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Baseball Opens Road Trip with Wednesday Visit to The Citadel
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Baseball Opens Road Trip with Wednesday Visit to The Citadel

by Kent Reichert

The Gamecocks and Bulldogs will meet at Joe Riley Park at 6 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The University of South Carolina baseball team travels to Joe Riley Park in Charleston, S.C., to face The Citadel Wednesday night (March 10) in a midweek matchup. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday’s game will be streamed on ESPN+. Every Gamecock baseball game will be broadcast on the Gamecock Radio Network.  Carolina improved to 10-0 on the season with a three-game sweep of Mercer, holding the Bears to just one run in 27 innings of work. Brannon Jordan struck out 11 batters in five innings while Julian Bosnic had nine strikeouts in 5.2 innings.

South Carolina Josiah Sightler (Jr. LHP) 1-0, 3.60 ERA, 1 BB, 8 SO
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The Bulldogs are coming off losing 2-of-3 games to North Carolina A&T this past weekend. In the 7-6 win over the Aggies on Saturday, Tyler Corbitt and Wesley Lane had three hits apiece while Cameron Reeves picked up the win, pitching seven innings and allowing two earned runs with seven strikeouts. On the season, Jeffery Brown is leading the Bulldogs with a .395 batting average while Corbitt has three home runs and eight RBI.
Carolina holds a 136-49-1 series advantage over The Citadel heading into Wednesday’s game. The Gamecocks defeated The Citadel, 10-1, on March 10, 2020, in the final game of the season. Noah Myers had four hits in the win while Julian Bosnic picked up the win on the mound, striking out three in 2.1 innings of relief.
The South Carolina pitching staff struck out 44 batters and allowed just one run in 27 innings pitched in a three-game sweep of Mercer on March 5-7. Thomas Farr earned the win on Friday, allowing six hits and a run with five strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched. On Saturday, Brannon Jordan recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts in the 4-0 win while Julian Bosnic struck out nine in 5.1 innings in a 1-0 win on Sunday. Jack Mahoney and Brett Kerry pitched twice during the weekend and Andrew Peters struck out five in 2.2 innings of relief on Friday.

Carolina has earned a spot in all six of college baseball’s national polls after the third weekend of play. The Gamecocks are fifth in the Collegiate Baseball poll, seventh in the NCBWA poll and eighth in the USA Today Coaches’ poll. Carolina comes in 10th in the Baseball America poll and 12th in both the D1Baseball and Perfect Game polls.

The Gamecocks head to Austin, Texas, for a three-game series with No. 19 Texas this weekend. Friday and Saturday’s games start at 6:30 p.m. CT (7:30 p.m. ET) with Sunday’s contest starting at 11 a.m. CT (12 p.m. ET). All three games will be televised on the Longhorn Network.