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  1. GAMEDAY THREAD Carolina vs Kentucky GAME 3 **Sunday, May 12, at 11:00 p.m. ET** LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL GAME 3 Kentucky Wildcats Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Baseball 5/9/2019 | Kent Reichert Carolina Celebrates Seniors During Weekend Series with Kentucky The Gamecocks and Wildcats face a big SEC series this weekend at Founders Park. Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS TICKETS COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team hosts Kentucky in a big three-game SEC series this weekend at Founders Park. The series begins Friday night (May 10) with a 7 p.m. first pitch. The Gamecocks will honor seniors Chris Cullen, TJ Hopkins and Jacob Olson on Saturday afternoon (May 11) with a 12 p.m. first pitch. The series finale is set for Sunday afternoon (May 12) at 12 p.m. All three games will be televised on SEC Network with Dave Neal and Ben McDonald on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina dropped a 7-4 decision to Furman Wednesday night at Founders Park. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Game Time: 12 p.m. Stadium Opens: 10:30 a.m. Business Lots Open: 9 a.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 9 a.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 10 a.m. NOTE: THE SHUTTLE FROM CLA WILL NOT RUN ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY DUE TO GRADUATION PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION FridaySouth Carolina Cam Tringali (R-Fr. RHP) 2-3, 4.00 ERA, 54.0 IP, 12 BB, 52 SOKentucky Mason Hazelwood (So. LHP) 2-3, 3.90 ERA, 32.1 IP, 17 BB, 36 SO SaturdaySouth Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 3-5, 3.86 ERA, 74.2 IP, 17 BB, 58 SOKentucky Dillon Marsh (Fr. LHP) 3-2, 5.66 ERA, 41.1 IP, 16 BB, 42 SO SundaySouth Carolina TBAKentucky Zack Thompson (Jr. RHP) 5-1, 2.08 ERA, 51.0 IP, 30 BB, 113 SO SCOUTING KENTUCKY The Wildcats picked up a 5-2 win over Indiana at home this past Tuesday night as Ryan Johnson walked four times and scored three runs Jimmy Ramsey struck out seven in four innings of work. Coltyn Kessler leads the Wildcats with a .317 batting average while Ryan Shinn has 16 doubles and 13 home runs. On the mound, Zack Thompson is 5-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 78 innings pitched. THE SERIES Carolina leads the all-time series 52-41 against the Wildcats and are 30-12 in games in Columbia. Last season, Kentucky won 2-of-3 games against the Gamecocks in Lexington. Cody Morris struck out 10 in six innings, Justin Row had four hits and Hunter Taylor drove in four in a 15-1 win in the Saturday game last season. GAMECOCKS HONOR SENIORS THIS WEEKEND Seniors Chris Cullen, TJ Hopkins and Jacob Olson will be honored before Saturday's game against Kentucky. The trio has combined to play in 518 games in their Carolina career and all three have been key contributors this season. South Carolina also will honor managers Blaire Epting and Gordon Lisle before the game against the Wildcats. The Senior Day ceremony will begin at 11:40 a.m. ROAD TO HOOVER The weekend series between Carolina and Kentucky is crucial for both teams' path to the SEC Tournament. Carolina is one game behind Kentucky and Alabama for 12th in the SEC standings. The Gamecocks lose the tiebreaker to Alabama in a head-to-head scenario, so Carolina will need to win one more game than the Crimson Tide. Alabama hosts Texas A&M this weekend. UP NEXT Carolina wraps up the 2019 home schedule Tuesday night (May 14) against USC Upstate. First pitch at Founders Park is set for 7 p.m.
  2. GAMEDAY THREAD Carolina vs Kentucky GAME 2 **Saturday, May 11, at 11:00 a.m. ET** LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL GAME 2 Kentucky Wildcats Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Baseball 5/9/2019 | Kent Reichert Carolina Celebrates Seniors During Weekend Series with Kentucky The Gamecocks and Wildcats face a big SEC series this weekend at Founders Park. Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS TICKETS COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team hosts Kentucky in a big three-game SEC series this weekend at Founders Park. The series begins Friday night (May 10) with a 7 p.m. first pitch. The Gamecocks will honor seniors Chris Cullen, TJ Hopkins and Jacob Olson on Saturday afternoon (May 11) with a 12 p.m. first pitch. The series finale is set for Sunday afternoon (May 12) at 12 p.m. All three games will be televised on SEC Network with Dave Neal and Ben McDonald on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina dropped a 7-4 decision to Furman Wednesday night at Founders Park. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Game Time: 12 p.m. Stadium Opens: 10:30 a.m. Business Lots Open: 9 a.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 9 a.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 10 a.m. NOTE: THE SHUTTLE FROM CLA WILL NOT RUN ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY DUE TO GRADUATION PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION FridaySouth Carolina Cam Tringali (R-Fr. RHP) 2-3, 4.00 ERA, 54.0 IP, 12 BB, 52 SOKentucky Mason Hazelwood (So. LHP) 2-3, 3.90 ERA, 32.1 IP, 17 BB, 36 SO SaturdaySouth Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 3-5, 3.86 ERA, 74.2 IP, 17 BB, 58 SOKentucky Dillon Marsh (Fr. LHP) 3-2, 5.66 ERA, 41.1 IP, 16 BB, 42 SO SundaySouth Carolina TBAKentucky Zack Thompson (Jr. RHP) 5-1, 2.08 ERA, 51.0 IP, 30 BB, 113 SO SCOUTING KENTUCKY The Wildcats picked up a 5-2 win over Indiana at home this past Tuesday night as Ryan Johnson walked four times and scored three runs Jimmy Ramsey struck out seven in four innings of work. Coltyn Kessler leads the Wildcats with a .317 batting average while Ryan Shinn has 16 doubles and 13 home runs. On the mound, Zack Thompson is 5-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 78 innings pitched. THE SERIES Carolina leads the all-time series 52-41 against the Wildcats and are 30-12 in games in Columbia. Last season, Kentucky won 2-of-3 games against the Gamecocks in Lexington. Cody Morris struck out 10 in six innings, Justin Row had four hits and Hunter Taylor drove in four in a 15-1 win in the Saturday game last season. GAMECOCKS HONOR SENIORS THIS WEEKEND Seniors Chris Cullen, TJ Hopkins and Jacob Olson will be honored before Saturday's game against Kentucky. The trio has combined to play in 518 games in their Carolina career and all three have been key contributors this season. South Carolina also will honor managers Blaire Epting and Gordon Lisle before the game against the Wildcats. The Senior Day ceremony will begin at 11:40 a.m. ROAD TO HOOVER The weekend series between Carolina and Kentucky is crucial for both teams' path to the SEC Tournament. Carolina is one game behind Kentucky and Alabama for 12th in the SEC standings. The Gamecocks lose the tiebreaker to Alabama in a head-to-head scenario, so Carolina will need to win one more game than the Crimson Tide. Alabama hosts Texas A&M this weekend. UP NEXT Carolina wraps up the 2019 home schedule Tuesday night (May 14) against USC Upstate. First pitch at Founders Park is set for 7 p.m.
  3. GAMEDAY THREAD Carolina vs Kentucky GAME 1 **Friday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m. ET** LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL GAME 1 Kentucky Wildcats Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Baseball 5/9/2019 | Kent Reichert Carolina Celebrates Seniors During Weekend Series with Kentucky The Gamecocks and Wildcats face a big SEC series this weekend at Founders Park. Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS TICKETS COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team hosts Kentucky in a big three-game SEC series this weekend at Founders Park. The series begins Friday night (May 10) with a 7 p.m. first pitch. The Gamecocks will honor seniors Chris Cullen, TJ Hopkins and Jacob Olson on Saturday afternoon (May 11) with a 12 p.m. first pitch. The series finale is set for Sunday afternoon (May 12) at 12 p.m. All three games will be televised on SEC Network with Dave Neal and Ben McDonald on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina dropped a 7-4 decision to Furman Wednesday night at Founders Park. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Game Time: 12 p.m. Stadium Opens: 10:30 a.m. Business Lots Open: 9 a.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 9 a.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 10 a.m. NOTE: THE SHUTTLE FROM CLA WILL NOT RUN ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY DUE TO GRADUATION PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION FridaySouth Carolina Cam Tringali (R-Fr. RHP) 2-3, 4.00 ERA, 54.0 IP, 12 BB, 52 SOKentucky Mason Hazelwood (So. LHP) 2-3, 3.90 ERA, 32.1 IP, 17 BB, 36 SO SaturdaySouth Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 3-5, 3.86 ERA, 74.2 IP, 17 BB, 58 SOKentucky Dillon Marsh (Fr. LHP) 3-2, 5.66 ERA, 41.1 IP, 16 BB, 42 SO SundaySouth Carolina TBAKentucky Zack Thompson (Jr. RHP) 5-1, 2.08 ERA, 51.0 IP, 30 BB, 113 SO SCOUTING KENTUCKY The Wildcats picked up a 5-2 win over Indiana at home this past Tuesday night as Ryan Johnson walked four times and scored three runs Jimmy Ramsey struck out seven in four innings of work. Coltyn Kessler leads the Wildcats with a .317 batting average while Ryan Shinn has 16 doubles and 13 home runs. On the mound, Zack Thompson is 5-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 78 innings pitched. THE SERIES Carolina leads the all-time series 52-41 against the Wildcats and are 30-12 in games in Columbia. Last season, Kentucky won 2-of-3 games against the Gamecocks in Lexington. Cody Morris struck out 10 in six innings, Justin Row had four hits and Hunter Taylor drove in four in a 15-1 win in the Saturday game last season. GAMECOCKS HONOR SENIORS THIS WEEKEND Seniors Chris Cullen, TJ Hopkins and Jacob Olson will be honored before Saturday's game against Kentucky. The trio has combined to play in 518 games in their Carolina career and all three have been key contributors this season. South Carolina also will honor managers Blaire Epting and Gordon Lisle before the game against the Wildcats. The Senior Day ceremony will begin at 11:40 a.m. ROAD TO HOOVER The weekend series between Carolina and Kentucky is crucial for both teams' path to the SEC Tournament. Carolina is one game behind Kentucky and Alabama for 12th in the SEC standings. The Gamecocks lose the tiebreaker to Alabama in a head-to-head scenario, so Carolina will need to win one more game than the Crimson Tide. Alabama hosts Texas A&M this weekend. UP NEXT Carolina wraps up the 2019 home schedule Tuesday night (May 14) against USC Upstate. First pitch at Founders Park is set for 7 p.m.
  4. GAMEDAY THREAD Carolina vs Furman **Wednesday, May 08, at 7:00 p.m. ET** LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Furman Paladins Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Carolina Continues Homestand with Wednesday Night Matchup vs. Furman 5/7/2019 | Baseball | GCF Staff Report COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team continues its eight-game homestand this Wednesday night (May 8) by hosting Furman at Founders Park. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m. The game will be streamed on SEC Network + with Burch Antley and Kip Bouknight on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina is coming off a three-game sweep by the hands of No. 4 Vanderbilt this past weekend. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Wednesday South Carolina Wesley Sweatt (Fr. RHP) 2-3, 4.55 ERA, 31.2 IP, 9 BB, 19 SO Furman Matt Lazzaro (So. LHP) 1-6, 7.20 ERA, 55.0 IP, 16 BB, 38 SO SCOUTING FURMAN The Paladins won 2-of-3 games from VMI this past weekend, winning 11-4 on Saturday and 13-5 on Sunday. Dax Roper went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI in Sunday's win and was named the Southern Conference Player of the Week. Jabari Richards leads Furman with a .347 batting average, while Sterling Turmon has 10 home runs. Logan Taplett has a team-best 32 RBI. On the mound, Jordan Beatson is 4-1 with a pair of saves and 35 strikeouts in 45 innings pitched. THE SERIES Carolina has a 117-56-2 series advantage on Furman heading into Wednesday's contest and has won eight of the last 10 games against the Paladins. Back on March 19 in Greenville, the Gamecocks won 12-7 at Fluor Field. TJ Hopkins was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI while Brady Allen had two hits and four RBI in the win. Carolina is 46-30-1 all-time against Furman in Columbia. EYSTER, OLSON HAVE SOLID WEEKEND VS. VANDY Sophomore Andrew Eyster and senior Jacob Olson combined to go 10-for-16 at the plate in the three-game series against Vanderbilt. Eyster went 5-for-7 (.714) with a double, a home run and three RBI. Olson was 5-for-9 with a double, a home run and four RBI. On the year, Eyster is hitting .288, which leads the team, with eight doubles, seven home runs and 23 RBI. Olson leads the Gamecocks with 13 home runs to go along with a .273 batting average, 12 doubles and 34 RBI. TRIPLE YOUR TRIPLES South Carolina had three triples on the night in the 10-3 win over Charleston Southern on April 23, two by freshman Brady Allen. The Gamecocks had back-to-back triples in the third inning as Allen and classmate Josiah Sightler each reached to start the inning. The last Gamecock to have two triples in a game was Lonnie Chisenhall against Western Kentucky on Feb. 10, 2007. The last time Carolina had three triples in a game was on March 4, 2005 vs. Pepperdine in Minneapolis, Minn. The school record for triples in a game is five set on March 17, 1986 against The Citadel. UP NEXT Carolina plays its final home SEC series of the season this weekend as Kentucky comes to town. The series opens on Friday, May 10 with first pitch set for 7 p.m. All three games of the series will be televised on SEC Network with Dave Neal and Ben McDonald on the call.
