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  1. RHP Reid Morgan & catcher Luke Berryhill both go in the 13th round June 05, 2019 Gamecocks RHP Reid Morgan picked in 13th round, #396, by Mariners. Gamecocks catcher Luke Berryhill 13th round,, #384, to the Reds.
  2. MAY 23, 2019 by THESPURSUPSHOW THE DAILY CROW | What issues must Gamecocks baseball address this off-season to get back to Omaha
  3. Baseball 5/20/2019 Kent Reichert Carolina's Kerry Named to Freshman All-SEC Team The freshman from Clemmons, N.C., is 4-1 with a 2.62 ERA heading into the SEC Tournament. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Freshman righthanded pitcher Brett Kerry has been named to the Freshman All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) team, as announced by the league office this afternoon (Monday, May 20). Kerry becomes the 22nd Gamecock to earn this honor as he is one of 12 rookies honor by the conference. Kerry enters SEC Tournament play with a 4-1 record and a 2.62 ERA with seven saves in 22 appearances and two starts. He has held opponents to a .200 batting average and has 65 strikeouts in 58.1 innings pitched. In the SEC, Kerry is 2-1 with a 2.95 ERA with four saves and 39 strikeouts in 42.2 innings. The freshman helped the Gamecocks get into the SEC Tournament after striking out four and allowing just five hits and two runs in 6.1 innings in a win over No. 5 Mississippi State. Kerry is a two-time SEC Freshman of the Week (March 4, May 13). He had seven strikeouts in 3.1 innings pitched in a win over Clemson on March 1 and had saves in back-to-back wins against Kentucky on May 10 and 11. He has pitched in three innings or more in 10 appearances, including a career-high 6.1 on Saturday. JT Ginn of Mississippi State was named the conference's Freshman of the Year. In other specialty awards, Vanderbilt's JJ Bleday was named the SEC Player of the Year and Mississippi State's Ethan Small earned Pitcher of the Year. Vanderbilt's Tim Corbin was named Coach of the Year and Tennessee's Garrett Stallings earned Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Kerry and the Gamecocks open SEC Tournament play Tuesday night (May 21) against LSU. First pitch is set for 30 minutes after the Tennessee-Auburn game, which starts at 4:30 p.m. CDT (5:30 p.m. EDT). 2019 SEC Baseball Awards Player of the Year: JJ Bleday, VanderbiltPitcher of the Year: Ethan Small, Mississippi StateFreshman of the Year: JT Ginn, Mississippi StateCoach of the Year: Tim Corbin, VanderbiltScholar-Athlete of the Year: Garrett Stallings, Tennessee First-Team All-SECC: Philip Clarke, Vanderbilt1B: Tanner Allen, Mississippi State2B: Justin Foscue, Mississippi State3B: Austin Martin, VanderbiltSS: Grae Kessinger, Ole MissOF: JJ Bleday, VanderbiltOF: Jake Mangum, Mississippi StateOF: Alerick Soularie, TennesseeDH/UT: Nelson Maldonado, FloridaSP: Ethan Small, Mississippi StateSP: Emerson Hancock, GeorgiaRP: Tyler Brown, Vanderbilt Second-Team All-SEC TeamC: Cooper Johnson, Ole Miss1B: Trevor Ezell, Arkansas 2B: LJ Talley, Georgia3B: Aaron Schunk, GeorgiaSS: Casey Martin, ArkansasOF: Dominic Fletcher, ArkansasOF: Heston Kjerstad, ArkansasOF: Antoine Duplantis, LSUDH/UT: Matt Goodheart, ArkansasSP: TJ Sikkema, MissouriSP: Zack Thompson, KentuckyRP: Matt Cronin, Arkansas Freshman All-SEC TeamJT Ginn, SP, Mississippi State Kumar Rocker, SP, Vanderbilt Doug Nikhazy, SP, Ole Miss Cole Henry, SP, LSU Cole Wilcox, SP, Georgia Patrick Wicklander, SP, Arkansas Connor Noland, SP, Arkansas Ryan Bliss, 2B, Auburn Christian Franklin, OF, Arkansas Joseph Menefee, RP, Texas A&M Kendrick Calilao, 1B, Florida Brett Kerry, RP, South Carolina SEC All-Defensive TeamC: Cooper Johnson, Ole Miss1B: Trevor Ezell, Arkansas*1B: Julian Infante, Vanderbilt*2B: LJ Talley, Georgia3B: Austin Martin, VanderbiltSS: Cam Shepherd, GeorgiaOF: Dominic Fletcher, ArkansasOF: Jake Mangum, Mississippi StateOF: Zach Watson, LSUP: Garrett Stallings, Tennessee *Tie (Ties are not broken)South Carolina's Freshman All-SEC Selections2019 - Brett Kerry2017 - Carlos Cortes2016 - Chris Cullen, Adam Hill, LT Tolbert, Braden Webb2013 - Jack Wynkoop2012 - Tanner English, Grayson Greiner, Joey Pankake2011 - Forrest Koumas2010 - Evan Marzilli, Matt Price, Christian Walker2009 - Nolan Belcher, Jackie Bradley Jr.2008 - Whit Merrifield2006 - Mike Cisco, Andrew Crisp, Justin Smoak2004 - David Cash, Arik Hempy
