The Daily Gamecock

Softball had no win against Florida's fast pace


South Carolina had a rough time in Florida, getting swept by the Gators in all three weekend series games.

Florida won Friday night 10-2 in six innings, then took both games of Saturday’s doubleheader, with 19-0 and 16-3 wins over the Gamecocks, both in five innings.

In the first game on Friday, the Gamecocks took an early 2-0 lead in the third when sophomore infielder Victoria Williams managed to bring a two-run RBI single to the plate, but this would end their success for the day. 

The Gators came back in the bottom of the third and scored three, then scored three more in the fifth. A three-run homer by senior pitcher Lauren Haeger extended their lead to 9-2 in the sixth, then scored one more to end the game giving the final score of 10-2. For South Carolina, sophomore pitcher Nickie Blue took the loss but threw four strikeouts in the game.

In game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Gamecocks played poor defense, which helped with the Gators powerful offense. 

The Gators scored six in the second inning after a Gamecock error and wild pitch. From that point on, South Carolina could not catch up. Although they had leadoff hits in four innings, they could not do anything more to bring a victory after these mistakes.

After the brutal first game of the doubleheader, the Gamecocks tried to recover by scoring three runs in the first. 

Sophomore first baseman Kaylea Snaer got their day started with a three-run homer, scoring freshman outfielder Tiara Duffy and Williams, marking her fifth of the year. 

Florida however, took the lead in the third with 12 runs, going on to win it 16-3 in five innings.

Ending this series gives South Carolina 26-15 overall record and 2-10 record for conference play.

The Gamecocks hope to recover on Tuesday against the nonconference team of USC Upstate on their home field.