The majority of this game was not great for the Gamecocks, but they rallied late in the game to lock down a midweek victory over the Wildcats.
Davidson took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning thanks to home runs from Will Robertson and Brian Fortier. That score held until the seventh inning, when South Carolina’s offense finally showed up.
Jonah Bride led things off with a double, Matt Williams walked, and Madison Stokes moved both runners up with a sac bunt. John Jones got hit to load the bases, then Jacob Olson came through with a two-run single to tie the game.
The Gamecocks took the lead and scored the final run of the game in the next inning, after Alex Destino walked, advanced on a bunt by LT Tolbert, and came home on an RBI double from Bride.
Starter Cody Morris got off to a hot start, but started struggling when he gave up the two homers. Morris worked into the fourth inning before being replaced by Colby Lee. Reed Scott took over in the fifth inning and Colie Bowers came in to pitch in the seventh. Tyler Johnson took over on the mound to start the ninth. Bowers earned the win and is now 3-0, while Johnson got the save, his fifth of the season.
With the win, South Carolina improves to 23-13 overall, while Davidson drops to 18-16. The Gamecocks will be back in action on Thursday when they begin a series with Florida. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. in Gainesville.