Only two of the three games scheduled for Wednesday were able to go down as Arkansas-Missouri State was postponed due to rain.
South Carolina got the day started with a 9-4 thumping of Gardner-Webb. The game started off wackily, as G-W put up a run in the first, only for the Gamecocks to answer with three runs of their own. South Carolina’s adversary decided to answer with a three-run frame in the ensuing inning, and then an inning later, South Carolina retook the lead and never looked back, putting up innings of two, one and three runs in innings 3, 4 and 5.
Alyssa Vanderveer was the top performer, going 3-for-4 with 4 RBI, three coming off a three-run homer in the first inning. Kaylea Snaer went 4-for-5 at the plate, getting her ninth double in the process and scored two runs too. Krystan White meanwhile upped her average up to .388 with a 2-for-4 day at the plate with two runs and an RBI.
LSU, meanwhile, faced a stiffer test from Nicholls. The Tigers put up an early 2-spot thanks to a single by Taylor Satchell and a sac fly by Aliyah Andrews. Nicholls would respond with runs in the fourth and fifth inning, and then the Bayou Bengals would walk it off in the seventh thanks to Sydney Springfield, whose single brought Andrews home to win the game.
(All games available via WatchESPN; all times ET)
USF vs. Florida - 6 p.m., SEC Network+
Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss - 7 p.m., SEC Network+
Prairie View A&M vs. Texas A&M - 7:30 p.m., SEC Network+
North Carolina vs. Tennessee - 7:30 p.m., SEC Network
One conference game will be going down on Wednesday night as the rivalry in the state of Mississippi reignites. Elsewhere, Florida, Texas A&M and Tennessee will be in nonconference matchups, with the Vols having the toughest test against UNC, the 25th-ranked team in the country. The top-ranked Gators host South Florida in a Sunshine State battle, while Texas A&M hosts Prairie View A&M in College Station.