  4. Game Recap: Baseball | 5/18/2019| Kent Reichert Carolina Qualifies for SEC Tournament with Series Finale Win over Mississippi State The Gamecocks earned the 12th seed with their two-run win on Saturday afternoon. STARKVILLE, Miss. – The University of South Carolina baseball team received 6.1 quality innings on the mound from Brett Kerry and got a pair of home runs from Andrew Eyster as the Gamecocks earned the 12th spot in the SEC Tournament with a 10-8 win over No. 5 Mississippi State Saturday afternoon (May 18) at Dudy Noble Field. (CLICK TO VIEW)
  5. Game Recap: Baseball | 5/16/2019 | Kent Reichert | From USC Sports Information | GCF Staff Report Carolina Falls to No. 5 Mississippi State Thursday Night The Gamecocks fall, 24-7, to the Bulldogs to open the three-game series. STARKVILLE, Miss. – The University of South Carolina baseball team fell, 24-7, to No. 5 Mississippi State to open a three-game SEC series Thursday night (May 16) at Dudy Noble Field. (CLICK TO READ)
  6. Baseball 5/15/2019, | Kent Reichert | GCF Staff Report Carolina Faces Mississippi State in Final Regular-Season Series The Gamecocks and Bulldogs start the series Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. EDT. COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team closes out the 2019 regular season this weekend in Starkville, Miss., as the Gamecocks face No. 5 Mississippi State at Dudy Noble Field. (Click to view article)
  7. Game Recap: Baseball | 5/14/2019 | Kent Reichert Beamon's Walk-Off Hit Lifts Carolina Past USC Upstate Jonah Beamon's single to left scored Jacob English and gave the Gamecocks a 1-0 win in the final home game of 2019. COLUMBIA, S.C. – Freshman Jonah Beamon's single to left scored pinch runner Jacob English and gave the University of South Carolina baseball team a 1-0 win over USC Upstate Tuesday night (May 14) in the final game of 2019 at Founders Park. (Click to view article with gallery, Videos & more)
  8. Gamecock Baseball Notebook 5/12/2019 | Baseball May 12, 2019 COLUMBIA -The University of South Carolina baseball team went 2-2 this week, falling to Furman on Wednesday night before taking the series with Kentucky at Founders Park. (CLICK TO READ)
  9. Carolina Opens Kentucky Series with a 5-4 Win Andrew Eyster's home run in the seventh gives the Gamecocks a one-run win on Friday night. COLUMBIA, S.C. – Andrew Eyster broke a 4-all tie with a solo home run in the seventh and the freshman trio of Cam Tringali, Dylan Harley and Brett Kerry allowed just five hits as the University of South Carolina baseball team defeated Kentucky, 5-4, to start a crucial three-game series Friday night (May 10) at Founders Park.Eyster's eighth home run of the season was a big one, breaking the tie leading off the seventh. The sophomore is now hitting .300 on the season and has 26 RBI. Harley came out and retired the side in the eighth with a pair of strikeouts while Kerry had a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up his sixth save of the season. (click here to read along with Gallery, Stats, Videos & More)
  10. South Carolina rules out four more pitchers for rest of year, bringing total to eight May 09, 2019 The list of South Carolina baseball pitchers out for the remainder of the season continues to grow to staggering lengths ahead of the team’s final home series of the year. (READ MORE)
