Missouri got on the board first in Sunday’s rubber game, taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
The Gamecocks cut that lead in half in the third inning, though, then tied the game as well. Jonah Bride brought Hunter Taylor home to bring the first run in, then an infield RBI single by Jacob Olson got LT Tolbert home to make it 2-2.
South Carolina took the lead in the fifth inning thanks to an RBI double from Olson.
It was the Tigers’ turn to tie the game in the eighth inning. They then regained the lead on a wild pitch, making it 4-3. The final run of the game came on an RBI single.
Starter Reed Scott worked five solid innings, allowing four hits and two runs. He also walked one batter and struck out four. Josh Reagan and Tyler Johnson also pitched in this game.
With the loss, South Carolina drops to 30-21 overall and 12-15 in the SEC, while Missouri is now 31-21 overall and 11-16 in conference play. The Gamecocks will be back in action on Tuesday when they host USC Upstate. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Founders Park.