Bulldogs run bases around Gamecocks
ATHENS, Ga - Georgia's Daniel Nichols and Stephen Wrenn hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning to help the Bulldogs (20-17, 6-9) come from behind and score a 5-3 victory over No. 2 South Carolina (29-8, 11-4) on Sunday at Foley Field.
The win gave Georgia two out of three games in the series and its highest-ranked series victory since defeating No. 2 LSU in Athens in 2001. The Bulldogs trailed on three separate occasions during Sunday's contest before breaking through in the eighth inning.
Sophomore pitcher Bo Tucker pitched 6+ innings of three-run ball and Drew Moody (1-3) received the win after pitching three innings of scoreless relief.
After the Gamecocks took a 1-0 lead in the first, Mitchell Webb came through with a two-out RBI double to plate LJ Talley. South Carolina again took a one-run advantage in the third inning, but Skyler Weber hit a solo shot over the right field fence in the fifth to knot the score at 2-all. The Gamecocks scored another run in the seventh, but Webb earned his second RBI of the game with a solo home run in the bottom half to set up the late-game heroics from Nichols and Wrenn.
South Carolina's Josh Reagan (1-1) was credited with the loss after allowing the two eighth-inning home runs.
The Bulldogs travel to Clemson on Tuesday and continue on the road to face Florida from Thursday-Saturday.