South Carolina walks away with win over Georgia


ATHENS, Ga. -- South Carolina evened the series against Georgia with a 5-2 victory on Saturday afternoon at Foley Field.

Jack Wynkoop (6-3) earned the win, pitching six innings and giving up two runs on five hits.

Georgia starter Robert Tyler went just 4 2-3 innings and allowede two runs on three hits and four walks. Ross Ripple (2-1) came on in relief and took the loss. He gave up two runs on one hit and three walks in two innings.

"It's no secret two-out walks will kill you and both of those scored in the seventh," Georgia coach Scott Stricklin said in a news release. "We had a couple of chances to answer, and we brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but credit their pitching staff.

"We walked nine and hit a batter so that's 10 free bases, and you can't do that especially against a good team. Sooner or later, that's going to catch up to you. Our goal was to win this series, and we still have a chance to do that on Sunday."

Zach Bowers hit his third home run of the season for Georgia. Stephen Wrenn went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Hunter Cole had a pair of hits.

The Bulldogs ended a seven-game losing streak with the win over the Gamecocks on Friday night.

Georgia (22-23-1, 8-14-1 SEC) and South Carolina (35-12, 13-10) play Game 3 of the series at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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