It took 12 innings and some luck, but South Carolina avoided being swept on Saturday in Tuscaloosa with a narrow victory over Alabama.
The Gamecocks got on the board first, taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Noah Campbell led off with a base hit, then scored when TJ Hopkins singled with one out and the Crimson Tide made a two-base error. Hopkins then came home on an RBI single by Luke Berryhill.
USC added two more runs in the next inning. Chris Cullen doubled to start things off, Brady Allen followed with a single but was out on a steal attempt, and Campbell walked to put two on with two outs.