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Softball Heads to Auburn for First SEC Road Series
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Softball Heads to Auburn for First SEC Road Series

AUBURN, Ala. – The South Carolina softball team heads west for its first road SEC series, when the Gamecocks face the 19th ranked Auburn Tigers March 19-21. Sunday and Monday’s games will be nationally televised on the SEC Network.
Gameday Information
When: March 19 | 2 p.m. ET; March 20 | 6 p.m. ET; March 21 | 7 p.m. ET
Where: Auburn, Ala.
Venue: Jane B. Moore Field (2,316)
Live StatsGame 1 | Game 2 | Game 3
Live VideoSECN+ (Sat.) | SECN (Sun) | SECN (Mon)
Series History: Auburn leads 36-30
Last Meeting: South Carolina 3, Auburn 1 | May 11, 2021 | Tuscaloosa, Ala.
South Carolina Gamecocks
17-8, 1-2 SEC
Coach: Beverly Smith | 12th Season
AVG Leader: .408 | Riley Blampied
RBI Leader: 27 | Jordan Fabian
Home Run Leader: 10 | Katie Prebble
ERA Leader: 1.62 | Rachel Vaughan
Strikeout Leader: 30 | Bailey Betenbaugh and Kelsey Oh
Wins Leader: 5 | Kelsey Oh
#19 Auburn Tigers
24-1, 3-0 SEC
Coach: Mickey Dean | 5th Season
AVG Leader: .446 | Carlee McCondichie
RBI Leader: 23 | Nelia Peralta
Home Run Leader: 7 | Bri Ellis
ERA Leader: 1.16 | Maddie Penta
Strikeout Leader: 130 | Maddie Penta
Wins Leader: 15 | Maddie Penta
Leading off

  • The Gamecocks have won five of the last seven meetings, including taking two of three a season ago. 
  • Carolina is 14-17 all-time at Auburn.
  • Head coach Bev Smith is 9-15 all-time against the Tigers.
  • The 12 stolen bases by Jordan Fabian to start the season are the most since Samie Garcia (14) and Alaynie Page (13) in 2013. 
  • The 10 home runs by Katie Prebble to start the season are the most by any Gamecock in recorded history (since 1982).
  • Her 10 home runs already rank tied for 7th in a single season. 
  • Freshman Emma Sellers’ 26 hits through 25 games are the most by a freshman since Kennedy Clark had 29 hits in 2016.
  • The 41 stolen bases by Carolina are the most to start a season since stealing 54 in 2013. It’s the third time under Smith they’ve stolen at least 40 (2011, 13)
  • The 164 RBIs are the most through 25 games since 2019, and are third most under Smith through 24 games (2013, 178; 2019, 167).
  • 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 22 total players. A total of seven different states are represented.

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