COLUMBIA, South Carolina – No. 9 Texas A&M was unable to overcome a first-inning, three-run home run by South Carolina’s Luke Berryhill as the Aggies suffered a 3-2 defeat in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Founders Park to even the weekend series against the Gamecocks.
Texas A&M scratched out two runs in the second inning, but were unable to push the equalizer across in a seven-inning affair.
For the second consecutive week, Asa Lacy (6-2) gave up three runs in the first inning. For the second consecutive week, he regrouped to give the Aggies a solid outing. Lacy yielded three runs on two hits while striking out six. Struggling to find the umpire’s strike zone, he issued five walks and hit two batters.
Logan Foster homered in his second consecutive game. Hunter Watson added an RBI single.
The loss dropped the Aggies to 28-12-1 overall and 10-6-1 in the SEC. South Carolina improved to 23-16 overall and 5-12 in league play.
B1 | Noah Campbell and George Callil were hit by pitches to start the frame. With one out, Luke Berryhill made the Aggies pay for the free passes, hitting a 3-1 pitch over the fence in right-center for a three-run home run. SC 3, A&M 0.
T2 | Foster deposited a 2-0 offering into the home bullpen in right-center for a leadoff home run. Zach DeLoach followed with a single to centerfield and moved to second on Mikey Hoehner’s sacrifice bunt. With two outs, Aaron Walters followed with a six-pitch walk and Watson knocked in DeLoach with a single to leftfield. SC 3, A&M 2.