  11. Carolina to Honor Bass with Jersey Retirement Saturday Night South Carolina will posthumously retire the jersey of Earl Bass prior to the May 4 game against Vanderbilt COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina athletic department will posthumously retire the jersey of Earl Bass prior to the Gamecocks' May 4 game against Vanderbilt. First pitch between Carolina and the Commodores is set for 8 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU. Bass was an outstanding pitcher for the Gamecocks and compiled a 34-3 career record despite missing most of the 1973 season with an arm injury. A first-team All-America selection in 1974 and 1975, Bass had a 12-1 mark in 1974 and was 17-1 in 1975. He set a then-national record by winning 23 consecutive games over two seasons, a feat that still ranks second in the NCAA. Bass holds school record for shutouts (10), earned-run-average (1.34) and strikeouts (392). Bass was runner-up in balloting for the Lefty Gomez Plate, symbolic of the top amateur baseball player in the United States, when he pitched the Gamecocks to within one game of the NCAA championship at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., in 1975. He was inducted into the South Carolina Letterman's Hall of Fame in 1989 and was an SEC Legend at the 2017 SEC Baseball Tournament. Bass lost his battle with cancer on Feb. 4, 2018, at the age of 65. Bass' jersey will adorn the outfield wall along with former head coach and current Athletics Director Ray Tanner's No. 1 jersey, which was retired in 2013. By policy, there is a five-year waiting period after a former Gamecock student-athlete's last final season of participation before their jersey can be considered for retirement. As part of the policy, the University will retire jerseys, but will not retire numbers. Those numbers previously retired will continue to be in a retired state. Carolina is retiring four jerseys this spring as Trinity Johnson (softball), Miki Barber (women's track and field )and Terrence Trammell (men's track and field) all had their jerseys retired in April. Carolina will open the three-game series with Vanderbilt on Friday night (May 3) with a 7 p.m. first pitch at Founders Park.
  12. Owasso, OK - Collinsville graduate and Cowley County C.C. pitcher Brannon Jordan announced on Nov. 9, 2018 he had committed to play baseball for the Gamecocks. The 6-2, 195 RHP pitcher - a member of the 2019 class (for the 2020 season), Jordan was continuing down a well-worn path from Owasso to Columbia, SC that already held the footprints of past Cardinal standouts Jonah Bride and Braden Webb, past Gamecocks who are playing their trade in the MLB minor leagues. Jordan would take a side-road via the Junior College ranks at Cowley County Community College, but he has made a very notable mark on the JC records on Saturday April 27th, as he threw a 7-inning no-hitter against the NJCAA 12th-ranked team Johnson County. Jordan threw 7 strikeouts with 3 walks, in the 7-inning shortened game due to it being the first of a double-header played on Saturday. Jordan's Cowley County C.C. Tigers won 2-0. Jordan stands currently with the top ERA for a starting pitcher for Cowley County C.C., of 2.48, with a record of 4-2 in 9 starts, 32.2 IP, with 47 Ks and 11 BBs. For Brannon's efforts, he earned the NJCAA DI Pitcher of the Week honors: Congrats Brannon! Looks like help is on it's way for the Baseball program!
  13. In the bottom of the seventh against the Chicago White Sox on Friday night, Greiner worked the count to 2-2 and then launched a fastball 367 feet. It wasn’t enough to rally his team in a 7-3 loss.
  14. THE DAILY CROW | Gamecocks face Crimson Tide in “must-win” SEC series April 04, 2019 Chris breaks down this weekend’s series against Alabama as South Carolina looks to win their first SEC series of 2019.
