After getting trounced by College of Charleston earlier this week, it would have been great if South Carolina could have bounced back with a win over Missouri on Friday night. Alas.
Both teams were quiet for the few innings, until the Gamecocks finally got on the board in the fourth inning, when Jonah Bride singled with one out and LT Tolbert brought him home with a two-out RBI single to make the score 1-0.
The Tigers ended the shutout and took the lead in the fifth inning on a pair of singles that put them up 3-1. Mizzou added insurance runs in the sixth inning on a two-RBI single that made the score 5-1.
USC scored the final two runs of the game in the eighth courtesy of a Hunter Taylor homer.
Starter Logan Chapman pitched 4.1 innings and allowed two hits and two runs. He walked three batters and struck out five. Chapman took the loss and is now 3-2 on the season. Eddy Demurias, John Gilreath, TJ Shook, and Graham Lawson also pitched in this game.
South Carolina drops to 28-21 overall and 13-12 in the SEC, while Missouri improves to 31-18 overall and 10-15 in conference play. They’ll meet again on Saturday, with first pitch scheduled for 4 p.m. at Founders Park (Senior Day festivities will get started around 3:30 p.m.). Adam Hill will start on the mound for the Gamecocks.