After a disappointing series against Kentucky this week, South Carolina bounced back by beating Presbyterian in a close midweek game.
The Gamecocks got on the board first, taking a 1-0 lead on a home run by Alex Destino in the fourth inning. Presbyterian answered with a two-out homer of their own in the sixth inning off the bat of Weston Jackson, tying the game at one run each.
That tie didn't last long, though, because Destino went yard again with one out in the bottom of the sixth, putting his team back on top by one run. South Carolina's final run of the night came in the seventh inning on a balk.
Starter Taylor Widener had an excellent outing, working a career-long 7.2 innings and allowing just five hits, one run, walking zero batters and striking out 12, which is a career high in Ks. Reed Scott went the rest of the way for the Gamecocks and struck out all four batters he faced.
With the win, South Carolina improves to 37-11 overall, while Presbyterian falls to 24-24. The Gamecocks will be back in action on Friday, when they start a big weekend series against Texas A&M. First pitch on Friday is set for 7 p.m. at Founder's Park.