  15. Another rotation shuffle as South Carolina looks to overcome slow SEC start March 28, 2019 Starting pitchers (Friday): USC — Fr. RHP Daniel Lloyd (2-1, 4.32 ERA); Auburn — So. RHP Tanner Burns (3-0, 1.41 ERA) Starting pitchers (Saturday): USC — Jr. RHP Reid Morgan (2-0, 2.56 ERA); Auburn — Fr. LHP Brooks Fuller (1-0, 1.62 ERA) Starting pitchers (Sunday): USC — TBA; Auburn — TBA Been here before: For the second year in a row, South Carolina is off to a 1-5 start in the SEC. Last season, that worked out fine, with the Gamecocks surging to a 17-13 conference mark and berth in the NCAA Super Regionals, but coach Mark Kingston doesn’t want his players complacent with that record. “You say it (about last year), you don’t talk about it too much because you don’t want to get into the habit of thinking a 1-5 start is OK,” Kingston said. “You make sure they know it in a way that they know they can bounce back, but you also don’t want them to think it’s OK either.” Another Friday freshman: Kingston and pitching coach Skylar Meade are shuffling their weekend rotation once again, switching freshman Daniel Lloyd in for freshman Wesley Sweatt as the starter on Friday night. “The stats are very clear that Wesley was in the ones in his ERA out of the bullpen, and as a starter not so much. Some decisions are pretty easy to make,” Kingston said of the move. “Danny has done enough now in his smaller roles and he did fine on the Tuesday night that he started that he gets a shot and we’ll see how he does.” The Gamecocks’ pitching depth has been ravaged by injuries this season, and at this point, Kingston is sticking with his decision to keep his best starter, junior Reid Morgan, on Saturday to theoretically give his bullpen a day of rest between games it will likely be heavily leaned upon. Cutting down on Ks: When it comes to home runs, no Power 5 team in the country hits more long balls than South Carolina, which also ranks 15th nationally in slugging percentage. But Kingston is well aware that those power numbers had led to relatively few runs, especially as of late. Hitting better with runners in scoring position and cutting down on strikeouts — USC has struck out more than any other team in the SEC — were the main points of emphasis this past week. “We’re working on it mentally, physically and mechanically. It’s very clear to everybody in this building that is what needs to change and improve,” Kingston said of his team’s strikeout issues. It’s not one single issue that’s been leading to the Gamecocks’ 250 strikeouts in 25 games, a pace that would smash the program record. “Some guys need to do a better job of shortening their swings with two strikes and getting team at-bats, some guys need to stop swinging at balls out of the strike zone, some guys need to be more aggressive on balls away from them. It’s a variety of things,” Kingston said. Things won’t be easy against an Auburn staff full of power arms, Kingston acknowledged, especially against Tigers ace Tanner Burns, who already had a 15-strikeout performance to his name this season.
  16. The day I was born my dad left to play in a softball tournament. The weekend I was sent home, I was in the stands. I played all through little league and through school. I've won divisions, conferences, districts, states, and even had a walk off my final at bat at home my senior year. Most of my life has been spent on, around, or watching Baseball. I say that, to say this ... I believe Coach Kingston will force the University to expand the trophy case behind center field at Carolina Stadium (don't you dare try to tell me it's got a new name either) before he retires from Baseball. I remember during the Women's Basketball game against Kentucky a few years ago, sitting in Coach Tanner's suite and turning to Coach and saying, "How could you let Monte Lee go to Clemson?" I was trying to be polite and not call out Coach Holbrook, knowing he was hand selected, but was also trying to pry a little. Of course he didn't give me any juicy details but just said, "It was a chance of a lifetime for him." (or an offer he couldn't turn down. Something like that). Fast forward a few years, I really expected Coach Holbrook to get one more season, I wasn't a big fan of his, but just didn't see getting let go happening just yet (I thought 1 more year). Coach Tanner surprised us all, gave him the boot and made a hire that made most, if not all, Carolina fans scratch their heads. After some research it started to look like this wasn't that bad of a hire. Young guy that's made some stops at some major programs at peak points in those programs past. I'm ok with this experience. I'm a firm believer in "looks". Under Coach Holbrook, we didn't "look" like an SEC caliber Baseball team. We had a lot of undersized guys that, in the new bat era, just couldn't produce enough at the plate. The moment Coach Kingston stepped behind the mic to be introduced as the new head coach I said, "Damn, he looks like a ball player." Some people are athletes and can play anything you put them on the field for. Some people just "look" like they were born to be Baseball players/coaches, and Coach Kingston is the exact definition. You put a ball cap on him, and it's like it was invented to be on someone's head like his. Now, you look at the guys we have in our lineup. We have guys that "look" like ball players again. Even our smaller guys, have size to them. Not including pitchers, we have 5 guys on the entire roster that are under 6 foot, and 2 of those are 5'11". If I didn't just look it up, I would have never guess Ian Jenkins was sub 6 foot after seeing him last night. Dude looks like a middle linebacker as we speak. We finally "look" like a damn Baseball team again. It's still early on in his tenure at South Carolina, but you can start to see the type of team(s) he's going to put on the field. He's going to have guys on the mound that are going to pound the strike zone. He's recruiting top tier guys that can not just do that, but are going to have some really