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South Carolina at #3 Arkansas Game 1 Recap: Gamecocks Top Razorbacks 3-2

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There wasn’t much offense, but USC got off to a good start in this weekend’s series

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The Gamecocks locked up a big win on Thursday night, upsetting the Razorbacks in Fayetteville in a close game.

South Carolina got on the board first, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when Justin Row singled with one out, advanced on a sac bunt by Jacob Olson, and came home on a double by Hunter Taylor. That lead was short-lived though, because Arkansas tied the game in the bottom of the inning on a sac fly.

The Razorbacks took the lead in the next inning, going up 2-1 thanks to an error. The final two runs of the game were scored by the Gamecocks in the fifth inning. Noah Campbell, back in the lineup for the first time since breaking his finger, led off with a single, then Carlos Cortes went yard to give USC the lead for good.

Starter Logan Chapman worked four innings and allowed seven hits and two runs. He walked two batters and struck two out. Sawyer Bridges and Eddy Demurias also pitched in this game, and Bridges got the win, making him 2-0 on the season, while Demurias got the save, his third.

South Carolina improves to 20-14 overall and 6-7 in conference play, while Arkansas is now 25-10 overall and 8-5 in the SEC. They’ll meet again tomorrow, with first pitch set for 7:30 p.m. Adam Hill will be the Gamecocks’ starting pitcher.