  5. GAMEDAY THREAD Carolina vs Vanderbilt GAME 2 & 3 **Sunday, May 05, beginning at 11 AM. ET** Will play two 7-innings game LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL GAME 1 Vanderbilt Commodore Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS TICKETS Carolina Host Vanderbilt This Weekend at Founders Park May 02, 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team starts an eight-game homestand this weekend, facing No. 4 Vanderbilt for three games at Founders Park. Friday's game will start at 7 p.m. with an 8 p.m. first pitch for Saturday's contest. The series concludes Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday's games will be streamed on SEC Network + while Saturday's game will be televised on ESPNU with Matt Schick and Todd Walker on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina had the midweek free for final exams after being swept at Missouri this past weekend. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. Saturday Game Time: 8 p.m. Stadium Opens: 6:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 5 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 6 p.m. Sunday Game Time: 1:30 p.m. Stadium Opens: 12 p.m. Business Lots Open: 10:30 a.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 10:30 a.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 11:30 a.m. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION FridaySouth Carolina Daniel Lloyd (Fr. RHP) 3-3, 7.43 ERA, 23.0 IP, 16 BB, 29 SOVanderbilt Drake Fellows (Jr. RHP) 9-0, 3.67 ERA, 68.2 IP, 27 BB, 78 SO SaturdaySouth Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 3-4, 3.63 ERA, 69.1 IP, 11 BB, 54 SOVanderbilt Kumar Rocker (Fr. RHP) 5-4, 4.31 ERA, 48.0 IP, 13 BB, 51 SO SaturdaySouth Carolina TBAVanderbilt Patrick Raby (Sr. RHP) 7-1, 2.77 ERA, 55.1 IP, 32 BB, 58 SO SCOUTING VANDERBILT The Commodores, winners of eight in a row, defeated Tennessee Tech, 21-10, on Tuesday night in Nashville. Isaiah Thomas was 4-for-5 with five RBI and Pat DeMarco added three hits and three RBI in the win. Austin Martin leads Vanderbilt and the SEC with a .413 batting average while JJ Bleday has a conference-best 21 home runs. Vandy leads the SEC with a .321 team batting average. On the mound, Drake Fellows is a perfect 9-0 with a 3.67 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 68.2 innings pitched. THE SERIES Carolina holds a 58-33 series advantage on Vanderbilt heading into this weekend's action. Last season, the Gamecocks took 2-of-3 games from the Commodores in Nashville, winning the series opener, 8-7, and taking the Sunday contest, 10-9. Jonah Bride and Carlos Corteshad three RBI apiece in that Sunday win. Carolina is 25-14 all-time against Vanderbilt in Columbia. CAROLINA TO HONOR BASS WITH JERSEY RETIREMENT The University of South Carolina athletic department will posthumously retire the jersey of Earl Bass prior to the Gamecocks' May 4 game against Vanderbilt. 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. BERRYHILL CATCHES FIRE IN LAST 10 GAMES Redshirt sophomore catcher Luke Berryhill hit his 10th home run of the season, a two-run shot, in the 10-3 win over Charleston Southern on April 23. He carries a 24-game reached base streak into the Vanderbilt series and is hitting .375 with three doubles and three home runs in his last 10 games. UP NEXT Carolina continues its homestand on Wednesday, May 8 when the Gamecocks host Furman. First pitch at Founders Park is set for 7 p.m
  6. GAMEDAY THREAD Carolina vs Missouri GAME 1 **Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. ET** LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL GAME 1 Missouri Tigers Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Carolina Travels to Missouri for Three-Game SEC Series The Gamecocks and Tigers begin the series Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. April 25, 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team heads to Columbia, Mo., and Taylor Stadium for a three-game SEC series at Missouri. The series begins on Friday night (April 26) at 6:30 p.m. CT (7:30 p.m. ET). Saturday's game also begins at 6:30 p.m. CT with Sunday's series finale scheduled for 2 p.m. CT (3 p.m. ET). All three games will be streamed on SEC Network +. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina is coming off a 10-3 win over Charleston Southern in North Augusta on Tuesday night. Brady Allen had a pair of triples while Noah Campbell and Luke Berryhill homered for the Gamecocks, who scored all 10 runs in the first three innings. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Friday South Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 3-3, 3.55 ERA, 63.1 IP, 10 BB, 48 SO MIssouri Jacob Cantleberry (Jr. LHP) 3-3, 4.08 ERA, 53.0 IP, 22 BB, 71 SO Saturday South Carolina Cam Tringali (R-Fr. RHP) 2-1, 3.33 ERA, 46.0 IP, 7 BB, 46 SO MIssouri TJ Sikkema (Jr. LHP) 4-3, 1.46 ERA, 61.2 IP, 22 BB, 71 SO Sunday South Carolina TBA MIssouri TBA SCOUTING MISSOURI The Tigers are coming off a 6-2 win over Missouri State on Tuesday night as Kameron Misner had two hits and drove in a pair while the Tiger pitching allowed just five hits on the night. Misner has 10 home runs, 29 RBI and 16 stolen bases while Chris Cornelius has 10 doubles on the season. On the mound, TJ Sikkema has four wins and a 1.46 ERA with 71 strikeouts in 61.2 innings pitched while Tyler LaPlante has a 2.38 ERA in eight starts. THE SERIES Carolina leads the all-time series vs. Missouri, 14-7, and are 4-5 in Columbia, Mo., against the Tigers. Last season, the Gamecocks won three of four meetings with Missouri, taking 2-of-3 games in a May series in Founders Park and winning, 4-2, in the opening round of the SEC Tournament in Hoover on May 22. Carlos Cortes had a walk-off home run in a 1-0 win in South Carolina on May 13, 2018. TRIPLE YOUR TRIPLES South Carolina had three triples on the night in the 10-3 win over Charleston Southern on April 23, two by freshman Brady Allen. The Gamecocks had back-to-back triples in the third inning as Allen and classmate Josiah Sightler each reached to start the inning. The last Gamecock to have two triples in a game was Lonnie Chisenhall against Western Kentucky on Feb. 10, 2007. The last time Carolina had three triples in a game was on March 4, 2005 vs. Pepperdine in Minneapolis, Minn. The school record for triples in a game is five set on March 17, 1986 against The Citadel. BERRYHILL CATCHES FIRE Redshirt sophomore catcher Luke Berryhill hit his 10th home run of the season, a two-run shot, in the 10-3 win over Charleston Southern on April 23. He carries a 21-game reached base streak into the Missouri series and is hitting .316 with three doubles and three home runs in his last 10 games. UP NEXT Carolina will take the midweek off for finals and return to the diamond next Friday (May 3) to start a three-game series against Vanderbilt at Founders Park. Friday's game starts at 7 p.m.
  7. GAMEDAY THREAD Carolina vs Charleston Southern **Tuesday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. ET** LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Charleston Southern vs. South Carolina Gamecock Carolina To Face Charleston Southern Tuesday Night at SRP Park The Gamecocks and Bucs meet on the diamond Tuesday night at 7 p.m. COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team makes its first-ever trip to SRP Park in North Augusta, S.C., as the Gamecocks face Charleston Southern Tuesday night (April 23) at 7 p.m. in a neutral-site contest. Tuesday's game will be streamed on SEC Network +. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina won 1-of-3 games against No. 7 Texas A&M this past weekend. The Gamecocks picked up the middle game, 3-2, as Luke Berryhill's three-run home run provided the offense and TJ Shook and Brett Kerry combined for seven punchouts in the victory. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Tuesday South Carolina Daniel Lloyd (Fr. RHP) 2-3, 8.38 ERA, 19.1 IP, 15 BB, 22 SO Charleston Southern Logan Adams (Fr. RHP) 0-1, 9.70 ERA, 21.1 IP, 9 BB, 12 So SCOUTING CHARLESTON SOUTHERN Charleston Southern won 2-of-3 games at UNC Asheville this past weekend, taking the first two contests by scores of 3-2 and 8-2. The Buccaneers are led by Max Ryerson's .326 batting average while Ryan Stoudemire has seven doubles and nine home runs to go along with 30 RBI. On the mound, Eddie Hiott is 3-1 with a 3.13 ERA and 31 strikeouts while RJ Petit has three saves and 31 strikeouts in 22.1 innings pitched. THE SERIES Carolina leads the all-time series with Charleston Southern, 76-13, with Tuesday's game being the first neutral-site contest between the two teams. Last season, the Gamecocks won 2-of-3 games against the Bucs at Founders Park on Feb. 23-25, 2018. Carolina won the first two games by scores of 7-0 and 14-2. Justin Row had two hits and three RBI in the Saturday win. LUKE LIFTS GAMECOCKS PAST AGGIES Redshirt sophomore catcher Luke Berryhill belted a three-run home run in the first inning of Carolina's 3-2 win over Texas A&M on April 20. It was his ninth home run of the season and one of his four hits in the series. The Gamecocks made those three runs stand up in the seven-inning game behind the pitching of TJ Shook and Brett Kerry, who combined to strike out seven and allow just four hits in the game. GAMECOCKS WIN NINTH ONE-RUN GAME Carolina defeated Texas A&M, 3-2, on April 20 to improve to 9-2 this season in one-run games. Twelve of Carolina's 23 wins have been by either one or two runs, four of them in the walk-off variety. UP NEXT Carolina travels to Columbia, Mo., for a three-game SEC series at Missouri. Game one is Friday night (April 26) at 6:30 p.m. CT and it will be streamed on SEC Network +.