good pitches and velocity. Coach Meade I've really been impressed with as well. That's one that I hope we can hold on to. There's going to be games that pounding the strike zone is going to give up hits and runs, and that's why he's building this Offense. Them bringing the bats back a bit is perfect timing for all of this to come together too. Coach Kingston teaching controlled aggression at the plate. We're not seeing guys going up swinging for the fences the first and every pitch of the ball game anymore. We have guys that are waiting on good pitches, no matter when they come in the at bat, and jumping on them with clean and powerful swings. We're not going to get cheated on a lot of our hacks at the plate. Before last season everyone asked, "What's your expectations for this season?" My response was simple, I wanted to see good Baseball again. You don't have to win every game, but if you're playing good Baseball you're giving yourself a chance to win. I believe I heard that we finished the season with the highest fielding percentage in a couple of decades? If true, that's saying something since a number of Coach Tanner's teams lead the SEC and even the country in fielding percentage. I was as happy as everybody to reach the post season, and then to make a Super was just icing on the cake. For me, year 1 was a success and then some. Before this season the same question came up. I felt a post season birth and making a little noise would be a great bar to reach for, but last year when we lost, we just got throttled. When we played bad, we played BAD. Record and outcome, I would be ok if they were similar if we could be more consistent in the "off" games. I still post season and see what happens is a realistic expectation for the season. We've looked great so far, but if we're going to continue winning through the SEC the starting pitching and Sawyer Bridges (if he's going to remain the closer) is going to have to get better. Way too many walks that have come back to haunt us. Just a glance at the schedule and not knowing what exactly everyone is going to have this season, it looks like most of our toughest opponents are at home, which will help tremendously. We start with Georgia at home and also have Auburn, aTm, Vandy, and Kentucky. On the road we have Tenn, Bama, Florida, Mizzou, and Miss St. Florida and Miss St on the road is going to be tough, but the others, I wouldn't trade out for a home series. We have 43 games left on the schedule with 10 mid week games (including tonight against Gardner-Webb), and we're sitting at 10 wins already. If we at worst split the midweek games (looking at them I don't see that happen, but still) that puts us at 15 wins, and if we go .500 in conference (I don't see that happening either) that would be another 15 wins which one put us at 30 (which is where you need to be for people to believe your ball team is pretty good). That's also not including the Valpo series this weekend that we should take the series or any post season games. We won 32 during the regular season last year, and then 5 more in the post season for a total of 37. This team is every bit capable of matching and then some to that record if they continue playing the way they are. I'm still not raising the bar to 40 wins and an Omaha visit ... BUT ... I would not be surprised if they really flirted with those goals. When we all turn gray(er) and look back at things, I think we'll look at the Coach Kingston hire as being one of the best things Coach Tanner did for this University, it's sports programs, and the fans.
  17. South Carolina baseball gets new video board for 2019 December 14, 2018 The best college baseball stadium in America is getting better. The University of South Carolina has contracted with Daktronics, a world leader in audiovisual systems, to design, manufacture and install a new LED video display for Founders Park. The display will be one of the 10 largest in college baseball, with a total of 1,450 square feet. The LED video display will be ready for the 2019 season opener, Feb. 15 vs. Liberty. "In working with our multimedia rightsholder, IMG College, we were able to secure a video board that will be beneficial to our program and add to the game day experience at Founders Park," said South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner. "The LED video display will be easy to see throughout the ball park and we will be able to add quality content that will be enjoyable for fans." The new display will measure approximately 33.5 feet high by 43 feet wide and will feature a 13HD pixel layout to bring exceptional image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility to Gamecock fans seated throughout the stadium. "Founders Park is a great collegiate baseball stadium and we're excited to be a part of this scoreboard project," said Corey Williams, Daktronics sales representative. "It's always a pleasure working with everyone at the University of South Carolina. The new video display will be nearly 3.5 times larger than the current video display so we can't wait to see it in action and how Gamecock fans react to the new addition." The new LED display at Founders Park continues a trend of enhancing the fan experience at Gamecock facilities using video. The new display at Founders Park comes less than 18 months after new video and ribbon boards were added at Colonial Life Arena, also working with IMG College and Daktronics. A new video board was also added to the Carolina Volleyball Center prior to the 2018 season and the Williams-Brice Stadium video board was installed prior to the 2012 season. The display is capable of variable content zoning allowing it to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to share live video, instant replays, statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages. Season tickets for Carolina baseball are available at ItsGreatToBeAGamecock.com, or by calling the Gamecock Ticket Office at 1-800-4SC-FANS. Continue to visit GamecocksOnline.com for updates on Gamecock baseball.
