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Baseball Hosts Cornell For Three-Game Set This Weekend
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Baseball Hosts Cornell For Three-Game Set This Weekend

by Kent Reichert

The Gamecocks and Big Red start the series Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The University of South Carolina baseball team welcomes Cornell for a three-game series March 6-8 at Founders Park. The series opens Friday night at 4 p.m. (change from the original schedule) with a 4 p.m. start on Saturday afternoon. The series concludes Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m., a time change from the original schedule. All three games will be streamed on SEC Network Plus. All games also will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM. The Gamecocks defeated Furman, 3-1, in 12 innings on Tuesday night (March 3). Cam Tringali threw five innings of hitless relief to earn the win while Wes Clarke’s sixth home run of the year in the 12th was the difference.

For the fourth 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.
Business lot parking passes will be honored in Lot 1 ONLY for the March 6 afternoon baseball games based on availability. The businesses at 405 (Lot 9) and 401 (Lot 10) Huger Street request that you begin parking at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. Other business lots open at 5 p.m. on weekdays. Parking is allowed in Lot 8 (the Cregger lot) on the Williams St. side for the afternoon early games.
GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game))
Weekday 4 p.m. Games (March 6)
Game time: 4 p.m.
Stadium opens: 2:30 p.m.
Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m.
Lot 1, STDM, HDG PDGL Open: 1 p.m.
Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 2 p.m.

Weekdays (starting March 10)
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.

Game Time: 1 p.m.
Stadium Opens: 11:30 a.m.
Business Lots Open: 10 a.m.
Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 10 a.m.
Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 11 a.m.
South Carolina Carmen Mlodzinski (R-So., RHP) 1-1, 3.15 ERA, 20.0 IP, 3 BB, 17 SO
Cornell Colby Wyatt (Sr. RHP) 0-2, 6.75 ERA, 9.1 IP, 3 BB, 10 SO
South Carolina Thomas Farr (R-So., RHP) 2-0, 2.79 ERA, 9.2 IP, 3 BB, 8 SO
Cornell Spencer Edwards (Fr. LHP) 0-2, 3.38 ERA, 8.0 IP, 7 BB, 11 SO
South Carolina Brannon Jordan (Jr., RHP) 1-0, 1.69 ERA, 16.0 IP, 8 BB, 22 SO
Cornell John Natoli (Sr. RHP) 1-0, 0.82 ERA, 11.0 IP, 3 BB, 13 SO 
The Big Red have a 1-5 record heading into the weekend. Cornell was swept by Duke in the opening week, then dropped 2-of-3 games to Niagara in Colonial Heights, Va. Cornell defeated Niagara, 6-5, on March 1 as Nicholas Binnie drove in a pair and John Natoli allowed just one earned run in six innings of work. Natoli, who was an all-Ivy League relief pitcher in 2019, has a 0.82 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 11 innings pitched this season. At the plate, Wils Guy is hitting .364 with a pair of doubles and Ramon Garza leads the team with four RBI.

Carolina and Cornell have met on the diamond four times before Friday night. Carolina holds a 3-1 series advantage, sweeping a series in 1964 before falling to the Big Red in 1972 in a game played in Riverside, Calif.

Cam Tringali pitched five hitless innings, striking out seven in Carolina’s 3-1, 12-inning win over Furman on Tuesday night (March 3). Tringali, along with Graham Lawson and TJ Shook, did not allow a hit in eight innings out of the bullpen. Shook picked up his second save of the year with a strikeout in the 12th inning.

Redshirt sophomore Thomas Farr allowed just two hits and one earned run with three strikeouts and a walk in five innings of work in Carolina’s 8-5 win over Clemson on Saturday, Feb. 29 in Segra Park. Farr allowed the run in the first inning and then threw up four straight zeroes on the scoreboard in his 85-pitch performance. On the season, Farr is 2-0 with a 2.79 ERA and eight strikeouts in 9.2 innings.
The Gamecocks host in-state foe The Citadel Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m.