  8. GAMEDAY THREAD GAME 2 & 3 Carolina vs Texas A&M **Saturday, April 20, at 12:00 /4:00 p.m. ET** LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Texas A&M Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Texas A&M Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Baseball 4/17/2019 Kent Reichert | GCF Staff Report Carolina Hosts Texas A&M in Thursday-Saturday Set The Gamecocks and Aggies start the series Thursday night at 7 p.m. COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team returns to Founders Park, hosting a three-game SEC series against Texas A&M. The series will begin on Thursday night (April 18) at 7 p.m. and continue Friday night (April 19) at the same time. Saturday's game will start at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday's games will be streamed on SEC Network +. Saturday's game will be televised on SEC Network with Mike Morgan and Ben McDonald on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina is coming off an impressive 5-2 win over No. 17 North Carolina Tuesday night (April 16). Dylan Harley struck out six in 3.1 innings of relief while Andrew Eyster and TJ Hopkins homered for the Gamecocks. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. Saturday Game Time: 4 p.m. Stadium Opens: 2:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 1 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 1 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 2 p.m. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION ThursdaySouth Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 3-2, 3.47 ERA, 57.0 IP, 9 BB, 41 SOTexas A&M John Doxakis (Jr. LHP) 4-2, 1.76 ERA, 56.1 IP, 7 BB, 63 SO FridaySouth Carolina Cam Tringali (R-Fr. RHP) 2-0, 2.81 ERA, 41.2 IP, 7 BB, 41 SOTexas A&M Asa Lacy (So. LHP) 6-1, 1.69 ERA, 53.1 IP, 21 BB, 83 SO SaturdaySouth Carolina TBATexas A&M TBA SCOUTING TEXAS A&M The Aggies fell to Houston on the road, 4-1, on Tuesday night (April 16). Texas A&M was held to two hits on the night, while Chris Weber struck out five in three innings of relief. All-American shortstop Braden Shewmake leads the Aggies with a .327 batting average and has eight doubles with 32 RBI on the year. Mikey Hoehner is hitting .308 with eight doubles this season. On the mound, the combo of lefties John Doxakis and Asa Lacy have allowed just 21 runs in 109.1 innings pitched. THE SERIES Carolina leads the all-time series with Texas A&M, 9-5, after winning two of three games from the Aggies last season. Noah Campbellhomered and drove in two while Madison Stokes and Carlos Cortes each had a two-run home run in the 10-1 win in the series and regular-season finale. The Gamecocks are 4-2 all-time against A&M in Columbia. GAMECOCK EXCEL AGAINST ACC COMPETITION Carolina ended its five-game regular season slate with the Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday, defeating North Carolina, 5-2, in Charlotte. The Gamecocks went 4-1 against ACC teams this year, hitting .302 in those games. Andrew Eyster had the best results against the conference, going 8-for-16 with two doubles and two home runs in those five games. The three ACC opponents - Clemson, N.C. State and North Carolina - have a combined record of 82-31. PITCHING STIFLES TAR HEEL BATS Five Gamecock pitchers combined to allow just four hits to go along with 13 strikeouts in a 5-2 win over North Carolina on April 16. Dylan Harley had six strikeouts in 3.1 innings of relief, earning the win, while John Gilreath had four punchouts in 2.1 innings. Brett Kerry came on to earn his fourth save of the season, striking out Michael Busch to end the game. SEC LEADERS At the plate, Jacob Olson is second in the SEC with 12 home runs. Senior TJ Hopkins is tied for third in triples (3), ninth in total bases (85) and ninth in slugging percentage (.590). Olson is third in slugging percentage (.638) and fifth in total bases (88). Luke Berryhill is sixth in doubles (14). On the mound, Reid Morgan is tied for fourth with 57.0 innings pitched and Cam Tringali is tied for sixth with 17 appearances. As a team, SC is 14th in batting average, 13th in ERA and seventh in fielding percentage. UP NEXT The Gamecocks will face Charleston Southern at SRP Park in North Augusta, S.C., home of the Augusta Greenjackets. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.
  9. GAMEDAY THREAD GAME 1 Carolina vs Texas A&M **Thursday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m. ET** LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Texas A&M Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Texas A&M Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Baseball 4/17/2019 Kent Reichert | GCF Staff Report Carolina Hosts Texas A&M in Thursday-Saturday Set The Gamecocks and Aggies start the series Thursday night at 7 p.m. COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team returns to Founders Park, hosting a three-game SEC series against Texas A&M. The series will begin on Thursday night (April 18) at 7 p.m. and continue Friday night (April 19) at the same time. Saturday's game will start at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday's games will be streamed on SEC Network +. Saturday's game will be televised on SEC Network with Mike Morgan and Ben McDonald on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina is coming off an impressive 5-2 win over No. 17 North Carolina Tuesday night (April 16). Dylan Harley struck out six in 3.1 innings of relief while Andrew Eyster and TJ Hopkins homered for the Gamecocks. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. Saturday Game Time: 4 p.m. Stadium Opens: 2:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 1 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 1 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 2 p.m. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION ThursdaySouth Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 3-2, 3.47 ERA, 57.0 IP, 9 BB, 41 SOTexas A&M John Doxakis (Jr. LHP) 4-2, 1.76 ERA, 56.1 IP, 7 BB, 63 SO FridaySouth Carolina Cam Tringali (R-Fr. RHP) 2-0, 2.81 ERA, 41.2 IP, 7 BB, 41 SOTexas A&M Asa Lacy (So. LHP) 6-1, 1.69 ERA, 53.1 IP, 21 BB, 83 SO SaturdaySouth Carolina TBATexas A&M TBA SCOUTING TEXAS A&M The Aggies fell to Houston on the road, 4-1, on Tuesday night (April 16). Texas A&M was held to two hits on the night, while Chris Weber struck out five in three innings of relief. All-American shortstop Braden Shewmake leads the Aggies with a .327 batting average and has eight doubles with 32 RBI on the year. Mikey Hoehner is hitting .308 with eight doubles this season. On the mound, the combo of lefties John Doxakis and Asa Lacy have allowed just 21 runs in 109.1 innings pitched. THE SERIES Carolina leads the all-time series with Texas A&M, 9-5, after winning two of three games from the Aggies last season. Noah Campbellhomered and drove in two while Madison Stokes and Carlos Cortes each had a two-run home run in the 10-1 win in the series and regular-season finale. The Gamecocks are 4-2 all-time against A&M in Columbia. GAMECOCK EXCEL AGAINST ACC COMPETITION Carolina ended its five-game regular season slate with the Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday, defeating North Carolina, 5-2, in Charlotte. The Gamecocks went 4-1 against ACC teams this year, hitting .302 in those games. Andrew Eyster had the best results against the conference, going 8-for-16 with two doubles and two home runs in those five games. The three ACC opponents - Clemson, N.C. State and North Carolina - have a combined record of 82-31. PITCHING STIFLES TAR HEEL BATS Five Gamecock pitchers combined to allow just four hits to go along with 13 strikeouts in a 5-2 win over North Carolina on April 16. Dylan Harley had six strikeouts in 3.1 innings of relief, earning the win, while John Gilreath had four punchouts in 2.1 innings. Brett Kerry came on to earn his fourth save of the season, striking out Michael Busch to end the game. SEC LEADERS At the plate, Jacob Olson is second in the SEC with 12 home runs. Senior TJ Hopkins is tied for third in triples (3), ninth in total bases (85) and ninth in slugging percentage (.590). Olson is third in slugging percentage (.638) and fifth in total bases (88). Luke Berryhill is sixth in doubles (14). On the mound, Reid Morgan is tied for fourth with 57.0 innings pitched and Cam Tringali is tied for sixth with 17 appearances. As a team, SC is 14th in batting average, 13th in ERA and seventh in fielding percentage. UP NEXT The Gamecocks will face Charleston Southern at SRP Park in North Augusta, S.C., home of the Augusta Greenjackets. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.
  10. GAMEDAY THREAD South Carolina vs North Carolina **Tuesday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. ET** LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL North Carolina Tar Heels Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Carolina picked up its eighth one-run win on Tuesday night, defeating Charlotte 5-4 at Founders Park. It was Carolina's 11th win by one or two runs. Andrew Eyster had a solo home run in the sixth inning that gave the Gamecocks a lead it would never relinquish.Cam Tringali had a strong start in Carolina's 6-3 win over Florida on Friday night. The redshirt freshman from Columbia went six-plus innings, allowing just four hits with one earned run and three strikeouts with no walks. Tringali earned the win against the Gators, his second of the season.The Gamecocks hit four home runs in Friday night's win. George Callil and Luke Berryhill went deep in the third inning while Quinntin Perez and Chris Cullen went yard in the fourth. After the Florida series, the Gamecocks have hit 57 home runs on the season.Brett Kerry pitched the final 2.1 innings in Friday's win over Florida, and while he didn't pick up a save, he struck out a pair and got out of jams in the seventh and ninth innings to preserve the win. Kerry is 3-1 with a 2.10 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 34.1 innings pitched this season.Carolina heads to Charlotte for the second time this season on Tuesday night, facing North Carolina at 7 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark. The Gamecocks then play their third straight Thursday-Saturday series in a row, hosting Texas A&M at Founders Park. Saturday's game will be televised on SEC Network.
  11. GAMEDAY THREAD GAME 2 Carolina vs Florida **Friday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. ET** LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Florida Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Baseball 4/10/2019 Kent Reichert | From USC Sports Information | GCF Staff Report Carolina Travels to Gainesville for Weekend Series at Florida Carolina has its second Thursday-Saturday series in as many weeks, travelling to the Sunshine State. Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) LIVE STATS LIVE VIDEO COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team heads back on the road this weekend, visiting Gainesville, Fla., for a three-game series at Florida. The series begins on Thursday night (April 11) at 7:30 p.m. and continues Friday at 6:30 p.m. The series wraps up on Saturday afternoon (April 13) with a 3:30 p.m. first pitch. Thursday's game will be televised on ESPNU with Tom Hart and Kyle Peterson on the call. Friday and Saturday's game will be streamed on SEC Network +. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina is coming off a 5-4 win over Charlotte on Tuesday night (April 9). Andrew Eyster homered for the Gamecocks to break a 3-all tie and Sawyer Bridges earned the win on the mound, striking out the side in the sixth inning. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION ThursdaySouth Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 3-1, 2.60 ERA, 52.0 IP, 6 BB, 39 SOFlorida Tommy Mace (So. RHP) 5-3, 4.26 ERA, 50.2 IP, 14 BB, 42 SO FridaySouth Carolina Cam Tringali (R-So. RHP) 1-0, 3.03 ERA, 35.2 IP, 7 BB, 38 SOFlorida Christian Scott (Fr. RHP) 3-1, 3.60 ERA, 25.0 IP, 8 BB, 27 SO SaturdaySouth Carolina TBAFlorida TBA SCOUTING FLORIDA The Gators went to Florida State and picked up a 3-1 win over the Seminoles on Tuesday night. Ben Specht struck out five in three innings of relief to earn the win. Brady McConnell leads the Gators with a .385 batting average while Nelson Maldonado has 11 doubles and six home runs. On the mound, Tommy Mace will start on Thursday. He is 5-3 with 42 strikeouts in 50.2 innings pitched. THE SERIES The all-time series between the two schools is tied up at 46 wins apiece. Florida won 2-of-3 games last season in Columbia. The Gamecocks picked up a win in the Saturday game, 15-7, as Jacob Olson and Jonah Bride had three hits apiece and Noah Campbell had an inside-the-park home run. Florida leads the series 25-14 in games in Gainesville. GAMECOCKS WIN EIGHTH ONE-RUN GAME Carolina defeated Charlotte, 5-4, on Tuesday (April 9) to improve to 8-2 this season in one-run games. The Gamecocks last two wins have been 5-4 decisions as Carolina beat Alabama in 12 innings on April 6. Eleven of Carolina's 20 win have been by either one or two runs, four of them in the walk-off variety. SEC LEADERS At the plate, Jacob Olson is second in the SEC with 12 home runs. Senior TJ Hopkins is tied for second in triples (3), tied for eighth in home runs (8), tied for seventh in total bases (77) and eighth in slugging percentage (.592). Olson is fourth in slugging percentage (.648) and tied for third in total bases (83). Luke Berryhill is tied for seventh in doubles (12). On the mound, Reid Morgan is third with 52.0 innings pitched and Cam Tringali is tied for fourth with 16 appearances. UP NEXT Carolina makes its second trip to BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte for a Tuesday night (April 16) matchup against North Carolina. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.
