Ethan Petry and the No. 6 South Carolina Gamecocks made a statement Thursday night using the long ball. South Carolina took down No. 1 LSU in Columbia, 13-5.

Petry had 8 RBIs, continuing his freshman season to remember. He started the Gamecocks’ home run parade with a 2-run blast off of LSU standout pitcher Paul Skenes.

In the top of the 4h inning, the game entered a lightning delay. Play resumed over an hour later, with Skenes (3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 8 K) no longer on the mound.

In the 5th inning, Petry hit a grand slam to bust the game open and make it 7–1 Gamecocks.

South Carolina scored 10 of its runs on balls that left the yard at Founders Park.

Will Sanders got the start for South Carolina. Sanders allowed an unearned run on 2 hits in his 3 innings of work. After the delay, James Hicks worked 4 innings of relief. Hicks was the winning pitcher, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits over 64 pitches.

The series wraps up Friday with a doubleheader. The first game is scheduled for noon ET.