Founders Park Ranked Among The Best In College Baseball
Sept. 20, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. – A survey of college baseball coaches and sports information directors across the nation listed Founders Park as the No. 3 best college baseball park overall in the country as released by D1Baseball on Tuesday, Sept. 20. South Carolina received 15 first place votes and ranks as the top college baseball stadium in the state of South Carolina.
SOME COMMENTS FROM VOTERS:
• “Better than most minor league parks. Amazing atmosphere and they love their team.”
• “Beautiful, well kept, usually packed.”
• “Probably the stadium with the biggest WOW factor that I have been to.”
• “More of a professional park, but very nice.”
• “This is a stadium I would take my kids to see a game at.”
The survey was sent to every full-time coach and sports information director with 163 casting votes (110 coaches and 62 SIDs). D1Baseball listed the Top 35 schools in the survey.
TOP 10 IN THE SURVEY
1. Alex Box Stadium (LSU)
2. Baum Stadium (Arkansas)
3. Founders Park (South Carolina)
4. Blue Bell Park (Texas A&M)
5. Swayze Field (Ole Miss)
6. Doug Kingsmore Stadium (Clemson)
7. Dick Howser Stadium (Florida State)
8. Dudy Noble Field (Mississippi State)
9. Springs Brooks Stadium (Coastal Carolina)
10. Boshamer Stadium (North Carolina)
South Carolina won the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship in 2010 and 2011 at the College World Series. South Carolina has made 11 College World Series appearances including six times in the last 15 years. In those 11 appearances, the Gamecocks are 32-20 for a .615 winning percentage, that is sixth-best among winning percentage leaders in CWS history. South Carolina is one of three schools in the nation to have reached at least 12 NCAA Super Regionals since 2000 and has the most NCAA Super Regional appearances of the 14 SEC schools since 2000. In addition, the Gamecocks own the second-highest win total in Division I baseball since 2000 (791-332 record) and more conference wins than any SEC team since 2000 (308-198 record). Recently, South Carolina is one of only four schools in the nation to host a NCAA Regional in six of the last seven years.