Saturday, March 8, 2014
Carolina Home Finale With Presbyterian
COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- South Carolina (37-14) hosts Presbyterian (24-28) on Tuesday night in the final regular season home game of the season at Carolina Stadium. First pitch is 7 p.m. with the game televised live on Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Carolinas and available on the Gamecock Radio Network from IMG College including flagship station, 107.5 FM, "The Game."
Radio: Gamecock Radio Network affiliates/Flagship WNKT FM 107.5 "The Game" in Columbia. Derek Scott and Tommy Moody will call the action.
Television: Fox Sports Carolinas/Fox Sports South. Andy Demetra and Trey Dyson have the call. Internet: Additional coverage on Twitter @GamecockBasebll
PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION
South Carolina - Forrest Koumas (Jr. RHP) 0-0, 7.80 ERA, 15.0 IP, 11 BB, 15 SO
Presbyterian - Tim Corbin (Sr. LHP) 2-3, 4.33 ERA, 27.0 IP, 8 BB, 6 SO
A LOOK BACK
South Carolina is now 37-14 and 16-10 in the SEC after defeating Wofford in midweek action and sweeping Georgia in a three-game SEC series. South Carolina is in second place in the SEC Eastern Division and fourth place overall in the conference standings.
South Carolina is 31-2 when leading after six innings and 33-0 when leading after eight innings. The Gamecocks own a 27-4 record when out-hitting its opponent and 23-4 when scoring first in the contest. Carolina has allowed five runs or less in 42 of 51 games played this season (82.3 percent). The Gamecocks are 33-9 when allowing five runs or less. South Carolina is 18-11 in games decided by three runs or less.
AT THE PLATE, IN THE FIELD & ON THE MOUND
South Carolina is hitting .285 as a team (483-for-1693), fourth best in the league. The Gamecocks lead the SEC with 43 home runs, rank third in slugging percentage (.426) and fourth in on-base percentage (.377).
On the mound, the Gamecocks 2.97 ERA is sixth best in the league. South Carolina has 403 strikeouts to 117 walks in 455. 0 innings pitched. Opponents are hitting .249 against the staff.
South Carolina is fielding .972 as a team.
THE PC SERIES
South Carolina is 43-19 in the all-time series history vs. Presbyterian College.
The last meeting between the two schools was last year on February 28, 2012. Joey Pankake hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie and four Gamecock pitchers combined to allow just one run on five hits as Carolina defeated Presbyterian 2-1.
Nolan Belcher earned his first win since May 11, 2010 with 2.1 scoreless innings of relief. He allowed just one hit and struck out three batters.
Wind: 8 MPH
Humidity: 35 %