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South Carolina vs. Georgia Game 1 Recap: Gamecocks Fall to Bulldogs 6-3

This season really cannot end soon enough


The best thing about this game is that it’s over now and we’re one step closer to this dumpster fire of a season being over too. Also a dad on the Bi-Lo Berm made a one-handed catch while holding a baby, which was more entertaining than pretty much anything the Gamecocks did on the field.

Georgia was first on the board, taking a 4-0 lead in the second inning after they loaded the bases and got a little help from a passed ball.

South Carolina ended the shutout in the seventh inning thanks to an RBI double by Jonah Bride that made it 4-1.

That score held until the ninth inning, when both teams tacked on two more runs. After the Bulldogs took a 6-1 lead, the Gamecocks made things moderately interesting in the bottom of the inning, as Justin Row started things off by taking a walk and Carlos Cortes doubled. Alex Destino doubled too to bring both Row and Cortes home, but that was all they got.

Starter Wil Crowe made what was likely his final appearance at Founders Park and left to a standing ovation in the seventh inning. He allowed eight hits and three runs, walked one batter, and struck out nine. John Parke took over for Crowe and pitched the rest of the game.

With the loss, South Carolina drops to 31-22 overall and 12-16 in the SEC, while Georgia is now 24-30 overall and 10-18 in conference play. They’ll meet again on Friday night, with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m.