Saturday, April 19, 2014
USC Baseball Back In Action Against Wofford
COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- South Carolina (33-14) is back in action at Carolina Stadium on Wednesday night hosting Wofford (20-30). First pitch is 7 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Carolinas and Fox Sports South and can be heard 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 - Curt Britt (Fr. RHP) 2-0, 4.96 ERA, 16.1 IP, 3 BB, 8 SO
Wofford - Matthew Milburn (Fr. RHP) 3-2, 4.29 ERA, 35.2 IP, 18 BB, 30 SO
A LOOK BACK
South Carolina is now 33-14 and 13-10 in the SEC after a pair of losses vs. top ranked Vanderbilt this past weekend. South Carolina is in second place in the SEC Eastern Division and fourth place overall in the conference standings. Both games were tight in Columbia with the Gamecocks and Commodores as Carolina fell 3-2 in the series opener followed by a 5-2 defeat on a Saturday.
South Carolina is 28-2 this season when leading after six innings and 23-4 on the year when out-hitting the opponent. Carolina has allowed five runs or less in 38 of 46 games played this season (82.6 percent). The Gamecocks are 29-9 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 .282 (442-for-1566) as a team with 276 runs scored. The .282 average is fourth best in the league with Carolina leading the SEC with 41 home runs. South Carolina ranks third in slugging percentage (.423) and fourth in on-base percentage (.374) as well.
The Gamecock pitching staff owns a 3.07 ERA with 372 strikeouts to 112 walks in 419.0 innings pitched. The ERA ranks sixth best in the SEC. Opponents are hitting only .252 against the staff. South Carolina is fielding .972 as a team, eighth best in the SEC.
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