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No. 21 USC downs Eagles in 13
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GSU outfielder Arthur Owens rounds third and finds himself stranded in the first inning of Georgia Southern's game Tuesday night against South Carolina. - photo by JAKE HALLMAN/special to the Herald

            A throwing error by third baseman Adrian Morales allowed Eric Phillips to end up all the way on second, but more importantly allowed pinch runner Scooter Williams to score, tie the score at 5-5 and force the extra innings.

            The Gamecocks made a lot of noise when they scored the game’s first run in the top of the third, but only got one to show for it.

            With a runner on third and two out, Jackie Bradley singled up the middle to give USC a 1-0 lead. Jeffery Jones walked and Christian Walker reached on an infield single to load the bases, but Brady Thomas grounded out to limit the damage.

            Georgia Southern answered with a solo homer in the bottom of the inning, and that was how it went. The Eagles answered everything USC put up.

            After the Gamecocks picked up another run in the top of the fourth, Victor Roache scored on a wild pitch by starting pitcher Nolan Belcher (3.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER) to tie it at two.

            A two spot by USC in the sixth put the Eagles down 4-2, but once again, they answered the call in the bottom of the inning.

            This time, it was an RBI double by A.J. Wirnsberger that drove in Roman Grimaldi and a groundout by Kevin Bowles that scored Randy Williams to bring it to 4-4 tie it for the third time in the game.

            It was a wild pitch by Snow that allowed Bobby Haney to score in the top of the eighth and give USC a 5-0 lead.