GREENVILLE, SC (WACH) - South Carolina took its five game win streak on the road to Greenville, but fell short 6-5 to Furman Wednesday night at Fluor Field.
After trailing by three runs, No. 11 South Carolina came back to take a one-run lead in the top of the seventh inning but Furman answered with a home run in the bottom half of the frame and picked up an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth to earn the win.
The loss drops South Carolina to 23-7 and Furman improves to 17-11 on the year.
South Carolina lost despite having 10 hits to Furman's nine in the game. George Iskenderian and Brison Celek each had two hits. Celek reached base in all five plate appearances. However, the Gamecocks came up short in some critical situations, stranding 13 runners on base in the game.
South Carolina's Jack Wynkoop only pitched one and a third innings but was the pitcher of record when Furman took the lead. He suffered his first loss of the season, dropping his record to 4-1. Wynkoop struck out two of the six batters he faced, but surrendered one run.
Furman's Ben Carlson picked up the win, upping his record to 3-1 on the season.
South Carolina returns to conference action this weekend with a three-game series at Tennessee. First pitch for Friday's opener is set for 6 pm.