• Connor Fisher

South Carolina storms back in Saturday win over Missouri

The No. 11 Gamecocks needed five innings to shake off the rust from Friday’s loss to the Missouri in Saturday’s second game of the series.

After trailing by one run through four innings, South Carolina rallied in the fifth and sixth innings to walk away with a dominant 11-1 win.

Neither side could find quality offense for nearly half of the game, thanks to strong pitching on both sides.

Unlike Friday night’s loss that saw Gamecock pitchers allow seven Missouri runs, strong pitching would be the one of the keys in USC’s Saturday win. South Carolina starter Brannon Jordan continues to impress, pitching five innings and allowing just one earned run while striking out eight Missouri batters. Daniel Lloyd would get the save, striking out two Tigers and allowing no earned runs.

After going down 1-0 in the fourth inning, South Carolina stormed back with two big offensive innings.

They scored three runs in the fifth and piled on six runs in the following inning. Brady Allen led the offense, hitting a three-run home run to left field to start off the fifth inning and scoring on a wild pitch later in the sixth.

Three Gamecocks would score off of walks or wild pitches to round out the sixth. With the game well in hand the Gamecocks would score two more runs in the eighth inning to complete the rout.

Following Saturday’s win, the Gamecocks will look to take the series in Sunday’s rubber match at noon.

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