  12. GAMEDAY THREAD GAME 1 Carolina vs Florida **Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. ET** LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Florida Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Baseball 4/10/2019 Kent Reichert | From USC Sports Information | GCF Staff Report Carolina Travels to Gainesville for Weekend Series at Florida Carolina has its second Thursday-Saturday series in as many weeks, travelling to the Sunshine State. Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) LIVE STATS LIVE VIDEO COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team heads back on the road this weekend, visiting Gainesville, Fla., for a three-game series at Florida. The series begins on Thursday night (April 11) at 7:30 p.m. and continues Friday at 6:30 p.m. The series wraps up on Saturday afternoon (April 13) with a 3:30 p.m. first pitch. Thursday's game will be televised on ESPNU with Tom Hart and Kyle Peterson on the call. Friday and Saturday's game will be streamed on SEC Network +. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina is coming off a 5-4 win over Charlotte on Tuesday night (April 9). Andrew Eyster homered for the Gamecocks to break a 3-all tie and Sawyer Bridges earned the win on the mound, striking out the side in the sixth inning. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION ThursdaySouth Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 3-1, 2.60 ERA, 52.0 IP, 6 BB, 39 SOFlorida Tommy Mace (So. RHP) 5-3, 4.26 ERA, 50.2 IP, 14 BB, 42 SO FridaySouth Carolina Cam Tringali (R-So. RHP) 1-0, 3.03 ERA, 35.2 IP, 7 BB, 38 SOFlorida Christian Scott (Fr. RHP) 3-1, 3.60 ERA, 25.0 IP, 8 BB, 27 SO SaturdaySouth Carolina TBAFlorida TBA SCOUTING FLORIDA The Gators went to Florida State and picked up a 3-1 win over the Seminoles on Tuesday night. Ben Specht struck out five in three innings of relief to earn the win. Brady McConnell leads the Gators with a .385 batting average while Nelson Maldonado has 11 doubles and six home runs. On the mound, Tommy Mace will start on Thursday. He is 5-3 with 42 strikeouts in 50.2 innings pitched. THE SERIES The all-time series between the two schools is tied up at 46 wins apiece. Florida won 2-of-3 games last season in Columbia. The Gamecocks picked up a win in the Saturday game, 15-7, as Jacob Olson and Jonah Bride had three hits apiece and Noah Campbell had an inside-the-park home run. Florida leads the series 25-14 in games in Gainesville. GAMECOCKS WIN EIGHTH ONE-RUN GAME Carolina defeated Charlotte, 5-4, on Tuesday (April 9) to improve to 8-2 this season in one-run games. The Gamecocks last two wins have been 5-4 decisions as Carolina beat Alabama in 12 innings on April 6. Eleven of Carolina's 20 win have been by either one or two runs, four of them in the walk-off variety. SEC LEADERS At the plate, Jacob Olson is second in the SEC with 12 home runs. Senior TJ Hopkins is tied for second in triples (3), tied for eighth in home runs (8), tied for seventh in total bases (77) and eighth in slugging percentage (.592). Olson is fourth in slugging percentage (.648) and tied for third in total bases (83). Luke Berryhill is tied for seventh in doubles (12). On the mound, Reid Morgan is third with 52.0 innings pitched and Cam Tringali is tied for fourth with 16 appearances. UP NEXT Carolina makes its second trip to BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte for a Tuesday night (April 16) matchup against North Carolina. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.
  13. Carolina vs Charlotte **Tuesday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. ET** LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Alabama Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Baseball 4/8/2019 Kent Reichert | GCF Staff Report Carolina Hosts Charlotte Tuesday Night at Founders Park The Gamecocks and 49ers square off Tuesday at 7 p.m. Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team returns to Founders Park for the first time in April as the Gamecocks host Charlotte Tuesday night (April 9) at 7 p.m. The game will be streamed on SEC Network + with Burch Antley and Michael Roth on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina won 1-of-3 games at Alabama this past weekend, taking the series finale, 5-4, in 12 innings. Brett Kerry pitched 5.2 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win while TJ Hopkins scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the 12th. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Tuesday South Carolina TJ Shook (R-So. RHP) 2-1, 3.38 ERA, 26.2 IP, 13 BB, 38 SO Charlotte Mason Herbert (Fr. RHP) 0-1, 10.80 ERA, 11.2 IP, 8 BB, 5 SO SCOUTING CHARLOTTE The 49ers were swept at home by Florida Atlantic this past weekend. Charlotte is led at the plate by Todd Elwood, who is hitting .395 with six doubles. Dominick Cammarata has a team-best six home runs, while Harris Yett has 16 doubles and 27 RBI. On the mound, Matt Brooks is 3-0 with a 3.10 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 20.1 innings pitched. THE SERIES Carolina is 24-8 against Charlotte in the all-time season series. The two teams have played just once since 2008 as the Gamecocks defeated the 49ers, 5-4, on Feb. 21, 2017. Alex Destino and Jacob Olson each homered for Carolina in the win while Tyler Johnson struck out a pair to earn the save. KERRY THROWS UP ZEROES IN WIN OVER ALABAMA Freshman Brett Kerry was instrumental in helping the Gamecocks pick up the 5-4, 12-inning win over Alabama on Saturday (April 6) as he pitched the final 5.2 innings, allowing just two hits and no runs while striking out four. Kerry retired the final seven batters to the plate and picked up crucial outs with runners in scoring position in both the ninth and 10th frames. On the year, Kerry is 3-1 with a 1.69 ERA, three saves and 41 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched. EIGHT GAMECOCKS DOT MLB OPENING DAY ROSTERS South Carolina had eight players on Major League Baseball rosters on Opening Day (March 28), including Jackie Bradley Jr., who earned a World Series ring with the Boston Red Sox and was named the 2018 ALCS Most Valuable Player. Whit Merrifield (Kansas City), Justin Smoak (Toronto), Sam Dyson (San Francisco), Grayson Greiner (Detroit) and Christian Walker (Arizona) all are on active rosters while Steve Pearce (Boston), who was the 2018 World Series MVP, and Jordan Montgomery (New York Yankees) will start the 2019 season on the disabled list. Tyler Webb (St. Louis) is on the Cardinals' 40-man roster heading into the new campaign. The SEC has 85 former players on Opening Day rosters. UP NEXT Carolina heads to Gainesville, Fla., and McKethan Stadium for a three-game set at Florida. The series begins Thursday night (April 11) at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU with Tom Hart and Kyle Peterson on the call.
  14. GAMEDAY BASEBALL THREAD GAME 3: South Carolina at Alabama **Saturday, April 6, at 2:00 p.m. ET ** LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Alabama Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Gamecocks Head to Alabama for a Three-Game SEC Series 4/3/2019 | Baseball GAME NOTES (PDF)LIVE VIDEOLIVE STATS COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to face the University of Alabama in the season's first Thursday-Saturday series. The series starts Thursday night at 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET) with Friday's game at the same time. The series wraps up Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. CT (2 p.m. CT). Thursday and Friday's games will be televised on SEC Network with Dave Neal and Chris Burke on the call, while Saturday game will be streamed on SEC Network +. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina defeated No. 3 North Carolina State, 10-8, Tuesday night in Charlotte as Jacob Olson ended a wild contest with a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth, Carolina's fourth walk-off win of the season. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Thursday South Carolina Danny Lloyd (Fr. RHP) 2-2, 4.72 ERA, 13.1 IP, 9 BB, 17 SO Alabama Sam Finnerty (Sr. RHP) 4-3, 3.92 ERA, 39.0 IP, 6 BB, 31 SO Friday South Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 3-0, 2.17 ERA, 45.2 IP, 5 BB, 38 SO Alabama Brock Love (R-Jr. RHP) 3-1, 4.10 ERA, 26.1 IP, 10 BB, 33 SO Saturday South Carolina TBA Alabama Tyler Ras (Fr. RHP) 1-2, 3.22 ERA, 22.1 IP, 9 BB, 19 SO SCOUTING ALABAMA The Crimson Tide are coming off an 8-4 loss to Troy on Tuesday night. John Trousdale had two hits and drove in a pair in the loss. Alabama is led offensively by Kolby Robinson, who is hitting .365 with 18 RBI. Tyler Gentry has five home runs and 22 RBI while Morgan McCullough has 10 doubles. On the mound, Brock Love leads the staff with 33 strikeouts while Sam Finnerty is 4-3 with a 3.92 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 39 innings pitched. THE SERIES Carolina holds a 36-27 series advantage on Alabama heading into Thursday's contest. The two teams last met in 2017 at Founders Park where Carolina won 2-of-3 games from the Crimson Tide, including a 6-5, 10-inning win on Saturday after a walk-off single from Justin Row. The last meeting in Tuscaloosa was in 2016. The Gamecocks swept the series on its way to an SEC East Division crown. OLSON'S BLAST WALKS OFF WOLFPACK Senior Jacob Olson's two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Carolina to a 10-8 win over No. 3 North Carolina State Tuesday night (April 2). It was Olson's second walk-off home run of the season as he also had one on March 9 against Valparaiso. It also was Olson's third multi-home run game of the year. Carolina had four home runs in the contest, upping its season total to 50. The win was Carolina's fourth walk-off win of the year (Feb. 17 vs. Liberty, Feb. 23 vs. Utah Valley and March 9 vs. Valparaiso), three of which have come on walk-off home runs. GAMECOCKS TAKE THEIR ACT ON THE ROAD The Gamecocks have just four games at Founders Park in the month of April - a midweek game vs. Charlotte (April 9) and a three-game series vs. Texas A&M (April 18-20). Carolina has three neutral-site contest and three SEC road series beginning April 4 at Alabama. Carolina is 4-2 in true road games heading into the Alabama series and won its first neutral site game on April 2 in a 10-8 win over No. 3 N.C. State. SEC LEADERS At the plate, Jacob Olson is second in the league with 11 home runs. Senior TJ Hopkins is tied for the lead in triples (3), tied for fifth in home runs (8), sixth in total bases (72) and ninth in slugging percentage (.615). Olson is third in slugging percentage (.670) and tied for second in total bases (77). Luke Berryhill is tied for sixth in doubles (11) and is 10th in slugging percentage (.610). On the mound, Reid Morgan is tied for third with 45.2 innings pitched and Cam Tringali is tied for third with 15 appearances. As a team, SC is 14th in batting average, 13th in ERA and eighth in fielding percentage. UP NEXT Carolina hosts Charlotte Tuesday night (April 9) at 7 p.m. The game will be streamed on SEC Network +.
  15. LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL N.C. State Vs. South Carolina Gamecock GAMEDAY BASEBALL THREAD: South Carolina vs N.C. State **Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.** Baseball 4/1/2019 Kent Reichert | From USC Sports Information | GCF Staff Report Carolina Faces Wolfpack Tuesday Night at BB&T Ballpark Carolina and N.C. State will play each other for the first time since 2008. Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) LIVE STATS LIVE VIDEO COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team heads to Charlotte, N.C., and BB&T Ballpark as the Gamecocks face No. 3 North Carolina State Tuesday night (April 2) at 7 p.m. Tuesday's game will be streamed on SEC Network + with Burch Antley and Kip Bouknight on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina lost 2-of-3 games to Auburn this past weekend, winning Saturday's game 4-0 as Reid Morgan pitched seven-plus scoreless innings. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION FridaySouth Carolina Dylan Harley (Fr. LHP) 1-2, 7.77 ERA, 22.0 IP, 15 BB, 28 SON.C. State Canaan Silver (So. LHP) 1-0, 2.45 ERA, 22.0 IP, 7 BB, 15 SO SCOUTING N.C. STATE North Carolina State is one of the hottest teams in the country, coming into Tuesday's game with a 27-2 record. The Wolfpack took 2-of-3 games from Virginia this past weekend and won its first 19 games of the season. Leading N.C. State offensively is Tyler McDonough as he is hitting .366. Will Wilson has 13 doubles and eight home runs and Evan Edwards has 35 RBI. The Wolfpack will start lefty Canaan Silver. He is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched. THE SERIES N.C. State has a 35-21 series advantage in the all-time series but this will be the first meeting between the two schools since 2008. The two teams did face off in the fall, with Carolina winning 2-1 in five innings as Noah Campbell and Andrew Eyster homered in the victory. PITCHING DAZZLES IN SHUTOUT WIN Junior Reid Morgan and freshman Brett Kerry combined to shut out Auburn on Saturday afternoon (March 30) at Founders Park. Morgan went seven-plus frames, allowing five hits with four strikeouts and just one walk while Kerry pitched two scoreless innings with a pair of punchouts to seal the win. Morgan is now 3-0 on the season with a 2.17 ERA while Kerry is 2-1 with three saves and a 2.05 ERA. EIGHT GAMECOCKS DOT MLB OPENING DAY ROSTERS South Carolina had eight players on Major League Baseball rosters on Opening Day (March 28), including Jackie Bradley Jr., who earned a World Series ring with the Boston Red Sox and was named the 2018 ALCS Most Valuable Player. Whit Merrifield (Kansas City), Justin Smoak (Toronto), Sam Dyson (San Francisco), Grayson Greiner (Detroit) and Christian Walker (Arizona) all are on active rosters while Steve Pearce (Boston), who was the 2018 World Series MVP, and Jordan Montgomery (New York Yankees) will start the 2019 season on the disabled list. Tyler Webb (St. Louis) is on the Cardinals' 40-man roster heading into the new campaign. The SEC has 85 former players on Opening Day rosters. SEC LEADERS At the plate, Jacob Olson is tied for second with nine home runs. Senior TJ Hopkins is third in triples (3), tied for fifth in home runs (8), fifth in total bases (71) and seventh in slugging percentage (.628). Olson is eighth in slugging percentage (.627) and sixth in total bases (69). Luke Berryhill is tied for fifth in doubles (11). On the mound, Reid Morgan is tied for third with 45.2 innings pitched and Cam Tringaliis tied for the lead with 15 appearances. As a team, SC is 14th in batting average, 13th in ERA and seventh in fielding percentage. UP NEXT The Gamecocks travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to face Alabama in a three-game series. The series starts Thursday night (April 4) at 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET) and continues Friday night at the same time. Both games will be televised on SEC Network. The series concludes Saturday afternoon (April 6) at 1 p.m. CT (2 p.m. ET).
