Records: MSU (21-13, 5-7) USC (21-11, 6-6)
Game time: 3:25
Winning pitcher: Brandon Murray (4-0) Final line – 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Losing pitcher: Vance Tatum (3-1) Final line – 1 1/3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Multiple hits: MSU (Seth Heck 3, Jake Vickerson 2) USC (Max Schrock 5, Elliott Caldwell 2, Madison Stokes 2)
Top Dawg: Seth Heck – He had three hits, one RBI and one run.
Play of the game: Marcus Mooney had a two-run single in the second inning to put USC up 3-2, a lead it never gave up.
Big inning: 2nd: The Gamecocks scored four runs in the inning to take the lead.
Stat of the game: 5 – The number of pitchers MSU used. They only used three in the first two games.
Quote of the game:
“We really didn’t pitch it like I felt like we were going to pitch today.” – MSU head coach John Cohen
Song to describe game:
The tank finally ran out on MSU in the finale.
What it means: MSU came up short of its first SEC sweep of the season, but got back into postseason conversation with the series win.