After scoring in the double digits on Saturday, the Gamecocks had no such luck on Sunday, mustering just one run in the final game of the series against Wright State.
South Carolina was on the board first, taking their only lead of the game in the second inning. With one out, LT Tolbert singled and made it to second on an error, then came home on a Jonah Bride RBI single.
Unfortunately, the Raiders took the lead in the top of the third inning and never relinquished it. They scored two runs in the inning, then added another run in the fifth. That third run came thanks to a questionable call in the fifth inning, which upset Coach Chad Holbrook so much he ended up getting ejected.
The final two runs of the game came in the eighth inning on back-to-back two-out base hits.
Starter Adam Hill had a decent outing, working five innings and allowing three hits and three runs. He walked two batters and struck out six. Reed Scott and Colie Bowers also pitched for the Gamecocks.
While South Carolina’s offense is clearly capable of producing a number of runs, it’s not great that they’ve only been able to score one in two consecutive Sunday games. This likely isn’t cause for concern yet, but the Gamecocks will need to find a way to be more consistent at the plate.
With the loss, South Carolina drops to 5-3, while Wright State improves to 3-3. The Gamecocks’ next game will be Tuesday against Appalachian State, with first pitch scheduled for 4 p.m. at Founders Park.