  16. LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Auburn Tigers Vs. South Carolina Gamecock GAMEDAY BASEBALL THREAD GAME 3: South Carolina vs Auburn **Sunday at 1:00 p.m.** Baseball 3/28/2019 Kent Reichert | From USC Sports Information | GCF Staff Report Carolina Hosts Auburn to Close out March The Gamecocks and Tigers start the series Friday night at 7 p.m. Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS TICKETS COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team hosts No. 15 Auburn for a three-game SEC series March 29-31 at Founders Park. Friday's game begins at 7 p.m. with Saturday's contest scheduled for 1 p.m. The series concludes on Sunday at noon. Friday's game will be streamed on SEC Network + while Saturday and Sunday's game will be televised on SEC Network with Dave Neal and Mike Rooney on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina fell to North Carolina A&T, 2-0, Tuesday night at Founders Park. Dylan Harley and Wesley Sweatt combined to strike out seven in eight innings of work. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. Lots A and B are also reserved for men's and women's basketball parking on Feb. 19, 26, March 3 and March 9. For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. Saturday Game Time: 4 p.m. Stadium Opens: 2:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 1 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 1 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 2 p.m. Sunday Game Time: 1:30 p.m. Stadium Opens: Noon Business Lots Open: 10:30 a.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 10:30 a.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 11:30 a.m. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Friday South Carolina Daniel Lloyd (Fr. RHP) 2-1, 4.32 ERA, 8.1 IP, 7 BB, 9 SO Auburn Tanner Burns (So. RHP) 3-0, 1.41 ERA, 38.1 IP, 8 BB, 52 SO Saturday South Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 2-0, 2.56 ERA, 38.2 IP, 4 BB, 34 SO Auburn Brooks Fuller (Fr. LHP) 1-0, 1.62 ERA, 16.2 IP, 12 BB, 10 SO Saturday South Carolina TBA Auburn TBA SCOUTING AUBURN The Tigers fell to Alabama, 6-3, in the Capital City Classic in Montgomery, Ala., as Steven Williams and Conor Davis had two hits apiece in the loss. Auburn opened conference play with a three-game sweep against Tennessee before losing 2-of-3 games at Mississippi State this past weekend. Rankin Woley leads the Tigers with a .323 batting average while Edouard Julien has five home runs and 26 RBI. On the mound, righty Tanner Burns is 3-0 with a 1.41 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 38.1 innings pitched. THE SERIES Carolina leads the all-time series with Auburn, 45-24, and has a 20-10 record in games in Columbia. The two teams last met in 2017 in Auburn as the Tigers won 2-of-3 games. Carolina won the Saturday game, 7-0, on April 1, 2017 as Jacob Olson scored three runs and Carlos Cortes drove in five. EIGHT GAMECOCKS DOT MLB OPENING DAY ROSTERS South Carolina had eight players on Major League Baseball rosters on Opening Day (March 28), including Jackie Bradley Jr., who earned a World Series ring with the Boston Red Sox and was named the 2018 ALCS Most Valuable Player. Whit Merrifield (Kansas City), Justin Smoak (Toronto), Sam Dyson (San Francisco), Grayson Greiner (Detroit) and Christian Walker (Arizona) all are on active rosters while Steve Pearce (Boston), who was the 2018 World Series MVP, and Jordan Montgomery (New York Yankees) will start the 2019 season on the disabled list. Tyler Webb (St. Louis) is on the Cardinals' 40-man roster heading into the new campaign. The SEC has 85 former players on Opening Day rosters. SEC LEADERS At the plate, Jacob Olson is tied for the SEC lead with nine home runs. Senior TJ Hopkins leads the league in total bases (70), is fourth in home runs (8), tied for the lead in triples (3) and is fifth in slugging percentage (.673). Olson is tied for second in slugging percentage (.694) and tied for second in total bases (68). Luke Berryhill is tied for second in doubles (11) and 10th in slugging percentage (.625). On the mound, Reid Morgan is third with 38.2 innings pitched and Cam Tringali is tied for the lead with 13 appearances. As a team, SC is 14th in batting average, 12th in ERA and eighth in fielding percentage. HOPKINS NOTES Senior TJ Hopkins is tied for the team lead with a .327 batting average heading into the Auburn series while slugging .673 and leading the team and the conference with 70 total bases ... Hopkins had a pair of home runs in the 12-7 win over Furman on March 19. It is the second time in his career he has hit two home runs in a game. He had a pair on March 7, 2017, against The Citadel ... Hopkins hit for the cycle in the 12-6 win over Valpo on March 10. He homered in the fourth, doubled in the fifth, singled in the seventh and tripled in the eighth. It was the first cycle for a Gamecock since Kyle Martin at Florida in 2015 ... Hopkins earned the Tom Price Award, given to the Most Valuable Player of the Clemson series, after hitting three home runs and driving in nine on the weekend. For his efforts, Hopkins was named the SEC Player of the Week and National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA ... Hopkins is tied for the conference lead in triples (3), is fourth in home runs (8) and fifth in slugging percentage (.673). UP NEXT The Gamecocks head to Charlotte, N.C., for a neutral-site matchup with North Carolina State at BB&T Ballpark. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.
  17. LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Auburn Tigers Vs. South Carolina Gamecock GAMEDAY BASEBALL THREAD GAME 1: South Carolina vs Auburn **Friday at 7:00 p.m.** Baseball 3/28/2019 Kent Reichert | From USC Sports Information | GCF Staff Report Carolina Hosts Auburn to Close out March The Gamecocks and Tigers start the series Friday night at 7 p.m. Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS TICKETS COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team hosts No. 15 Auburn for a three-game SEC series March 29-31 at Founders Park. Friday's game begins at 7 p.m. with Saturday's contest scheduled for 1 p.m. The series concludes on Sunday at noon. Friday's game will be streamed on SEC Network + while Saturday and Sunday's game will be televised on SEC Network with Dave Neal and Mike Rooney on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina fell to North Carolina A&T, 2-0, Tuesday night at Founders Park. Dylan Harley and Wesley Sweatt combined to strike out seven in eight innings of work. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. Lots A and B are also reserved for men's and women's basketball parking on Feb. 19, 26, March 3 and March 9. For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. Saturday Game Time: 4 p.m. Stadium Opens: 2:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 1 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 1 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 2 p.m. Sunday Game Time: 1:30 p.m. Stadium Opens: Noon Business Lots Open: 10:30 a.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 10:30 a.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 11:30 a.m. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Friday South Carolina Daniel Lloyd (Fr. RHP) 2-1, 4.32 ERA, 8.1 IP, 7 BB, 9 SO Auburn Tanner Burns (So. RHP) 3-0, 1.41 ERA, 38.1 IP, 8 BB, 52 SO Saturday South Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 2-0, 2.56 ERA, 38.2 IP, 4 BB, 34 SO Auburn Brooks Fuller (Fr. LHP) 1-0, 1.62 ERA, 16.2 IP, 12 BB, 10 SO Saturday South Carolina TBA Auburn TBA SCOUTING AUBURN The Tigers fell to Alabama, 6-3, in the Capital City Classic in Montgomery, Ala., as Steven Williams and Conor Davis had two hits apiece in the loss. Auburn opened conference play with a three-game sweep against Tennessee before losing 2-of-3 games at Mississippi State this past weekend. Rankin Woley leads the Tigers with a .323 batting average while Edouard Julien has five home runs and 26 RBI. On the mound, righty Tanner Burns is 3-0 with a 1.41 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 38.1 innings pitched. THE SERIES Carolina leads the all-time series with Auburn, 45-24, and has a 20-10 record in games in Columbia. The two teams last met in 2017 in Auburn as the Tigers won 2-of-3 games. Carolina won the Saturday game, 7-0, on April 1, 2017 as Jacob Olson scored three runs and Carlos Cortes drove in five. EIGHT GAMECOCKS DOT MLB OPENING DAY ROSTERS South Carolina had eight players on Major League Baseball rosters on Opening Day (March 28), including Jackie Bradley Jr., who earned a World Series ring with the Boston Red Sox and was named the 2018 ALCS Most Valuable Player. Whit Merrifield (Kansas City), Justin Smoak (Toronto), Sam Dyson (San Francisco), Grayson Greiner (Detroit) and Christian Walker (Arizona) all are on active rosters while Steve Pearce (Boston), who was the 2018 World Series MVP, and Jordan Montgomery (New York Yankees) will start the 2019 season on the disabled list. Tyler Webb (St. Louis) is on the Cardinals' 40-man roster heading into the new campaign. The SEC has 85 former players on Opening Day rosters. SEC LEADERS At the plate, Jacob Olson is tied for the SEC lead with nine home runs. Senior TJ Hopkins leads the league in total bases (70), is fourth in home runs (8), tied for the lead in triples (3) and is fifth in slugging percentage (.673). Olson is tied for second in slugging percentage (.694) and tied for second in total bases (68). Luke Berryhill is tied for second in doubles (11) and 10th in slugging percentage (.625). On the mound, Reid Morgan is third with 38.2 innings pitched and Cam Tringali is tied for the lead with 13 appearances. As a team, SC is 14th in batting average, 12th in ERA and eighth in fielding percentage. HOPKINS NOTES Senior TJ Hopkins is tied for the team lead with a .327 batting average heading into the Auburn series while slugging .673 and leading the team and the conference with 70 total bases ... Hopkins had a pair of home runs in the 12-7 win over Furman on March 19. It is the second time in his career he has hit two home runs in a game. He had a pair on March 7, 2017, against The Citadel ... Hopkins hit for the cycle in the 12-6 win over Valpo on March 10. He homered in the fourth, doubled in the fifth, singled in the seventh and tripled in the eighth. It was the first cycle for a Gamecock since Kyle Martin at Florida in 2015 ... Hopkins earned the Tom Price Award, given to the Most Valuable Player of the Clemson series, after hitting three home runs and driving in nine on the weekend. For his efforts, Hopkins was named the SEC Player of the Week and National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA ... Hopkins is tied for the conference lead in triples (3), is fourth in home runs (8) and fifth in slugging percentage (.673). UP NEXT The Gamecocks head to Charlotte, N.C., for a neutral-site matchup with North Carolina State at BB&T Ballpark. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.
  18. Baseball 3/25/2019 Kent Reichert | From USC Sports Information | GCF Staff Report Gamecocks Start Homestand Tuesday Night Against North Carolina A&T The Gamecocks and Aggies square off with first pitch set for 7 p.m. LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL North Carolina A&T Vs. South Carolina Gamecock South Carolina vs North Carolina A&T **Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.** Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS TICKETS COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team opens a four-game homestand this Tuesday (March 26) as the Gamecocks host North Carolina A&T. First pitch is at 7 p.m. at Founders Park. The game will be streamed on SEC Network +. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina took 1-of-3 games from Tennessee this past weekend in Knoxville. Carolina won Saturday's game 3-2 as Chris Cullen and Jordan Holladay had RBI doubles in the seventh and Brett Kerry struck out five in two innings of relief to pick up the third save. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. Lots A and B are also reserved for men's and women's basketball parking on Feb. 19, 26, March 3 and March 9. For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. Saturday Game Time: 4 p.m. Stadium Opens: 2:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 1 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 1 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 2 p.m. Sunday Game Time: 1:30 p.m. Stadium Opens: Noon Business Lots Open: 10:30 a.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 10:30 a.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 11:30 a.m. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Tuesday South Carolina Dylan Harley (Fr. LHP) 1-1, 8.83 ERA, 17.1 IP, 14 BB, 23 SO North Carolina A&T TBA SCOUTING NORTH CAROLINA A&T The Aggies are coming off a three-game road sweep of Bethune-Cookman this past weekend. Dawnoven Smith was 3-for-6 with three RBI and Tony Mack added three hits and two runs in Sunday's 8-7 win. Dustin Baber leads the Aggies with a .313 batting average while AJ Hunt and Camden Williamson have 16 RBI apiece. On the mound, Michael Johnson is 3-1 with a 2.06 ERA and Evan Gates has 27 strikeouts in 29.1 innings pitched. THE SERIES Carolina and North Carolina A&T have met just once on the diamond with the Gamecocks coming away with a 12-2 win on March 7, 2018. Madison Stokes was 2-for-4 with three RBI while TJ Shook struck out three in 2.1 innings of relief to earn the win. INJURY BUG BITES GAMECOCKS South Carolina, already down six pitchers on its 35-man roster, took another blow on Friday at Tennessee when Andrew Eyster left the game with an injury. Carolina moved Jacob Olson to right field, put Quinntin Perez at third base and Nick Neville at second base in the final two games of the series. Noah Campbell can hit, as he has been the designated hitter for the last four games, but has not played in the field since the SEC opener against Georgia. SEC LEADERS At the plate, Jacob Olson is tied for the SEC lead with nine home runs. Hopkins leads the league in total bases (69), is third in home runs (8), tied for the lead in triples (3) and is fourth in slugging percentage (.690). Olson is second in slugging percentage (.702) and second in total bases (66). Luke Berryhill is tied for fourth in doubles (10), ninth in slugging percentage (.624) and tied for sixth in RBI (27). On the mound, Reid Morgan is third with 38.2 innings pitched and Cam Tringali is tied for the lead with 13 appearances. As a team, SC is 14th in batting average, 12th in ERA and 11th in fielding percentage. UP NEXT The Gamecocks face Auburn in a three-game series at Founders Park starting Friday night (March 29) at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday's game will be televised on SEC Network.
