BASEBALL. MAY 24, 2023
Gamecocks Fall to LSU in the SEC Tournament
South Carolina AT LSU (39 - 18 - 0, 16 - 13 - 0) (43 - 13 - 0, 19 - 10 - 0)
HOOVER – The University of South Carolina baseball team fell, 10-3, to LSU on day two of the 2023 SEC Tournament Wednesday morning (May 24) at the Hoover Met.
LSU scored a pair of runs in the second on a Brayden Jobert home run. The Gamecocks answered as Ethan Petry belted his 22nd home run of the season, a solo shot to the bullpen in left field. The Tigers took the lead for good with four runs in the fifth. The two teams traded a two-spot in the sixth as Petry and Talmadge LeCroy each drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk. The Tigers ended the scoring with a pair in the seventh.
Petry drove in a pair in the game and now has 72 RBI on the season. The loss went to Eli Jones, who allowed four runs and five hits with three strikeouts and a walk in four-plus innings.
- Carolina is now 2-10 all-time against LSU in the SEC Tournament.
- Petry has 11 RBI in three games this season against LSU.
- LeCroy, Braylen Wimmer and Will Tippet now have three hits apiece in two SEC Tournament games.
Carolina will face the loser of the Texas A&M/Arkansas game in an elimination contest of the 2023 SEC Tournament Thursday morning (May 25) at 10:30 a.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. CDT). The game will be televised on SEC Network.