ALERT: South Carolina has won three baseball games in a row.
Missouri was on the board first on Friday night, taking a 2-0 lead in the third inning thanks to an RBI triple and a wild pitch.
The Gamecocks tied things up in the fifth inning. Jonah Bride led off with a single, Riley Hogan doubled, and Hunter Taylor brought them both home with a double of his own to make it 2-2.
South Carolina took the lead for good in the next inning. With two outs, Alex Destino walked, then Bride homered to put the Gamecocks up 4-2.
The final run of the night belonged to the Tigers, and it came in the eighth inning on a double.
Starter Wil Crowe had a strong outing, working seven innings and allowed just four hits and two runs. He also walked two batters and struck out nine. Josh Reagan and Tyler Johnson also pitched in this game. Crowe earned the win and is now 6-5 on the season, while Johnson got the save, his ninth of the year.
With the win, South Carolina improves to 30-19 overall and 12-13 in the SEC, while Missouri drops to 29-21 overall and 9-16 in conference play. They’ll meet again on Saturday afternoon, with first pitch set for 3 p.m.