  19. LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Tennessee Volunteers Vs. South Carolina Gamecock GAMEDAY BASEBALL THREAD Game 3: South Carolina vs Tennessee **Sunday at 2:00 p.m.** Gamecocks Visit Knoxville for Three-Game Set at Tennessee 3/21/2019 | Baseball COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team hits the road for the first time in the Southeastern Conference this season as the Gamecocks head to Knoxville, Tenn., to start a three-game set at Tennessee. The series begins on Friday night (March 22) at 6:30 p.m. and continues Saturday night (March 23) at 6 p.m. The series will conclude on Sunday afternoon (March 24) at 2 p.m. All three games will be streamed on SEC Network +. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina is coming off a 12-7 win at Furman on Tuesday night as TJ Hopkins homered twice and Brady Allen drove in four runs. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Friday South Carolina Wesley Sweatt (Fr. RHP) 1-1, 3.45 ERA, 15.2 IP, 3 BB, 9 SO Tennessee Garrett Stallings (Jr. RHP) 4-1, 1.27 ERA, 35.1 IP, 3 BB, 42 SO Saturday South Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 2-0, 2.70 ERA, 33.1 IP, 3 BB, 30 SO Tennessee Zach Linginfelter (Jr. RHP) 4-1, 1.88 ERA, 28.2 IP, 12 BB, 34 SO Sunday South Carolina TBA Tennessee Will Neely (Sr. RHP) 2-1, 5.79 ERA, 23.1 IP, 3 BB, 19 SO SCOUTING TENNESSEE The Volunteers also had one midweek game and defeated East Tennessee State, 5-1, in Johnson City. Ricky Martinez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Pete Derkay scored a pair of runs. Tennessee, who got off to a 15-0 start that included a sweep of Indiana, was swept in its SEC opening series at Auburn. Martinez leads the Vols with a .382 batting average while Alerick Soularie had seven home runs and 18 RBI. Tennessee really shines on the mound, coming in with a 2.24 ERA and 225 strikeouts in 193 innings pitched. Garrett Stallings, who will start on Friday night, is 4-1 with a 1.27 ERA and 42 strikeouts compared to just three walks. THE SERIES Carolina leads the all-time series with Tennessee, 64-36, and has won the last nine contests against the Vols. Last season, Carolina swept Tennessee in Columbia, winning 6-1, 6-2 and 6-3. The Gamecocks broke a 3-3 tie in the series finale with three runs in the eighth inning on run-scoring doubles by Matt Williams and Jacob Olson. HOPKINS NOTES Senior TJ Hopkins is tied for the team and SEC lead with eight home runs to go along with six doubles and a conference best three triples this season ... Hopkins is tied for the team lead with a .345 batting average heading into the Tennessee series while slugging a conference-best .759 and leading the team with four stolen bases ... Hopkins had a pair of home runs in Tuesday's 12-7 win over Furman. It is the second time in his career he has hit two home runs in a game. He had a pair on March 7, 2017, against The Citadel ... Hopkins hit for the cycle in the 12-6 win over Valpo on March 10. He homered in the fourth, doubled in the fifth, singled in the seventh and tripled in the eighth. It was the first cycle for a Gamecock since Kyle Martin at Florida in 2015 ... Hopkins earned the Tom Price Award, given to the Most Valuable Player of the Clemson series, after hitting three home runs and driving in nine on the weekend. For his efforts, Hopkins was named the SEC Player of the Week and National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA ... Hopkins leads or is tied for the SEC lead in home runs, triples, total bases (66) and slugging percentage. SHOOK BOUNCES BACK TO STYMIE BULLDOG BATS Redshirt sophomore TJ Shook went walk, hit by pitch, walk to start the Georgia game on March 17. The Irmo, S.C., native settled down to get a pair of pop outs and strikeout, then put up zeroes for the next three innings before exiting after a leadoff double to start the fifth. On the day, Shook allowed just the one hit with six strikeouts in four-plus inning. He currently is 2-0 with a 2.16 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 16.2 innings pitched. SEC LEADERS At the plate, Jacob Olson and TJ Hopkins are tied for the SEC lead with eight home runs. Hopkins leads the league in total bases (66), is tied for the lead in home runs (8), tied for the lead in triples (3) and leads in slugging percentage (.759). Olson is third in slugging percentage (.726) and second in total bases (61). Luke Berryhill is tied for fourth in doubles (9), tied for sixth in slugging percentage (.667), ninth in total bases (50) and sixth in RBI (27). On the mound, Reid Morgan is tied for second with 33.1 innings pitched and Cam Tringali is tied for second with 11 appearances. As a team, SC is 13th in batting average, 12th in ERA and 12th in fielding percentage. UP NEXT The Gamecocks host North Carolina A&T Tuesday night (March 26) at 7 p.m. at Founders Park. The game will be streamed on SEC Network +.
  20. LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Tennessee Volunteers Vs. South Carolina Gamecock GAMEDAY BASEBALL THREAD Game 2: South Carolina vs Tennessee **Saturday at 6:00 p.m.** Gamecocks Visit Knoxville for Three-Game Set at Tennessee 3/21/2019 | Baseball COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team hits the road for the first time in the Southeastern Conference this season as the Gamecocks head to Knoxville, Tenn., to start a three-game set at Tennessee. The series begins on Friday night (March 22) at 6:30 p.m. and continues Saturday night (March 23) at 6 p.m. The series will conclude on Sunday afternoon (March 24) at 2 p.m. All three games will be streamed on SEC Network +. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina is coming off a 12-7 win at Furman on Tuesday night as TJ Hopkins homered twice and Brady Allen drove in four runs. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Friday South Carolina Wesley Sweatt (Fr. RHP) 1-1, 3.45 ERA, 15.2 IP, 3 BB, 9 SO Tennessee Garrett Stallings (Jr. RHP) 4-1, 1.27 ERA, 35.1 IP, 3 BB, 42 SO Saturday South Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 2-0, 2.70 ERA, 33.1 IP, 3 BB, 30 SO Tennessee Zach Linginfelter (Jr. RHP) 4-1, 1.88 ERA, 28.2 IP, 12 BB, 34 SO Sunday South Carolina TBA Tennessee Will Neely (Sr. RHP) 2-1, 5.79 ERA, 23.1 IP, 3 BB, 19 SO SCOUTING TENNESSEE The Volunteers also had one midweek game and defeated East Tennessee State, 5-1, in Johnson City. Ricky Martinez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Pete Derkay scored a pair of runs. Tennessee, who got off to a 15-0 start that included a sweep of Indiana, was swept in its SEC opening series at Auburn. Martinez leads the Vols with a .382 batting average while Alerick Soularie had seven home runs and 18 RBI. Tennessee really shines on the mound, coming in with a 2.24 ERA and 225 strikeouts in 193 innings pitched. Garrett Stallings, who will start on Friday night, is 4-1 with a 1.27 ERA and 42 strikeouts compared to just three walks. THE SERIES Carolina leads the all-time series with Tennessee, 64-36, and has won the last nine contests against the Vols. Last season, Carolina swept Tennessee in Columbia, winning 6-1, 6-2 and 6-3. The Gamecocks broke a 3-3 tie in the series finale with three runs in the eighth inning on run-scoring doubles by Matt Williams and Jacob Olson. HOPKINS NOTES Senior TJ Hopkins is tied for the team and SEC lead with eight home runs to go along with six doubles and a conference best three triples this season ... Hopkins is tied for the team lead with a .345 batting average heading into the Tennessee series while slugging a conference-best .759 and leading the team with four stolen bases ... Hopkins had a pair of home runs in Tuesday's 12-7 win over Furman. It is the second time in his career he has hit two home runs in a game. He had a pair on March 7, 2017, against The Citadel ... Hopkins hit for the cycle in the 12-6 win over Valpo on March 10. He homered in the fourth, doubled in the fifth, singled in the seventh and tripled in the eighth. It was the first cycle for a Gamecock since Kyle Martin at Florida in 2015 ... Hopkins earned the Tom Price Award, given to the Most Valuable Player of the Clemson series, after hitting three home runs and driving in nine on the weekend. For his efforts, Hopkins was named the SEC Player of the Week and National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA ... Hopkins leads or is tied for the SEC lead in home runs, triples, total bases (66) and slugging percentage. SHOOK BOUNCES BACK TO STYMIE BULLDOG BATS Redshirt sophomore TJ Shook went walk, hit by pitch, walk to start the Georgia game on March 17. The Irmo, S.C., native settled down to get a pair of pop outs and strikeout, then put up zeroes for the next three innings before exiting after a leadoff double to start the fifth. On the day, Shook allowed just the one hit with six strikeouts in four-plus inning. He currently is 2-0 with a 2.16 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 16.2 innings pitched. SEC LEADERS At the plate, Jacob Olson and TJ Hopkins are tied for the SEC lead with eight home runs. Hopkins leads the league in total bases (66), is tied for the lead in home runs (8), tied for the lead in triples (3) and leads in slugging percentage (.759). Olson is third in slugging percentage (.726) and second in total bases (61). Luke Berryhill is tied for fourth in doubles (9), tied for sixth in slugging percentage (.667), ninth in total bases (50) and sixth in RBI (27). On the mound, Reid Morgan is tied for second with 33.1 innings pitched and Cam Tringali is tied for second with 11 appearances. As a team, SC is 13th in batting average, 12th in ERA and 12th in fielding percentage. UP NEXT The Gamecocks host North Carolina A&T Tuesday night (March 26) at 7 p.m. at Founders Park. The game will be streamed on SEC Network +.
