Remember when the Gamecocks were in the middle of a multigame winning streak? Those were the days. Alas, the current days are much less fun, as South Carolina dropped another game on Tuesday, this time a shutout loss to North Carolina A&T.
The only scoring of the game happened in the third inning, when the Aggies got their two runs on an RBI double by Tony Mack and an AJ Hunt RBI single. The Gamecocks’ offense was non-existent for all nine innings, with USC tallying just five hits. Yikes. The only real highlight for the Gamecocks was a snazzy double play turned by George Callil in the sixth inning.
South Carolina starter Dylan Harley worked 4.2 innings and allowed three hits and two runs. He walked one batter and struck out five. Harley took the loss and is now 1-2. Wesley Sweatt, Gage Hinson, and Brett Kerry also pitched in this game. North Carolina A&T’s Michael Johnson earned the win and is now 4-1, while Aggies reliever Leon Hunter got the save, his fourth.
The Gamecocks fall to 16-9 overall with the loss, while North Carolina A&T improves to 15-9. USC will try to get back on track on Friday, when they open a series against No. 15 Auburn. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Founders Park.