After dropping two close one-point contests on the road, the Alabama baseball team failed to salvage the series, falling 11-5 to South Carolina in the final game of the weekend.

The Tide struggled on the mound as five Alabama pitchers combined to give up eleven runs on fourteen hits.

The Tide offense started off strong, as Jim Jarvis and Andrew Pickney earned back-to-back hits to start the game. Drew Williamson followed that up with a sac-fly to score Jarvis and William Hamiter doubled to score Pickney.

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The Tide took an early 2-0 advantage, but the Gamecocks responded putting up three runs in the bottom of the first, taking a 3-2 lead.

After a scoreless second inning, South Carolina would add to its lead scoring six runs throughout the next three innings, extending the lead to 9-2.

The Tide finally got back on the board in the top of the sixth inning as Dominic Tamez hit a three-run home run to cut the deficit to 9-5.

The Gamecocks scored two more runs and the Tide failed to put any more runs on the board, giving South Carolina its first sweep over Alabama since 2016.

Grayson Hitt was credited with the loss for the Tide, falling to 4-2 on the season. Hitt gave up five runs, five hits, two walks, and earned three strikeouts in two innings pitched.

The Tide suffered its seventh SEC loss in the last eight games, falling to 9-12 in conference play and 25-20 overall.

Up next, Alabama hosts the LSU Tigers in an important three-game series next weekend.

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