South Carolina’s trend of stinking up the first game of a weekend series continued, as the Gamecocks offense was again unimpressive in a loss to Ole Miss on Friday night.
The Rebels took an early lead, going up 2-0 in the first inning thanks to a Hayden Dunhurst RBI single and an RBI sac fly by TJ McCants. They only scored in one other inning, tacking on three more runs in the fourth courtesy of an RBI single from Jacob Gonzalez and a Justin Bench two-run single, making it 5-0. USC’s only run of the game came in the seventh inning on a solo shot by Josiah Sightler.
USC starter Thomas Farr worked five innings and allowed seven hits and five runs, walked five batters, and struck five out. He took the loss and drops to 2-5. John Gilreath also pitched in this game. Ole Miss starter Gunnar Hoglund got the win and is now 4-2. Sightler and Andrew Eyster were the only two players to record a hit for the Cocks, while Sightler was the only one to tally an RBI. Carolina was sloppy in the field, which helped the Rebels score a couple of times, but Brady Allen did make a very nice catch to help prevent Ole Miss from scoring even more.
The Gamecocks are now 26-13 overall and 11-8 in conference play, while the Rebels are now 29-12 and 11-8 in the SEC. They’ll play a doubleheader on Saturday, with first pitch in the first game set for 1:30 p.m. in Oxford.