USC’s drought in SEC regular season series continued over the weekend losing two out of three to defending national champion Florida at home. The Gamecocks have not won an SEC series since the second league weekend of 2017. The Gamecocks lost to the Gators 3-2 on Sunday. The won Saturday 15-7 after losing Friday night 7-3. In the mid-week game USC pounded Harvard 12-3.
Adam Hill was not as sharp as he was in his previous two starts in Friday’s loss. He only lasted 4.2 innings and walked six while striking out five. Cody Morris had his best game at USC in Saturday’s win striking out a career high 10.
And the pitching was excellent Sunday with Ridge Chapman, Parker Coyne and Eddy Demurias limiting the Gators to four hits. An unearned run created by an errant pickoff throw was the difference in the game.
The Gamecocks unloaded on Florida pitching in Saturday’s win with a season high 16 hits. But in the two losses they managed just ten hits against two other highly regarded pitchers.
For the week. freshman Noah Campbell batted .400 and will take a seven game hitting streak into next week.
TJ Hopkins missed Sunday’s game with a hand injury but coach Mark Kingston hopes to have him back for Tuesday’s game at The Citadel. The Gamecocks play this coming weekend at Georgia.
Mark Kingston following Sunday’s loss to Florida
SEC Standings (from WarrenNolan.com)
|4||South Carolina||1-2||0.333||2||13-7||0.650||120||2-4||6-4||1 Loss|
|2||Ole Miss||2-1||0.667||1||19-2||0.905||6||3-1||9-1||2 Wins|
|5||Texas A&M||1-2||0.333||2||17-4||0.810||16||3-2||7-3||1 Win|
|7||Mississippi State||0-3||0.000||3||10-10||0.500||82||1-6||5-5||4 Losses|