Softball Hosts Former Gamecock Ashley Chastain and the Charlotte 49ers
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina softball team plays its first mid-week game of the season when the Gamecocks host the Charlotte 49ers Wednesday, February 16 at 5 p.m. at the Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.
When: February 16 | 5 p.m.
Where: Columbia, S.C.
Venue: Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field (1,480)
Live Stats: SC Statbroadcast
Live Video: SEC Network +; Matt Goins, Nick Klos
Series History: South Carolina leads 44-5
Last Meeting: South Carolina 10, Charlotte 7 | March 1, 2020 | Columbia, S.C.
South Carolina Gamecocks
3-1, 0-0 SEC
Coach: Beverly Smith | 12th Season
AVG Leader: .304 | Aaliyah White
RBI Leader: 45 | Kassidy Krupit
Home Run Leader: 6 | Jordan Fabian and Kassidy Krupit
ERA Leader: 2.18 | Bailey Betenbaugh
Strikeout Leader: 53 | Leah Powell
Wins Leader: 10 | Leah Powell
5-1, 0-0 Conference USA
Coach: Ashley Chastain | 3rd Season
AVG Leader: .500 | Bailey Vannoy
RBI Leader: 8 | Bailey Vannoy
Home Run Leader: 2 | Bailey Vannoy and Cori Henderson
ERA Leader: 1.27 | Amelia Wiercioch
Strikeout Leader: 17 | Lindsey Walljasper
Wins Leader: 3 | Lindsey Walljasper
• The Gamecocks lead the all-time series against Charlotte 44-5.
• Carolina has won the last 15 meetings dating back to 2011.
• Since 2002, the Gamecocks are 14-2 at home against the 49ers.
• Charlotte is coached by former Gamecock Ashley Chastain. She played for Carolina from 2009-11.
• Former SC volunteer assistant coach Taylor Wike is also on Chastain’s staff as is former graduate manager Kali Jones who is now a volunteer assistant coach.
• South Carolina won its season opener over Virginia 3-2, marking the seventh consecutive season the Gamecocks have won their home opener.
• The Gamecocks opened the season at home for the third straight year. Last season the team opened the season with Carolina Classic, but was canceled due to weather.
• South Carolina has opened the season at home in 7 of 12 seasons under Bev Smith.
• The 2022 roster features 21 total players. A total of seven different states are represented.
For the latest on South Carolina Softball, visit GamecockSoftball.com or follow the team’s social media accounts on Twitter @GamecockSoftbll, Facebook /GamecockSoftball, and Instagram @GamecockSoftball.