Between the Gamecocks offense no-showing and a handful of other mistakes, this was not a great game to open the Super Regional.
The first couple of innings were quiet for both teams, but Oklahoma State got on the board in the third, thanks to a leadoff homer from Ryan Sluder. With two outs, J.R. Davis was hit by a pitch, and Corey Hassel came through with an RBI single to make it 2-0.
Both teams tallied a handful of hits through the middle innings, but no more runs came in until the ninth inning, when both teams scored. In the top of the inning, Collin Theroux smacked a three-run homer with one out to put OSU on top 5-0. South Carolina answered in the bottom of the inning when Dom Thompson-Williams belted a lead-off home run to get his team on the board. They had a chance to do more damage after Alex Destino walked and John Jones knocked a pinch-hit single with two outs, but - thanks in part to questionable umpiring - they weren't able to bring in any more runs.
Starter Braden Webb did a decent job overall, and he managed to pitch himself out of trouble a few times. Webb worked 7.2 innings and gave up six hits, two runs, walked two batters and struck out five. He also took the loss. Reed Scott and Taylor Widener also pitched for the Gamecocks in this game.
The loss sets up an elimination game on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Carolina Stadium.