Koumas To Miss Entire 2014 Season


By Sports Department

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- Forrest Koumas will have to wait a while to get a chance at a third start in the College World Series national championship series.

Tuesday Chad Holbrook confirmed the former Lugoff-Elgin standout will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the entire 2014 season. This will be the second straight offseason Koumas will have surgery on his throwing elbow.

Koumas helped the Gamecocks earn the 2011 national championship with a strong start against Florida in game one of the finals series. USC called on Koumas to start in the finals again in 2012 against Arizona.

Last season as a junior Koumas pitched in ten games but did not factor in a decision. His ERA was 8.35.

As a freshman he went 6-1 with a 2.96 ERA. He finished his sophomore season with a 2-3 record and a 4.82 ERA.

Holbrook says Koumas plans to return in 2015 for a redshirt senior season.

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