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South Carolina vs. North Florida Game Recap: Gamecocks Beat Ospreys 5-2

South Carolina tallied another win in the first midweek game of the season


The Gamecocks kept things rolling on Tuesday with a win over North Florida.

South Carolina got on the board in the second inning, taking a 1-0 lead on a one-out homer from Jacob Olson. They added another run in the fourth inning, after LT Tolbert got hit by a pitch and came home on a hit by Justin Row.

The Ospreys tied the game in the fifth inning thanks to a couple of RBI singles, but the Gamecocks regained the lead in the sixth. Tolbert singled with one out, Cullen followed with a base hit as well, and Olson knocked and RBI single that brought Tolbert home to make it 3-2 in favor of the home team.

South Carolina scored again in the seventh inning. Noah Campbell worked a leadoff walk, TJ Hopkins followed with a single, and Tolbert walked with two outs to load the bases. Chris Cullen walked too, and that put South Carolina up 4-2. The final run of the game came in the eighth inning, when Campbell tripled with two outs and came home on an RBI double by Hopkins.

Starter John Gilreath had another impressive outing, working four scoreless innings and allowing just one hit. He walked one batter and struck out four. Sawyer Bridges, TJ Shook, and Eddy Demurias also pitched in this game. Bridges got the win and is 1-0 on the season, while Demurias got the save, his first of the season and as a Gamecock.

With the win, South Carolina improves to 3-1, while North Florida drops to 1-3. The Gamecocks will be back in action on Wednesday, when they host Winthrop. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. at Founder’s Park, and Logan Chapman will start on the mound.