After far too long, the Gamecocks got back in the win column on Tuesday night with a midweek victory over Davidson.
South Carolina got on the board first, taking a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Jonah Bride singled to start things off, and eventually came home on an RBI groundout by Riley Hogan. The Gamecocks added another run in the fifth inning. LT Tolbert led off with a single, then Justin Row knocked a one-out double and the Wildcats made an error that helped Tolbert get home.
Davidson tied the game in the top of the fifth, but the Gamecocks answered in the bottom of the inning, when Hunter Taylor started things off by going yard to put USC up 3-2. A couple more insurance runs came in the sixth inning courtesy of a two-run homer by Row. The Wildcats scored twice in the eighth inning to make things nerve-wracking, but the Gamecocks held on and came away with a win, ending their five-game losing streak.
Starter Logan Chapman worked five innings and gave up just two hits and two runs. He walked two batters and tallied six strikeouts. Carmen Mlodzinski, John Gilreath, and Eddy Demurias also pitched in this game. Chapman earned the win and is now 2-0, while Demurias got the save, his second of the season.
With the win, South Carolina improves to 14-11 overall, while Davidson is now 15-9. The Gamecocks will play again on Thursday, when they begin a series against Tennessee. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. at Founders Park.