  21. LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 1:30 pm Georgia Bulldogs Vs. South Carolina Gamecock Baseball 3/14/2019 10:43:00 AM Kent Reichert Gamecocks Host Georgia to Open SEC Play The Gamecocks and Bulldogs start the three-game series Friday night at 7 p.m. Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS TICKETS COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team opens Southeastern Conference play this weekend, hosting No. 8 Georgia for a three-game series beginning Friday night (March 15) at 7 p.m. at Founders Park. Game two will take place Saturday afternoon (March 16) at 4 p.m. with the series finale Sunday afternoon (March 17) at 1:30 p.m. All three games will be streamed on SEC Network + with Burch Antley and Kip Bouknight on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM with Derek Scott, Tommy Moody and Brad Muller on the call. Carolina, winners of four straight contests, is coming off a 10-9 win at The Citadel on Tuesday night as Luke Berryhill drove in four runs, the Gamecocks scored seven runs in the first two innings and hung on for the one-run win. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. Lots A and B are also reserved for men's and women's basketball parking on Feb. 19, 26, March 3 and March 9. For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. Saturday Game Time: 4 p.m. Stadium Opens: 2:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 1 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 1 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 2 p.m. Sunday Game Time: 1:30 p.m. Stadium Opens: Noon Business Lots Open: 10:30 a.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 10:30 a.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 11:30 a.m. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Friday South Carolina Wesley Sweatt (Fr. RHP) 1-0, 1.69 ERA, 10.2 IP, 3 BB, 8 SO Georgia Emerson Hancock (So. RHP) 4-0, 0.38 ERA, 24.0 IP, 6 BB, 25 SO Saturday South Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 2-0, 1.84 ERA, 29.1 IP, 1 BB, 27 SO Georgia C.J. Smith (So. LHP) 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 13.0 IP, 4 BB, 14 SO Sunday South Carolina TBA Georgia Tony Locey (Jr. RHP) 3-0, 2.45 ERA, 22.0 IP, 10 BB, 32 SO SCOUTING GEORGIA The Bulldogs are coming off a 6-3 win at Georgia State on Wednesday afternoon. LJ Talley drove in three runs and had a pair of hits while Patrick Sullivan was 3-for-5 on the day. Talley leads Georgia and is second in the league with a .450 batting average. Riley King and Tucker Maxwell have 20 RBI each. On the mound, Friday night starter Emerson Hancock is 4-0 with a 0.38 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched. THE SERIES Carolina holds a 65-60 series advantage on Georgia heading into the weekend. The Gamecocks were swept by the Bulldogs last season in Athens. Noah Campbell had a pair of hits in the 7-5 loss on Friday, while Jacob Olson homered in Saturday's game. The last time the two teams played in Columbia, Carolina won a 10-0 contest in the 2017 regular-season finale. Jonah Bride was 3-for-5 with three RBI in that win. RANKINGS South Carolina stayed in most of the national polls after sweeping Valparaiso this past weekend. The Gamecocks are ranked 18th in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll and 20th in the Baseball America poll. Carolina is 22nd in the D1Baseball.com, 23rd in the USA TODAY Coaches' poll and 24th in the NCBWA Poll. HOPKINS HITS FOR THE CYCLE IN VALPO WIN Senior TJ Hopkins hit for South Carolina's first cycle since 2015 in the 12-6 win over Valparaiso on Sunday, March 10. Hopkins hit his sixth home run of the season in the fourth, doubled in the fifth, singled in the seventh and tripled in the eighth for Carolina's first cycle since Kyle Martin in 2015 at Florida. Hopkins currently is hitting .357 with five doubles, three triples and six home runs. Hopkins also is slugging .771 and has a .410 on-base percentage. SEC LEADERS Cam Tringali is tied for the conference lead with nine appearances, while Reid Morgan leads the conference in innings pitched at 29.1. At the plate, Jacob Olson is tied with Ole Miss' Thomas Dillard for the home run lead with seven, is second in total bases (54) and is third in slugging percentage (.757). TJ Hopkins leads the league in total bases (54), is tied for third in home runs (6), tied for the lead in triples (3) and second in slugging percentage (.771). Luke Berryhill is tied for second in doubles (9), fifth in slugging percentage (.733), fifth in total bases (44) and tied for third in RBI (25). As a team, SC is 13th in batting average, 10th in ERA and ninth in fielding percentage. UP NEXT South Carolina starts a four-game road trip with a Tuesday clash against Furman in Greenville. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Fluor Field.
  22. Gameday guide: South Carolina vs. Clemson baseball series 2019 There’s a 100 percent chance of rain this weekend when the South Carolina baseball team takes on Clemson. Unfortunately, for the folks who call Founders Park home, early weather forecasts are calling for rain on Sunday in Columbia. That, for now, is also at 100 percent. “There was some talk about tomorrow night’s game (in Clemson) potentially moving up a couple of hours, but at this point we’re going to remain status quo at 6 p.m. I think, Saturday (in Greenville) the weather appears to be fine, at this point,” South Carolina coach Mark Kingston said. “The Sunday weather here – we’ve already moved it up to noon, don’t think we can move it up anymore. “At this point, we just need to hope mother nature agrees with us and allows us to play a baseball game.” LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Sunday, March 03, 2019, at 12:00 pm Clemson Tigers at South Carolina Gamecock It’s time once again for South Carolina and Clemson to renew their rivalry on the baseball field, one of the most heated and intense in the game. As usual, the Gamecocks and Tigers will play in three stadiums in three days. Here’s all the essential info, including when and how to watch. Who: South Carolina (8-2) vs. Clemson (8-2) Rankings: South Carolina is ranked No. 30 by Collegiate Baseball, unranked by other polls. Clemson is No. 14 according to Baseball America, No. 15 according to Collegiate Baseball, No. 16 according to NCBWA, No. 23 according to D1Baseball.com Where: Friday — Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Clemson Saturday — Fluor Field, Greenville Sunday — Founders Park, Columbia When: Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, noon Watch: Friday — Streaming online on ACC Network Extra via WatchESPN Saturday and Sunday — Streaming online on SEC Network Plus via WatchESPN Radio: 107.5 FM in Columbia area (Clemson affiliates | South Carolina affiliates) Probable starters: Friday — South Carolina’s Carmen Mlodzinski (So. RHP, 0-0, 4.32 ERA) vs. Clemson’s Brooks Crawford (Sr. RHP, 0-0, 3.60 ERA) Saturday — South Carolina’s Dylan Harley (Fr. LHP, 0-0, 9.45 ERA) vs. Clemson’s Davis Sharpe (Fr. RHP, 2-0, 0.00 ERA) Sunday — South Carolina’s Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP, 1-0, 1.29 ERA) vs. Clemson’s Justin Wrobleski (Fr. LHP, 0-1, 6.75 ERA) Key stats Clemson: .262 batting average, .403 on-base percentage, .528 slugging percentage 17 home runs 3.00 staff ERA, 101 strikeouts, .182 batting average against, 0.97 walks and hits per inning pitched South Carolina: .275 batting average, .393 on-base percentage, .558 slugging percentage, 17 home runs 2.92 staff ERA, 90 strikeouts, .208 batting average against, 1.11 walks and hits per inning pitched Weather forecast: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 60s or high 50s, low chance of precipitation on Friday. Cloudy with temperatures in the mid 60s on Saturday. Rain with a high near 70 on Sunday.
  23. LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 1:30 pm Utah Valley at South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball 2/21/2019 | GCF Staff Report Gamecocks To Host Utah Valley This Weekend for a Three-Game Series The Gamecocks and Wolverines begin the series on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) UTAH VALLEY GAME NOTES SEASON STATS (PDF) LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS TICKETS COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team hosts Utah Valley in a three-game series at Founders Park this weekend. The series begins on Friday afternoon (Feb. 22) at 4 p.m. and continues Saturday afternoon (Feb. 23) at 2 p.m. The three-game set wraps up Sunday afternoon (Feb. 24) at 1:30 p.m. All three games will be streamed on SEC Network Plus with Burch Antley and Kip Bouknight on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM with Derek Scott, Drew Meyer and Tommy Moody on the call. The Gamecocks scored eight unanswered runs to climb out a 6-0 hole and defeat Winthrop, 8-6, on Tuesday night (Feb. 19). Wednesday's contest against Presbyterian was cancelled due to inclement weather. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. Lots A and B are also reserved for men's and women's basketball parking on Feb. 19, 26, March 3 and March 9.(NOTE: THE CLA LOT WILL BE CLOSED FOR FRIDAY'S GAME DUE TO AN EVENT AT THE ARENA.) For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. BUSINESS LOTS DURING AFTERNOON GAMES Business lot parking passes will be honored in Lot 1 ONLY for the Feb. 15, 19, 20, 22 and 26 afternoon baseball games based on availability. The businesses at 405 (Lot 9) and 401 (Lot 10) Huger Street request that you begin parking at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. Other business lots open at 5 p.m. on weekdays. Parking is allowed in Lot 8 (the Cregger lot) on the Williams St. side for the afternoon early games. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekday 4 p.m. Games (Feb. 15, 19, 20, 22, 26) Game time: 4 p.m. Stadium opens: 2:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PDGL Open: 1 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 2 p.m. Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. Saturday Game Time: 4 p.m. Stadium Opens: 2:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 1 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 1 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 2 p.m. Sunday Game Time: 1:30 p.m. Stadium Opens: Noon Business Lots Open: 10:30 a.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 10:30 a.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 11:30 a.m. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Friday South Carolina Carmen Mlodzinski (So. RHP) 0-0, 6.23 ERA, 4.1 IP, 3 BB, 3 SO Utah Valley Jake Carr (Sr. RHP) 0-1, 6.75 ERA, 4.0 IP, 2 BB, 8 SO Saturday South Carolina Dylan Harley (Fr. LHP) 0-0, 16.88 ERA, 2.2 IP, 5 BB, 5 SO Utah Valley Paxton Schultz (Jr. RHP) 0-0, 3.86 ERA, 7.0 IP, 2 BB, 7 SO Sunday South Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 0-0, 1.50 ERA, 6.0 IP, 0 BB, 3 SO Utah Valley Walker Ramsey (Sr. RHP) 0-1, 5.68 ERA, 6.1 IP, 3 BB, 5 SO SCOUTING UTAH VALLEY Utah Valley opens its 2019 season this past weekend with three games at Fresno State. The Wolverines won the middle game of the series, 4-3, as Drew Sims had a pair of hits and Alexander Marco drove in two runs. Paxton Schultz, Saturday's starter, struck out seven in seven innings of work as Utah Valley scored a run in the ninth to break the 3-all tie. Michael Beltran leads UVU with a .333 batting average while Marco has three RBI. Trevor Howell has two of the Wolverines' three doubles on the season. On the mound, the three starters that Utah Valley will trot out this weekend combined for 20 strikeouts against Fresno State. The Wolverines were picked to finish ninth in the WAC Preseason Poll. THE SERIES This is the first meeting on the diamond between Carolina and Utah Valley. The only time the Gamecocks have played a school in the current Western Athletic Conference setup was in 2011, when Carolina faced Cal State Bakersfield in a three-game series. The Gamecocks won the first two games by scores of 5-1 and 5-2 but dropped the series finale, 8-3. CAROLINA COMES BACK TO BEAT WINTHROP Carolina was down to Winthrop, 6-0, after two-and-a-half innings of play but chipped away at the Eagle lead before going ahead in the sixth on its way to am 8-6 win on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Carolina scored single runs in the third and fourth, two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth before adding insurance with a run in the eighth frame. Luke Berryhill brought in the game-winning run with a two-run single in the sixth. He joined TJ Hopkins and Noah Campbell with two hits in the contest as Carolina moved to 3-1 on the year. BULLPEN SOLID IN FIRST FOUR GAMES The South Carolina bullpen has a 1.50 ERA and allowed just one of 13 inherited runners to score after four games this season. The Gamecock pen has 35 strikeouts compared to just six walks in 24 innings pitched and carries a .141 opponent's batting average. Sawyer Bridges has a 1.80 ERA, seven strikeouts and a save in five innings pitched, while Parker Coyne and Brett Kerry have combined for 11 strikeouts in six scoreless innings for Carolina. SEC LEADERS TJ Hopkins dots the top-10 lists in many categories as of Feb. 20. Hopkins is tied for second in total bases with 16, while is 1.000 slugging percentage is tied for sixth. He is also tied for fourth with seven runs scored and in a 12-way tied for second, along with Jacob Olson, with two home runs. Brady Allen is tied for sixth with five walks. On the mound, Hayden Lehman is tied for the SEC lead with three appearances, while Sawyer Bridges is tied for ninth with a .188 opponent's batting average. As a team, SC is 11th in batting average and ERA and 12th in fielding percentage. ALLEN GOES YARD IN FIRST GAMECOCK AT-BAT Freshman Brady Allen's first collegiate at-bat was a memorable one, as the Lakeland, Fla., native belted a three-run home run in the second inning, scoring Jacob Olson and Luke Berryhill. Allen was 2-for-4 with three RBI and a walk in the opener. SENIORS SLUG IN LIBERTY SERIES TJ Hopkins and Jacob Olson both hit a pair of home runs in the season opening weekend against Liberty (Feb. 15). The seniors both have a 1.000 slugging percentage after three games. Olson had both home runs in Saturday's 13-7 win. He also drove in four RBI. Hopkins had a home run to straightaway center field in the eighth inning on Friday afternoon and then had a solo shot in the fourth inning on Sunday, which was Carolina's first hit of the day. Olson now has 20 career home runs while Hopkins has 10 in his Carolina tenure. UP NEXT The Gamecocks wrap up their season-opening homestand on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 26), hosting Appalachian State at 4 p.m. South Carolina then will prepare for its annual three-game series vs. Clemson, which starts in the Upstate on Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m.
