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Braves Bloodied And Beaten

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if the Atlanta Braves are 0-6 for the first time in nearly 30 years, manager Fredi Gonzalez decided he didn’t want his players moping around in a silent clubhouse. Instead, he told them to crank up the music. So a playlist consisting of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin”…

Fireflies Postponed Monday, Set For Doubleheader

The Columbia Fireflies will play two Tuesday in Rome, Georgia after Monday’s series opener was postponed because of rain. Tuesday’s two games are scheduled for 7 innings.  Game one starts at 5 p.m.  Game two will start 30 minutes after the first game ends. Columbia is 1-3 on the season and will play its franchise home opener at Spirit Communications…

USC-UNC Baseball Postponed Until Wednesday

CHARLOTTE (USC SID) — With thunderstorms in the forecast for the Charlotte area throughout the day, Tuesday night’s game between North Carolina and South Carolina at BB&T Ballpark has been postponed to Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. All tickets issued will be valid for Wednesday’s game, which will pit two of the nation’s top 15 teams against one another in the…

USC Holds Off Vols 7-6 In Series Opener

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — Sophomore right-hander Clarke Schmidt allowed just two runs in six innings of work to earn his seventh win of the season and LT Tolbert homered and tied a career-high with three runs driven in as sixth ranked South Carolina held on to a 7-6 win over Tennessee on Friday night at Founders Park.  The Gamecocks…

Four Gamecocks Start Season In The Majors

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — Twenty-two former South Carolina players are on Major League or Minor League rosters as the 2016 professional baseball season started this week.  Included among the list is current big leaguers: outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. with the Boston Red Sox, right-handed pitcher Sam Dyson with the Texas Rangers, first baseman Steve Pearce with the Tampa Bay…

Gamecocks Welcome Volunteers To Town

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — South Carolina (25-5, 7-2 SEC) returns to SEC action on Friday night as the Gamecocks begin a three-game series with Tennessee (18-11, 3-6 SEC). First pitch for the opener in 7 p.m. Game two on Saturday is 4 p.m. with the series finale on Sunday slated for 1:30 p.m. All three games will be broadcast…

Tigers Head To Duke For Weekend Series

DURHAM, N.C. (CAC) — The Tigers travel to Durham, N.C., to take on Duke in a three-game series at Jack Coombs Field this weekend.   SERIES SETUP • Who – Clemson (22-7, 7-5 ACC) vs. Duke (15-14, 4-8 ACC) • Rankings – CU – No. 21 BA, No. 17 CB, No. 16 USA; DUK – NR • When – Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (1…

WATCH: RiverDogs Come Back, Spoil Fireflies Opener

The Columbia Fireflies got off to a great start in its franchise opener Thursday night in Charleston.  The finish just needs a little work. The new South Atlantic League single A affiliate of the New York Mets took a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the 9th, but Charleston stormed back for four runs and walked off with a 5-4…