South Carolina pitcher Brett Kerry earned the win for the Gamecocks against Alabama on Saturday. Jeff Blake Jeff@JeffBlakePhoto.com
South Carolina baseball fought and clawed for everything it could get Saturday against Alabama.
In the end, the Gamecocks got a badly-needed win, topping the Crimson Tide 5-4 in 12 innings to salvage one victory from the weekend series and keep themselves from falling too far behind in the SEC standings.
USC (19-13, 3-9 SEC) got its winning run in the 12th as senior center fielder TJ Hopkins walked, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch as rain poured down in Tuscaloosa.