  24. LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 2:00 pm Utah Valley at South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball 2/21/2019 | GCF Staff Report Gamecocks To Host Utah Valley This Weekend for a Three-Game Series The Gamecocks and Wolverines begin the series on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) UTAH VALLEY GAME NOTES SEASON STATS (PDF) LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS TICKETS COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team hosts Utah Valley in a three-game series at Founders Park this weekend. The series begins on Friday afternoon (Feb. 22) at 4 p.m. and continues Saturday afternoon (Feb. 23) at 2 p.m. The three-game set wraps up Sunday afternoon (Feb. 24) at 1:30 p.m. All three games will be streamed on SEC Network Plus with Burch Antley and Kip Bouknight on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM with Derek Scott, Drew Meyer and Tommy Moody on the call. The Gamecocks scored eight unanswered runs to climb out a 6-0 hole and defeat Winthrop, 8-6, on Tuesday night (Feb. 19). Wednesday's contest against Presbyterian was cancelled due to inclement weather. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. Lots A and B are also reserved for men's and women's basketball parking on Feb. 19, 26, March 3 and March 9.(NOTE: THE CLA LOT WILL BE CLOSED FOR FRIDAY'S GAME DUE TO AN EVENT AT THE ARENA.) For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. BUSINESS LOTS DURING AFTERNOON GAMES Business lot parking passes will be honored in Lot 1 ONLY for the Feb. 15, 19, 20, 22 and 26 afternoon baseball games based on availability. The businesses at 405 (Lot 9) and 401 (Lot 10) Huger Street request that you begin parking at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. Other business lots open at 5 p.m. on weekdays. Parking is allowed in Lot 8 (the Cregger lot) on the Williams St. side for the afternoon early games. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekday 4 p.m. Games (Feb. 15, 19, 20, 22, 26) Game time: 4 p.m. Stadium opens: 2:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PDGL Open: 1 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 2 p.m. Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. Saturday Game Time: 4 p.m. Stadium Opens: 2:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 1 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 1 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 2 p.m. Sunday Game Time: 1:30 p.m. Stadium Opens: Noon Business Lots Open: 10:30 a.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 10:30 a.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 11:30 a.m. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Friday South Carolina Carmen Mlodzinski (So. RHP) 0-0, 6.23 ERA, 4.1 IP, 3 BB, 3 SO Utah Valley Jake Carr (Sr. RHP) 0-1, 6.75 ERA, 4.0 IP, 2 BB, 8 SO Saturday South Carolina Dylan Harley (Fr. LHP) 0-0, 16.88 ERA, 2.2 IP, 5 BB, 5 SO Utah Valley Paxton Schultz (Jr. RHP) 0-0, 3.86 ERA, 7.0 IP, 2 BB, 7 SO Sunday South Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 0-0, 1.50 ERA, 6.0 IP, 0 BB, 3 SO Utah Valley Walker Ramsey (Sr. RHP) 0-1, 5.68 ERA, 6.1 IP, 3 BB, 5 SO SCOUTING UTAH VALLEY Utah Valley opens its 2019 season this past weekend with three games at Fresno State. The Wolverines won the middle game of the series, 4-3, as Drew Sims had a pair of hits and Alexander Marco drove in two runs. Paxton Schultz, Saturday's starter, struck out seven in seven innings of work as Utah Valley scored a run in the ninth to break the 3-all tie. Michael Beltran leads UVU with a .333 batting average while Marco has three RBI. Trevor Howell has two of the Wolverines' three doubles on the season. On the mound, the three starters that Utah Valley will trot out this weekend combined for 20 strikeouts against Fresno State. The Wolverines were picked to finish ninth in the WAC Preseason Poll. THE SERIES This is the first meeting on the diamond between Carolina and Utah Valley. The only time the Gamecocks have played a school in the current Western Athletic Conference setup was in 2011, when Carolina faced Cal State Bakersfield in a three-game series. The Gamecocks won the first two games by scores of 5-1 and 5-2 but dropped the series finale, 8-3. CAROLINA COMES BACK TO BEAT WINTHROP Carolina was down to Winthrop, 6-0, after two-and-a-half innings of play but chipped away at the Eagle lead before going ahead in the sixth on its way to am 8-6 win on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Carolina scored single runs in the third and fourth, two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth before adding insurance with a run in the eighth frame. Luke Berryhill brought in the game-winning run with a two-run single in the sixth. He joined TJ Hopkins and Noah Campbell with two hits in the contest as Carolina moved to 3-1 on the year. BULLPEN SOLID IN FIRST FOUR GAMES The South Carolina bullpen has a 1.50 ERA and allowed just one of 13 inherited runners to score after four games this season. The Gamecock pen has 35 strikeouts compared to just six walks in 24 innings pitched and carries a .141 opponent's batting average. Sawyer Bridges has a 1.80 ERA, seven strikeouts and a save in five innings pitched, while Parker Coyne and Brett Kerry have combined for 11 strikeouts in six scoreless innings for Carolina. SEC LEADERS TJ Hopkins dots the top-10 lists in many categories as of Feb. 20. Hopkins is tied for second in total bases with 16, while is 1.000 slugging percentage is tied for sixth. He is also tied for fourth with seven runs scored and in a 12-way tied for second, along with Jacob Olson, with two home runs. Brady Allen is tied for sixth with five walks. On the mound, Hayden Lehman is tied for the SEC lead with three appearances, while Sawyer Bridges is tied for ninth with a .188 opponent's batting average. As a team, SC is 11th in batting average and ERA and 12th in fielding percentage. ALLEN GOES YARD IN FIRST GAMECOCK AT-BAT Freshman Brady Allen's first collegiate at-bat was a memorable one, as the Lakeland, Fla., native belted a three-run home run in the second inning, scoring Jacob Olson and Luke Berryhill. Allen was 2-for-4 with three RBI and a walk in the opener. SENIORS SLUG IN LIBERTY SERIES TJ Hopkins and Jacob Olson both hit a pair of home runs in the season opening weekend against Liberty (Feb. 15). The seniors both have a 1.000 slugging percentage after three games. Olson had both home runs in Saturday's 13-7 win. He also drove in four RBI. Hopkins had a home run to straightaway center field in the eighth inning on Friday afternoon and then had a solo shot in the fourth inning on Sunday, which was Carolina's first hit of the day. Olson now has 20 career home runs while Hopkins has 10 in his Carolina tenure. UP NEXT The Gamecocks wrap up their season-opening homestand on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 26), hosting Appalachian State at 4 p.m. South Carolina then will prepare for its annual three-game series vs. Clemson, which starts in the Upstate on Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m.
  25. LISTEN LIVE TO GAMECOCK BASEBALL Liberty Flames at South Carolina Gamecocks Story Links GAME NOTES (PDF) LIVE VIDEO (FRIDAY & SUNDAY) LIVE STATS TICKETS COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team begins its 127th season of play this weekend as the Gamecocks welcome Liberty to Founders Park. Opening Day is Friday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. The two teams will play on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. and conclude the series on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday's game will be streamed on SEC Network Plus with Burch Antley and Kip Bouknight on the call. All three games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM with Derek Scott, Drew Meyer and Tommy Moody on the call. The three-game series opens a nine-game homestand for the Gamecocks. South Carolina will play 18 of its first 21 games at Founders Park. PARKING INFORMATION > For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. Lots A and B are also reserved for men's and women's basketball parking on Feb. 17, 18 and 21. For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201. BUSINESS LOTS DURING AFTERNOON GAMES Business lot parking passes will be honored in Lot 1 ONLY for the Feb. 15, 19, 20, 22 and 26 afternoon baseball games based on availability. The businesses at 405 (Lot 9) and 401 (Lot 10) Huger Street request that you begin parking at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. Other business lots open at 5 p.m. on weekdays. Parking is allowed in Lot 8 (the Cregger lot) on the Williams St. side for the afternoon early games. GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game)) Weekday 4 p.m. Games (Feb. 15, 19, 20, 22, 26) Game time: 4 p.m. Stadium opens: 2:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PDGL Open: 1 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 2 p.m. Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m. Saturday Game Time: 4 p.m. Stadium Opens: 2:30 p.m. Business Lots Open: 1 p.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 1 p.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 2 p.m. Sunday Game Time: 1:30 p.m. Stadium Opens: Noon Business Lots Open: 10:30 a.m. Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 10:30 a.m. Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 11:30 a.m. WEEKEND ROTATION Head Coach Mark Kingston will go with sophomore righthander Carmen Mlodzinski, freshman lefthander Dylan Harley and junior righthander Reid Morgan for the opening weekend rotation. Mlodzinski will get the ball on Opening Day after making 19 appearances with seven starts for the Garnet and Black in 2018. He had three wins and a save while striking out 43 batters in 45.2 innings pitched. Mlodzinski earned the win in the Greenville Regional championship game against UNC Wilmington on June 4, striking out three and allowing four hits and three runs in five innings of work. He also struck out five in five innings in an SEC Tournament win over Missouri on May 22. Harley will get the nod on Saturday afternoon and will make his Gamecock debut in the process. The Summerville, S.C., native was 8-0 with a state-best 111 strikeouts for Cane Bay High School his senior season. He helped Cane Bay to a 22-6 record and a Region 8-4A championship in 2018 while being named to the USA TODAY High School Sports All-South Carolina first team. Morgan also will be making his Gamecock debut on Sunday afternoon. The Kingwood, Texas, native played at San Jacinto Community College for his sophomore year and was 2-1 with a 3.10 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 40.2 innings pitched. He helped San Jac to a 52-15 overall record and a semifinal berth in the JuCo World Series in 2018. Morgan attended Oklahoma State as a freshman, striking out four in six innings for the Cowboys. Morgan was 7-1 with a 1.27 ERA as a junior at Foster High School in Texas. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Friday South Carolina Carmen Mlodzinski (So. RHP) 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.0 IP, 0 BB, 0 SO Liberty Andrew McInvale (Jr. RHP) 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.0 IP, 0 BB, 0 SO Saturday South Carolina Dylan Harley (Fr. LHP) 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.0 IP, 0 BB, 0 SO Liberty Mason Meyer (So. LHP) 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.0 IP, 0 BB, 0 SO Sunday South Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.0 IP, 0 BB, 0 SO Liberty Noah Skirrow (So. RHP) 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.0 IP, 0 BB, 0 SO SCOUTING LIBERTY Liberty is coming off a 32-26 season in 2018 while going 17-10 in conference play. The Flames are playing their first season in the Atlantic Sun Conference and picked to finish third in the A-Sun Preseason Baseball poll behind Stetson and Jacksonville. Liberty returns Tyler Galazin, who hit .286 with nine doubles, four home runs and 39 RBI in 2018. The Flames also bring back Cam Locklear, who had 10 doubles and 33 RBI as a sophomore. On the mound, Liberty will start newcomers Andrew McInvale and Mason Meyer on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The Flames will go with Noah Skirrow on Sunday. He was 4-3 with a 4.57 ERA and 77 strikeouts and a .223 opponent's batting average in 67 innings pitched in 2018. THE SERIES Carolina owns an 11-3 overall series record against the Flames, dating back to the 1974 season. The Gamecocks are 9-2 against the Flames in Columbia and own a three-game winning streak against Liberty. The two teams played a midweek game on May 10, 2017 with Carolina coming out on top 10-7. Riley Hogan drove in four runs while Danny Blair had three RBI in the win. Alex Destino walked five times in the win, setting a Carolina single-game record. The two teams have played in the regionals three times, once in 2000 and twice in 2013, with Carolina winning all three matchups. CAROLINA-LIBERTY CONNECTIONS Freshman Brady Allen's brother, Dylan, played four seasons for the Flames from 2014-18. Dylan, who was an infielder for the Flames, hit .258 as a freshman with 17 runs scored and 15 RBI ... Freshman Wes Clark and junior Nick Neville are natives of Virginia. Clarke went to high school at Liberty Christian Academy, right next to Liberty University. Clarke was the USA TODAY Virginia High School Player of the Year in 2018 and a 40th round MLB Draft selection by Milwaukee. His sister, Madi, also played softball at Liberty. UP NEXT The Gamecocks will host a pair of midweek contests at Founders Park. Carolina faces Winthrop Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 19) and Presbyterian Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 20). Both games will start at 4 p.m. with Wednesday's game streamed on SEC Network Plus.
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