The Daily Gamecock

Emily Danielski


The Gamecocks kneel in a circle and pray as part of their pre-game ritual on April 19, 2024. The No. 20 South Carolina Gamecocks were defeated by the No. 2 Arkansas Razorbacks 2-1 in the first game of the weekend series.

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The Gamecocks kneel in a circle and pray as part of their pre-game ritual on April 19, 2024. The No. 20 South Carolina Gamecocks were defeated by the No. 2 Arkansas Razorbacks 2-1 in the first game of the weekend series.

Junior outfielder Blake Jackson celebrates on second base after hitting a double on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. Jackson came into the game as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the ninth with two outs on the board for the Gamecocks.

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Junior outfielder Blake Jackson celebrates on second base after hitting a double on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. Jackson came into the game as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the ninth with two outs on the board for the Gamecocks.

South Carolina baseball players kneel in a circle and pray as part of the team's pre-game ritual on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. The No. 20 Gamecocks were defeated by the No. 2 Arkansas Razorbacks 2-1 in the first game of the weekend series.

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South Carolina baseball players kneel in a circle and pray as part of the team's pre-game ritual on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. The No. 20 Gamecocks were defeated by the No. 2 Arkansas Razorbacks 2-1 in the first game of the weekend series.

Junior infielder Talmadge LeCroy bunts down the third baseline to secure the second out on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. LeCroy was driven in on an RBI by fifth-year infielder Parker Noland to score the Gamecocks' only run in the bottom of the fifth against Arkansas.

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Junior infielder Talmadge LeCroy bunts down the third baseline to secure the second out on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. LeCroy was driven in on an RBI by fifth-year infielder Parker Noland to score the Gamecocks' only run in the bottom of the fifth against Arkansas.

Senior catcher Dalton Reeves poses in the dugout before South Carolina's matchup against Arkansas on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. Reeves saw three at-bats as the Gamecocks' designated hitter and was struck out twice by the Razorbacks.

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Senior catcher Dalton Reeves poses in the dugout before South Carolina's matchup against Arkansas on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. Reeves saw three at-bats as the Gamecocks' designated hitter and was struck out twice by the Razorbacks.

Senior pitcher Garrett Gainey stands alongside junior pitchers Tyler Dean and Matthew Becker during the National Anthem on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. The South Carolina pitching staff collectively earned 11 strikeouts against the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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Senior pitcher Garrett Gainey stands alongside junior pitchers Tyler Dean and Matthew Becker during the National Anthem on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. The South Carolina pitching staff collectively earned 11 strikeouts against the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Fifth-year infielder Parker Noland takes a ball during his at-bat to even the score to 2-2 against the Razorbacks on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. Noland ended his 24-game reached-base streak during the matchup.

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Fifth-year infielder Parker Noland takes a ball during his at-bat to even the score to 2-2 against the Razorbacks on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. Noland ended his 24-game reached-base streak during the matchup.

Freshman infielder Lee Ellis warms up in the outfield before the evening matchup against the Razorbacks on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. The No 20. Gamecocks looked to improve its conference record of 8-8 as it entered week six of SEC play.

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Freshman infielder Lee Ellis warms up in the outfield before the evening matchup against the Razorbacks on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. The No 20. Gamecocks looked to improve its conference record of 8-8 as it entered week six of SEC play.

Junior catcher Cole Messina frames a strike at home plate against the Razorbacks on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. Messina secured his 100th career RBI during the series and was recently named to the 2024 Buster Posey Award Mid-Season Watchlist, which honors the National Collegiate Catcher of the Year.

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Junior catcher Cole Messina frames a strike at home plate against the Razorbacks on April 19, 2024, at Founders Park. Messina secured his 100th career RBI during the series and was recently named to the 2024 Buster Posey Award Mid-Season Watchlist, which honors the National Collegiate Catcher of the Year.

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