  18. Arkansas loses last night to give the World Series Championship to Oregon St. 5-0
  19. Greenville Regional Championship Game Moved to Monday Afternoon June 04, 2018 GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Game six of the 2018 NCAA Greenville Regional between South Carolina and either East Carolina or UNC Wilmington has been postponed and will be played Monday afternoon (June 4) at 1 p.m. at Clark-LeClair Stadium. If there is a need for a second championship game, that contest will be played at 5 p.m. Heavy rains hit the Greenville area this afternoon, causing a 5:09 rain delay in the East Carolina/UNC Wilmington contest. 2018 GREENVILLE REGIONAL Game 6: South Carolina vs. East Carolina/UNC Wilmington, Monday at 1 p.m. Game 7: If necessary, Monday at 5 p.m.
  20. Gamecocks to Hold selection watch party on Monday afternoon The watch party will take place at J's Corner, which is on Rosewood Drive, across from the Fairgrounds May 25, 2018 COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina baseball team will hold a watch party for the NCAA Tournament selection show this Monday (May 28) at J’s Corner, which is located on Rosewood Drive, across the street from the Fairgrounds. Doors at J’s Corner will open at 11 a.m. on Monday with the one-hour selection show beginning at noon on ESPNU. Fans are invited to watch the selection show with the Gamecocks, who will find out their opponent and destination for the start of the NCAA Tournament next Friday (June 1).
  21. Gamecocks fall to LSU to close out SEC tournament run Carolina tied the game at three in the ninth, but three Tigers runs in the 12th eliminate the Gamecock May 25, 2018 Box Score / Final Box / Photo Gallery / Twitter HOOVER, Ala. - LSU scored three runs in the top of the 12th inning to defeat the University of South Carolina baseball team, 6-4, in game 10 of the 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament Thursday afternoon (May 24) at Hoover Met Stadium. The Gamecocks are eliminated from the tournament after playing in a 4:17 instant classic. After a rain delay for the third straight day and an extra-inning contest before it, the Gamecocks and Tigers started two hours late, but it was worth the wait. LSU scored two runs in the top of the second as Zach Watson brought in Bryce Jordan on an infield single and Hal Hughes scored on a balk. Carolina clawed for single runs in the fourth and sixth innings. In the fourth, Jonah Bride was hit by a pitch and went to third on Justin Row's double. Carolina loaded the bases as LT Tolbert was hit by a pitch. Hunter Taylor brought in the Gamecocks' first run on a sacrifice fly to left. Then in the sixth, Row connected on his sixth home run of the year, a solo shot to left field. LSU took a 3-2 lead in the eighth. Antoine Duplantis looked to be the third out at home plate after a fly ball to right, but video review overturned the call, giving Hunter Feduccia a sacrifice fly. Carolina tied the game in the bottom of the ninth. Tolbert tripled over Watson's head in center. Jacob Olson then singled up the middle to score Tolbert. Both teams traded zeroes in the 10th and 11th. LSU then scored three in the 12th. John Gilreath retired the first two Tigers, but Duplantis reached on an error and Austin Bain walked. That set up an RBI single by Daniel Cabrera to put the Tigers up 4-3. Todd Peterson added insurance with a two-run double to left. Madison Stokes singled in a run in the bottom of the 12th, but a strikeout ended the game. Adam Hill started the game for the Gamecocks. He allowed four hits and two runs with two strikeouts and five walks in six innings of work. Gilreath took the loss, allowing three unearned runs in 2.1 innings. He allowed one hit and struck out a batter. Eddy Demurias had a pair of punchouts in his one inning of relief. Row had two hits on the day for Carolina. For LSU, Peterson earned the win on the mound, pitching five innings of relief and allowing a pair of runs on four hits with three strikeouts. GAMECHANGER An error, walk and RBI single by Daniel Cabrera happened with two out in the 12th. LSU then scored two more runs on Tood Peterson's double. KEY STAT Carolina played its longest game of the season by innings (12) and by time (4:17). This game was a minute longer than the 6-5, 10-inning loss to Ole Miss on May 6. NOTABLE Carolina went 1-2 in this year's SEC Tournament, defeating Missouri 4-2 while falling to Arkansas (13-8) and LSU. Hunter Taylor threw out two more baserunners trying to steal in the LSU contest. He has thrown out 18 baserunners this season. Carolina falls to LSU in the SEC Tournament for the second straight season. The Gamecocks lost in the semifinals to the Tigers last season. Carolina turned three double plays in the game's first four innings. UP NEXT South Carolina will turn its attention to the NCAA Tournament. The selection show will be on Monday afternoon (May 28) at noon on ESPN2. The regionals start next Friday (June 1) at 16 host sites. From USC Sports Information
