in conference play. The Gamecocks will be back in action on Wednesday, when they travel to play Furman. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.