Baseball Hosts The Citadel to Continue Homestand
The Gamecocks and Bulldogs will meet Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Founders Park
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The University of South Carolina baseball team hosts The Citadel Tuesday night (March 10) at 7 p.m. at Founders Park. The Gamecocks are in the middle of a seven-game homestand and will have its first midweek night contest on Tuesday. Tuesday’s game will be streamed on SEC Network Plus. All games also will be broadcast on The Game 107.5 FM with Tommy Moody and Drew Meyer on the call. The Gamecocks are coming off a sweep of Cornell this past weekend, outscoring the Big Red, 26-6, while striking out Cornell 41 times in the three games.
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.
GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 per game))
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: 1:30 p.m.
Stadium Opens: 12 p.m.
Business Lots Open: 10 a.m.
Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 10 a.m.
Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 11 a.m.
PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION
South Carolina Parker Coyne (Jr., RHP) 0-0, 3.86 ERA, 7.0 IP, 7 BB, 10 SO
The Citadel Zach Taglieri (Sr. RHP) 2-0, 2.92 ERA, 12.1 IP, 6 BB, 7 SO
SCOUTING THE CITADEL
The Bulldogs dropped 2-of-3 games against Hartford this past weekend. The Citadel took the Saturday game, 7-0, as Cameron Reeves struck out seven in seven innings of work and Jeffery Brown was 4-for-5 with three RBI. Tilo Skole, son of The Citadel head coach Tony Skole, leads the team with a .375 average while Ches Goodman has a team-best 13 RBI. The Bulldogs will start Zach Taglieri on Tuesday. He is 2-0 with a 2.92 ERA in four appearances and two starts this season.
SERIES VS. THE CITADEL
Carolina holds a 135-49-1 series advantage over The Citadel heading into Tuesday’s game. The Gamecocks won both meetings in 2019. winning 9-0 in Columbia on March 5 and 10-9 in Charleston on March 12. In the 9-0 home win, George Callil homered and drove in a pair while Jacob Olson had two hits and two RBI.
PITCHING STAFF LIGHTS OUT IN CORNELL SERIES
The Gamecock pitching staff struck out 41 batters and held Cornell to six runs and a .154 batting average in a sweep of the Big Red March 6-8. Brannon Jordan had 10 punchouts in five innings in the 6-1 win on March 8, while Thomas Farr had six strikeouts in six innings in a March 7 win as he improved to 3-0 on the season.
CLARKE CONTINUES TO MASH
Sophomore Wes Clarke had three home runs in four games this past week (March 3-8), including a two-run opposite field shot in the top of the 12th inning that gave the Gamecocks a 3-1 win over Furman on March 3. Clarke leads the SEC with eight home runs and is tied for third in the league with 22 RBI, just two behind the SEC leader in Tyler Keenan of Ole Miss.
The Gamecocks open SEC play this weekend, hosting Tennessee at Founders Park. The conference opener is Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m. with Saturday’s game starting at 4 p.m. The series concludes Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.