Top-ranked South Carolina ended up in unfamiliar territory Sunday at Oxford-University Stadium.
After dropping their series finale to Ole Miss 7-6, the Gamecocks quietly went about their business in the dugout.
There was no post-game laughs or chatter that has been customary after South Carolina games.
The Gamecocks (37-10 overall, 18-6 SEC) rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to tie the game and eventually took the lead 5-3, only to fall on a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth.
Tied 6-6, USC closer Matt Price issued a walk to right fielder Matt Tracy.
After pitching around a bunt attempt from pinch hitter Gabe Woods that resulted in a strikeout, catcher Miles Hamblin hit a single through the right side that advanced Tracy to third.
Left fielder Preston Overbey then sent the first pitch he saw from Price deep enough to center field that Tracy was able to tag and score. (May 9, 2011, Page 1B)