No. 16 Alabama baseball improved to 21-7 overall and 4-5 in SEC play over the weekend by taking two of three games against No. 18 South Carolina.

Alabama clawed back from an early deficit for a 4-3 win over South Carolina in the first game of the series at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

South Carolina took an early lead with two runs in the first inning. Alabama narrowed the lead with one run in the fifth inning, but South Carolina extended their lead to two runs with one run in the seventh. Alabama tied the game with two runs in the seventh with a game-tying RBI-double from TJ McCants. Alabama then took the lead in the eighth inning when a wild pitch with runners on the corners allowed Evan Sleight to score the go-ahead and eventual game-winning run.

Alabama baseball secured a 13-6 victory over South Carolina in the second game of the series, thanks to a seven-run eighth inning surge.

Alabama started the scoring with a five-run third inning, but South Carolina narrowed the lead with four runs in the fifth. Alabama responded with a run in the bottom of the fifth, and South Carolina responded once again, tying the game with two runs in the sixth. Both teams were then unable to score until the eighth inning, when Alabama scored seven runs on five hits and two walks to secure the win.

In the season finale, Alabama baseball came close to a ninth-inning comeback but fell short in a 9-8 loss.

Alabama took an early lead, scoring one run each in the second and fourth innings, with a two-run third inning in between, to build a four-run advantage. South Carolina responded by scoring two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth, making it a one-run game going into the seventh inning. In the seventh, the Gamecocks scored five runs to take the lead, adding an insurance run in the eighth. This run became crucial as Alabama rallied for four runs in the ninth inning falling one run short of forcing extra innings.

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