  22. Gamecocks face LSU Thursday afternoon at SEC tournament The Gamecocks and Tigers face off at 2 p.m. Eastern in an elimination game Game Notes HOOVER, Ala -- The University of South Carolina baseball team will continue action in the 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament on Thursday afternoon (May 24) as the fifth-seed Gamecocks face eighth-seeded LSU at approximately 2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT) at Hoover Met Stadium in Hoover, Ala. NOTABLES The Gamecocks scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning and were threatening with the bases loaded in the ninth but fell to Arkansas, 13-8, on Wednesday. That loss put South Carolina in an elimination game with LSU. Despite the loss, LT Tolbert had a career night for the Gamecocks. Tolbert was 4-for-5 with a career high five RBI and a grand slam in the sixth. His previous career high was four RBI against Winthrop on Feb. 21. Tolbert’s grand slam was the second by a Gamecock this season. Hunter Taylor had a grand slam in that same Winthrop game on Feb. 21. Parker Coyne pitched for the first time since May 9 on Wednesday and struck out six in 2.2 innings pitched. Coyne now has 25 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched for the Gamecocks. Madison Stokes and Jacob Olson each had two hits in the loss to the Razorbacks. Stokes doubled in the two-run ninth. It was his 11th of the season to go along with 39 RBI. Carolina will now face LSU in an elimination game. It will be the second straight season the two teams will meet in the tournament. The Tigers defeated Carolina 11-0, eliminating the Gamecocks in the semifinals. All-time, Carolina is 2-7 against LSU in the SEC Tournament. The two wins both came in the 2002 tourney. Carolina defeated the Tigers 10-8 and 5-4 before falling in the championship game to Alabama. Adam Hill will make the start for Carolina on Thursday, his 14th of the season. Hill has a team-best 90 strikeouts in 69 innings pitched and led the SEC in opponent’s batting average for most of the season. It’s currently at .185. Hill earned the win against LSU on April 21 in Columbia. He struck out seven in six innings of work, allowing four hits and no runs with four walks in an 11-4 victory. Hill defeated Ma’Khail Hilliard, who allowed eight runs in 2.2 innings of work. Carolina swept LSU April 20-22, winning the first two games by scores of 11-0 and 11-4. The Gamecocks then won in come-from-behind fashion on Sunday, scoring four runs in the sixth and two in both the seventh and eighth innings in an 8-6 win. TJ Hopkins was 7-for-15 in the series, driving in six, while LT Tolbert and Justin Row had five RBI apiece. The LSU sweep was the start of five straight SEC series win for the Gamecocks. South Carolina went 11-4 in the final five series after opening the season 1-5 in the league. From USC Sports Information
  23. Gamecocks fall to Arkansas in SEC tournament action The Gamecocks put up five runs in the sixth inning, but Arkansas plated eight in the first three frames in its win Photo Gallery Twitter / Box Score / Final Box HOOVER, Ala. - The University of South Carolina baseball team scored five runs in the sixth inning, but Arkansas built a lead that was too large to overcome as the Gamecocks fell to the Razorbacks, 13-8, Wednesday night (May 23) at Hoover Met Stadium. South Carolina goes into the loser’s bracket and will face LSU Thursday afternoon at approximately 2 p.m. Eastern time. Logan Chapman struck out the first two batters of the game but walked Heston Kjerstad and Luke Bonfield. Dominic Fletcher then hit a three-run home run to right center to give the Razorbacks the early 3-0 lead. Arkansas added three more runs in the second on RBi’s from Eric Cole, Kjerstad and Bonfield. Carolina scored its first run of the game in the third. Jacob Olson singled and moved to second on a throwing error to lead off the inning. He went to third on a wild pitch and scored as Matt Williams reached on the second throwing error of the inning. Arkansas answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third. An infield single from Jack Kenley brought in a run. Carson Shaddy’s sacrifice fly scored Jared Gates to build an 8-1 lead. Arkansas added two runs on a Casey Martin home run, but the Gamecocks clawed back with a five-spot in the sixth. Kyle Jacobsen walked with one out and went to second on Madison Stokes’ infield single. Mason Streater loaded the bases as he reached on an error. Danny Blair forced in a run with