South Carolina softball lived dangerously in an elimination game Saturday against St. Francis (Pa.), but came out on top in a 3-1 win.
The Gamecocks (34-25) had no such luck against No. 2 national seed Arizona on Sunday, as the Wildcats consistently converted with runners in scoring position and sent South Carolina packing in a 9-0, season-ending loss.
South Carolina kept the game close early, trailing only 2-0 going into the sixth. But the Wildcats blew the game open in the final two frames, scoring 4 runs in the sixth and 3 more in the seventh.
At the plate, the Gamecocks struggled to capitalize against Arizona starter Taylor McQuillin. They got 7 hits against her, but left 9 runners on base.
The Wildcats had no such problems, going 9 for 15 with runners in scoring position on their way to the Super Regionals.