The University of South Carolina baseball team saw its season come to a close in the third game of the Fayetteville Super Regional, falling 14-4 to No. 5 Arkansas on Monday night (June 11) at Baum Stadium.
Arkansas scored seven runs in the first two innings, highlighted by a three-run home run from Carson Shaddy in the first frame. Carolina scored a pair of runs on a wild pitch in the fourth, as Justin Row scored from second on that play.
The Razorbacks then scored a run in the fourth and five runs in the fifth. Jacob Olson belted a pair of solo home runs in the seventh and eighth innings.
Olson had two hits to lead the Gamecocks. Luke Bonfield went 3-for-4 with four RBI while Eric Cole scored five runs for the Razorbacks.
Carmen Mlodzinski took the loss for Carolina. He allowed four earned runs and four hits with a strikeout and a walk in the first inning. Ridge Chapman had three strikeouts in two innings of relief.
The Gamecocks end the 2018 season winning its final five SEC series, advancing to the NCAA Tournament, winning the Greenville Regional and taking Arkansas to a third game of the Super Regional.
The Razorbacks scored five runs on four hits in the first inning, three on Carson Shaddy’s home run.
Jacob Olson belted his 11th and 12th home runs of the season. He also had 20 doubles on the year.
South Carolina is now 17-15 all-time in Super Regional action.
The Gamecocks used seven pitchers in tonight’s game with Graham Lawson and Ridge Chapmangoing two innings apiece.
South Carolina played Arkansas for the seventh time this season. The only other time the Gamecocks played a team seven times in a season was Georgia in 2006.
The game was the final for seniors Jonah Bride, Justin Row, Madison Stokes, Hunter Taylor and Matt Williams.