Baseball Hosts Texas A&M in Thursday-Saturday Set
The Gamecocks and Aggies start the series Thursday night at 7 p.m.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The University of South Carolina baseball team returns to Founders Park, hosting a three-game SEC series against Texas A&M. The series will begin on Thursday night (April 18) at 7 p.m. and continue Friday night (April 19) at the same time. Saturday’s game will start at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday’s games will be streamed on SEC Network +. Saturday’s game will be televised on SEC Network with Mike Morgan and Ben McDonald on the call. All games will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM and the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. Carolina is coming off an impressive 5-2 win over No. 17 North Carolina Tuesday night (April 16). Dylan Harley struck out six in 3.1 innings of relief while Andrew Eyster and TJ Hopkins homered for the Gamecocks.
> For the third straight season, shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will begin running two hours prior to game time.
We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena, shuttle parking will be limited to 50 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes.
For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201.
GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game))
Game Time: 7 p.m.
Stadium Opens: 5:30 p.m.
Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m.
Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4 p.m.
Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m.
Game Time: 4 p.m.
Stadium Opens: 2:30 p.m.
Business Lots Open: 1 p.m.
Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 1 p.m.
Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 2 p.m.
PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION
South Carolina Reid Morgan (Jr. RHP) 3-2, 3.47 ERA, 57.0 IP, 9 BB, 41 SO
Texas A&M John Doxakis (Jr. LHP) 4-2, 1.76 ERA, 56.1 IP, 7 BB, 63 SO
South Carolina Cam Tringali (R-Fr. RHP) 2-0, 2.81 ERA, 41.2 IP, 7 BB, 41 SO
Texas A&M Asa Lacy (So. LHP) 6-1, 1.69 ERA, 53.1 IP, 21 BB, 83 SO
South Carolina TBA
Texas A&M TBA
SCOUTING TEXAS A&M
The Aggies fell to Houston on the road, 4-1, on Tuesday night (April 16). Texas A&M was held to two hits on the night, while Chris Weber struck out five in three innings of relief. All-American shortstop Braden Shewmake leads the Aggies with a .327 batting average and has eight doubles with 32 RBI on the year. Mikey Hoehner is hitting .308 with eight doubles this season. On the mound, the combo of lefties John Doxakis and Asa Lacy have allowed just 21 runs in 109.1 innings pitched.
Carolina leads the all-time series with Texas A&M, 9-5, after winning two of three games from the Aggies last season. Noah Campbell homered and drove in two while Madison Stokes and Carlos Cortes each had a two-run home run in the 10-1 win in the series and regular-season finale. The Gamecocks are 4-2 all-time against A&M in Columbia.
GAMECOCK EXCEL AGAINST ACC COMPETITION
Carolina ended its five-game regular season slate with the Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday, defeating North Carolina, 5-2, in Charlotte. The Gamecocks went 4-1 against ACC teams this year, hitting .302 in those games. Andrew Eyster had the best results against the conference, going 8-for-16 with two doubles and two home runs in those five games. The three ACC opponents – Clemson, N.C. State and North Carolina – have a combined record of 82-31.
PITCHING STIFLES TAR HEEL BATS
Five Gamecock pitchers combined to allow just four hits to go along with 13 strikeouts in a 5-2 win over North Carolina on April 16. Dylan Harley had six strikeouts in 3.1 innings of relief, earning the win, while John Gilreath had four punchouts in 2.1 innings. Brett Kerry came on to earn his fourth save of the season, striking out Michael Busch to end the game.
At the plate, Jacob Olson is second in the SEC with 12 home runs. Senior TJ Hopkins is tied for third in triples (3), ninth in total bases (85) and ninth in slugging percentage (.590). Olson is third in slugging percentage (.638) and fifth in total bases (88). Luke Berryhill is sixth in doubles (14). On the mound, Reid Morgan is tied for fourth with 57.0 innings pitched and Cam Tringali is tied for sixth with 17 appearances. As a team, SC is 14th in batting average, 13th in ERA and seventh in fielding percentage.
The Gamecocks will face Charleston Southern at SRP Park in North Augusta, S.C., home of the Augusta Greenjackets. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.