Notebook: Gamecocks Ranked in 2022 Season Previews
Will Sanders was named to PG's Preseason All-SEC team highlights picks for the 2022 campaign.
GAMECOCKS PICKED AS A REGIONAL TEAM BY D1BASEBALL: The Gamecocks were one of nine teams in the Southeastern Conference picked to advance to an NCAA Regional by D1Basebal.com in its 2022 SEC preview. The website also ranked seven Gamecocks in its Top 100 SEC prospects for the 2022 MLB Draft, headlined by Julian Bosnic (No. 35) and Braylen Wimmer (No. 38). Will Sanders was the No. 5 SEC top prospect for the 2023 Draft and Michael Braswell was the No. 18 Top Freshman in the league. [Full D1Baseball SEC Preview]
SANDERS EARNS PERFECT GAME PRESEASON HONOR: Sophomore Will Sanders was named to Perfect Game’s Preseason All-SEC team as a starting pitcher, the website announced in its SEC preview. Sanders also was the No. 8 SEC prospect for the 2023 Draft, while Braswell was the No. 16 prospect for that draft. Bosnic and Wimmer were the No. 40 and 44 prospect for the 2023 draft, respectively. [Perfect Game SEC Preview]
SANDERS, BRASWELL MAKE BA’s PROSPECT LIST: Will Sanders and Michael Braswell were each on Baseball America’s Top Prospects list. Sanders was the No. 9 SEC Top Prospect in the 2023 Draft while Braswell ranked the No. 8 Top Freshman in the league.[Baseball America SEC Preview]
WIMMER, MADDEN RANKED IN THEIR POSITION: Braylen Wimmer and Kevin Madden both were on the list of Top 50 College Players in their position. Wimmer was picked as the 16th-best second baseman while Madden was the 49th-best third baseman in the country according to the website. D1Baseball.com will continue its rankings with the outfielders and pitchers to come.
TICKETS STILL ON SALE: Single-game tickets, flex passes and season tickets are now on sale. The home schedule is highlighted by the Friday night game against Clemson and three-game series against Texas, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Ole Miss, Alabama and Kentucky. [Baseball Ticket Page]