The Daily Gamecock

Alabama evens up series Saturday

Baseball drops game two against Crimson Tide

It was a low-scoring affair Saturday afternoon at Carolina Stadium, as the Gamecocks would only score one run in a 2-1 loss to Alabama.

Just like the opening game of the series Friday, the Crimson Tide drew first blood with a run in the first inning, this time on a home run. South Carolina would go on to even up the score with a run of its own in the bottom of the third.

Alabama would take the final lead in the seventh and the Tide wouldn’t look back from there, evening up the pivotal SEC series at one game apiece.

Four Gamecocks recorded hits in the contest, but only freshman Taylor Widener turned in a multiple-hit day with two singles. The righty would also contribute on the mound, taking over in relief of starter Jack Wynkoop in the seventh.

Wynkoop totaled 6 1/3 innings on the day, allowing seven hits and two runs and striking out four.

Widener would finish the game with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless, no-hit pitching.

South Carolina and Alabama will decide the series in a Sunday rubber match at 1:00 p.m., with the Gamecocks sending freshman Wil Crowe to the mound.