a walk and LT Tolbertquickly unloaded the bases with a grand slam. Arkansas got one run back in the bottom of the sixth on Martin’s second home run of the game. Fletcher extended Arkansas’ lead to 13-6 in the eighth with a two-run single. Carolina made it interesting in the ninth. Noah Campbell led off with an infield single. He went to third as Jacobsen singled which was combined with a throwing error. Stokes doubled to left to score Campbell. Tolbert brought in Jacobsen with a single to left, but a double play ended the contest. Tolbert was 4-for-5 with five RBI in the contest. Olson added a pair of hits. Chapman took the loss. He allowed three hits and six runs in 1.1 innings pitched. GAMECHANGER The Gamecocks allowed three runs in the first inning off of just one hit, a three-run home run from Dominic Fletcher. KEY STAT Tolbert leads the Gamecocks with 49 RBI after his five RBI night. NOTABLE For the second straight day, rain pushed the schedule back at the SEC Tournament. South Carolina’s game did not start until 9:45 p.m. Central time. Tolbert connected on his sixth home run of the season and the first grand slam of the year. It was Carolina’s second grand slam of 2018. Hunter Taylor did the trick against Winthrop on Feb. 21. Tolbert also drove in a career high five runs in the Arkansas contest. His previous career high was four in the same Winthrop game on Feb. 21. Parker Coyne pitched for the first time since May 9 and struck out six in 2.2 innings pitched. Carolina is now 3-4 all-time against Arkansas in the SEC Tournament. UP NEXT South Carolina will face LSU in an elimination game on Thursday afternoon (May 24) at approximately 2 p.m. Eastern time. From USC Sports Information
  24. Gamecocks take a 4-2 win over Missouri to advance in the SEC Tournament The Gamecocks scored three runs in the seventh inning in the win over the Tigers May 23, 2018 Final Stats / Final Box / Photo Gallery / Twitter HOOVER, Ala. - The University of South Carolina baseball team scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 win over Missouri Tuesday night (May 22) on the opening day of the 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament at Hoover Met Stadium. The Gamecocks now move into the double elimination tournament, beginning Wednesday night (May 23) against Arkansas at 9 p.m. EDT. In a game that did not start until 10:31 p.m. Central time, the Tigers scored all their runs in one inning. Connor Brumfield led off the fourth with a single. He moved to second on a single by Trey Harris. Both runners moved up on a wild pitch and a groundout by Brian Sharp plated the game’s first run. Chad McDaniel then singled to left center, scoring Harris as Missouri built a 2-0 lead. Carolina plated a run in the fifth. LT Tolbert led off with a double down the line in right. He went to third on a single by Hunter Taylor. Jacob Olson drove in Tolbert with a double to the gap in right. The Gamecocks loaded the bases in that inning, but a fly out ended the threat. The Gamecocks trailed until the seventh, when Carolina scored three runs off three hits. Taylor singled back up the middle to start the frame. He went to second as Olson walked. Noah Campbell loaded the bases with a single to right. Carlos Cortes then walked to force in Taylor. Madison Stokes’ sacrifice fly gave Carolina the 3-2 lead and Jonah Bride added insurance with an RBI single to left. The win on the mound went to Eddy Demurias, who is now 6-0 on the season. He struck out a batter in 1.2 innings pitched. Graham Lawson picked up his second save, striking out three Tigers. Carmen Mlodzinskigave the Gamecocks a solid start, striking out five and allowing three hits and two runs in five innings pitched. Campbell, Tolbert and Taylor had two hits apiece for Carolina. GAMECHANGER The Gamecocks scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh as Cortes, Stokes and Bride each drove in a run. KEY STAT Carolina wins its 29th SEC Tournament game in program history and advances to the double elimination tournament. NOTABLE The 10:31 p.m. start time was the second latest time a game has started in the SEC Tournament. Alabama and Kentucky started at 10:45 p.m. CT in 2008. Carolina earned its fifth win of the season when trailing after six innings. Carolina won in the single-elimination portion of the tournament for the second straight year. The Gamecocks beat Vanderbilt, 7-4, in last year’s tournament. Carolina did not make an error in a game for the 28th time this season. UP NEXT South Carolina, the fifth seed in the tournament, will face fourth-seeded Arkansas Wednesday night (May 23) at approximately 9 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. CDT). From USC Sports Information
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