Georgia continued its run of dominance on the diamond against USC Friday night in Athens with a 5-3 win that ended the Gamecocks six game winning streak. The Bulldogs extended their winning streak against the Gamecocks to seven. The Gamecocks fall to 17-7 overall and 4-3 in the SEC.
USC got its only runs in the fourth on a three run homer by David Mendham. From there, a variety of Georgia pitchers shutdown the offense limiting the Gamecocks to three hits the rest of the way. They had only five hits for the night.
The Bulldogs took the lead in the seventh on a two run single by Riley King. They added an unearned insurance run in the eighth for a 5-3 going to the ninth.
The Gamecocks did threaten in the ninth getting runners on the corners with two men out. Josiah Sightler came to the plate as the tying run but he popped to third to end the game.
Thomas Farr started for USC and pitched into the sixth allowing two runs on six hits and striking out seven. Julian Bosnic followed and a run and two hits in a third of an inning. Andrew Peters, who took the loss, allowed two runs and two hits in 1.2 innings.