The Gamecocks started the scoring in the third, loading the bases with no one out. But Charlotte's Emily Jeffery was just too hot to handle, she fought back getting 2 strikeouts. Jeffery had a career high of 17 strikeouts in the game.
Gamecock juniors April Borchardt and Laura Mendes had a pair of two-hit days but that just wasn't enough. The Gamecocks lost the game 8-1.
South Carolina's overall record dropped to 6-4 while they're 4-1 at home. Their game Wednesday against Campbell was postponed because of rain and will be played later in the season. The Gamecock's next game is on the road this Saturday against Providence.