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#18 South Carolina at #9 Florida Game 1 Recap: Gators Blank Gamecocks 1-0

The Gamecocks offense remains uninspiring


Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but South Carolina’s offense is...not great. Florida’s offense is actually also not great, but they managed to score at least a run on Thursday night, something the Gamecocks could not do.

The Gators scored the game’s only run in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Keenan Bell.

South Carolina’s offense was pretty much MIA for the entire game, save for a handful of hits and walks. Florida had a very good pitcher on the mound, but still. This offensive performance left A LOT to be desired. The Gamecocks did at least limit the Gators’ opportunities to score, turning three double plays in this game.

Starter Clarke Schmidt was pretty sharp, but he left the game in the sixth inning with an apparent injury. That’s obviously not good, but hopefully it’s not serious and he won’t have to miss any time. After Schmidt left the game, Reed Scott and Josh Reagan combined to go the rest of the way.

With the loss, South Carolina drops to 23-14 overall and 8-8 in the SEC, while Florida improves to 26-12 overall and 9-7 in conference play. The Gamecocks will look to even up the series on Friday, with first pitch set for 7 p.m. in Gainesville.