After knocking off the region’s top seed Friday night, the Rams (31-27) were unable to duplicate their success in the rematch. The Gamecocks (44-16) survived the elimination game to set up a game against UNCW later on Sunday.
South Carolina scored in each of the first seven innings, methodically building its lead early. The Gamecocks broke the game open with eight runs in the fifth inning, seven of which were scored with two outs. The inning included three walks, one hit batsman, four wild pitches and a balk before Alex Destino drilled a three-run home run that punctuated the outburst.