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March 23, 2015

South Carolina-Coastal Carolina Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina (18-6) closes out a four-game road swing at Coastal Carolina (17-6) on Tuesday night. First pitch is 6 p.m. The game can be heard live on the Gamecock IMG Network including flagship station, 107.5 FM, “The Game.”

Due to limited parking on CCU’s campus, fans are encouraged to use the new parking lot on Highway 544, east of the TD Sports Complex. A shuttle will run every 15 minutes from the lot and stop at Springs Brooks Stadium. The shuttle will run throughout the day and for one hour after the conclusion of play. Parking in the Hwy 544 Lot and use of the shuttles is free.

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South Carolina at Coastal Carolina
Springs Brooks Stadium
March 24 – 6 p.m. (ET)

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Live Stats


South Carolina – Josh Reagan (So. LHP) 1-1, 3.15 ERA, 20.0 IP, 4 BB, 10 SO
Coastal Carolina – Shane Sawczak (Fr. LHP) 1-1, 5.59 ERA, 9.2 IP, 3 BB, 7 SO

Senior first baseman Kyle Martin was the Gamecocks’ top hitter at Missouri over the weekend going 6-for-13 (.462) with a pair of doubles. Martin tied a career-high with four hits including a double and a run scored in Sunday’s 7-5 win over Missouri. He also stole a career-high two stolen bases. Martin is batting .391 (34-for-87) with 21 runs scored and 23 RBI. He has a .452 on-base percentage and a .598 slugging mark. Martin owns a team-high 11-game hitting streak and has reached base 14 consecutive games. Martin ranks tied for seventh in the SEC in RBI as well as 10th in batting average and slugging percentage. He is also tied for 10th in hits. He is hitting .400 (10-for-25) in league games also. Martin ranks first in putouts (242) and second in chances (250) in the SEC.

Freshman right-hander Brandon Murray stepped up in a key relief outing in Sunday’s victory over Missouri. Murray allowed just one run on one hit with a pair of walks and two strikeouts to earn a win. He is now 2-0 on the year with a 1.42 ERA in 12.2 innings pitched. Opponents are hitting only .200 against Murray. At one point in Sunday’s game, Murray had retired 13 consecutive batters to help the Gamecocks in the rally.

Senior outfielder Elliott Caldwell leads the Gamecocks in hitting on the year with a .413 average (31-for-75) with 16 runs scored and 15 RBI. He also has a team-best .511 on-base percentage and a .573 slugging mark. He ranks third in the SEC in on-base percentage, fifth in hitting and 15th in slugging percentage. Caldwell hit .357 (5-for-14) in the Missouri series with a pair of RBI. He was 2-for-5 with a RBI on Saturday and on Sunday vs. the Tigers. Caldwell also made ESPN’s SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays on Saturday with the No. 8 play of the day with a diving catch in left field. Caldwell leads the Gamecocks with 10 multi-hit games this year. Caldwell is tied with the SEC lead in conference games with 20 total bases in the first six league games. He has also hit .480 in league contests, that is fourth-best in the conference.

Sophomore right-hander Wil Crowe had a quality start on Friday despite the loss to Missouri. Crowe pitched a complete game and allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts in eight innings in the 3-2 loss to the Tigers. Crowe is 3-2 with a 2.58 ERA in 38.1 innings. He is second in the SEC with 47 strikeouts to just 12 walks. Opponents are hitting .220 against him. The complete game on Friday was Crowe’s second career complete game.

Sophomore outfielder Gene Cone went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI including a RBI triple and a run scored in Sunday’s 7-5 win over Missouri. Cone is the only Gamecock player to have started all 24 games with 24 starts in center field. Cone is hitting .286 (24-for-84) with 21 runs scored and has a .423 on-base percentage for the season.

Junior left-hander Jack Wynkoop was solid in a no-decision in Saturday’s loss to Missouri. Wynkoop allowed two runs on seven hits in 7.1 innings with no walks and five strikeouts. Wynkoop is 4-1 with a 2.16 ERA in 41.2 innings with six walks to 33 strikeouts. Opponents are batting .216 against him. Wynkoop ranks tied for second in innings pitched, tied for sixth in victories and 13th in earned run average in the SEC.

Junior infielder DC Arendas hit .364 (4-for-11) in the Missouri series including 2-for-5 with a run scored in the 7-5 win on Sunday. Arendas has a .463 on-base percentage on the year with 15 walks and five hit by pitches to go along with 11 hits.

Junior left-hander Vince Fiori picked up a save in Sunday’s 7-5 win. Fiori allowed one run on two hits in two innings with two walks and two strikeouts. The save for Fiori was his second of the season. Fiori is 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA in a team-high 12 relief appearances. Opponents are hitting just .150 against Fiori. He has 18 strikeouts in 18 innings pitched.

Sophomore infielder Jordan Gore reached base four times in Sunday’s 7-5 win with three walks and a base hit and scored two runs in the victory. Gore’s three walks tied a season-high by a Gamecock player in a game. He is hitting .284 (23-for-81) for the year.

Junior Max Schrock was 2-for-6 with a double, a run scored and two RBI In Sunday’s 7-5 win over Missouri. Schrock has driven in eight runs in conference play, that is tied for third-highest in the SEC. Schrock is hitting .247 (20-for-81) for the year with 19 runs scored and 20 RBI. He has a .432 slugging percentage and a .376 on-base percentage with 18 walks to seven strikeouts.

Senior outfielder Connor Bright went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Saturday’s 4-3 loss to Missouri. Bright hit .333 (3-for-9) for the series vs. the Tigers.

Sophomore right-hander Taylor Widener is tied for second in the SEC with six saves on the year. Widener worked a season-high 2.1 innings in Saturday’s loss to Missouri. For the season, Widener is 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA in 13.0 innings with 21 strikeouts to eight walks.

Freshman Alex Destino was 2-for-5 with a RBI in Tuesday’s 7-5 loss to Winthrop. Destino is tied for 10th in the SEC with 21 RBI for the year.

For the season, South Carolina pitchers own a team ERA of 2.40. The Gamecocks have allowed 76 runs, 58 earned, on 180 hits in 217.2 innings with 78 walks to 207 strikeouts. Opponents are batting .225 against the Gamecocks. South Carolina’s ERA ranks third-best in the SEC with batters struck out sixth-highest and opposing batting average seventh-best as well. South Carolina’s 2.47 ERA in SEC games is also second-best in the conference.

South Carolina is hitting .266 (206-for-775) as a team with 141 runs scored, a .358 on-base percentage and a .382 slugging mark. The Gamecocks are fielding .969 for the year.

South Carolina is 18-2 on the year when allowing five runs or less. South Carolina is 16-1 on the year with a lead entering the seventh innings. The Gamecocks are 15-1 when allowing less than 10 hits, 8-2 when recording double-digit hits and 12-0 when out-hitting its opponent. South Carolina is 9-4 in games decided by three runs or less.