Gamecock Baseball Notebook
COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina baseball team picked up five wins on the week, taking midweeks from Winthrop and Queens and sweeping Penn in a three-game set.
2/21/23 – Winthrop (W, 19-3)
2/22/23 – Queens (W, 12-0)
2/24/23 – Penn (W, 7-4)
2/25/23 – Penn (W, 1-0)
2/26/23 – Penn (W, 6-5)
Noah Hall was outstanding in the 1-0 win on Saturday against Penn. Hall went eight innings, striking out 12 while allowing just three hits to go with no walks. Hall lowered his season ERA to 0.68 and opponents are hitting just .109 against him. He helped record Carolina’s second shutout of the year.
Ethan Petry went 7-for-17 with six runs scored, four home runs, nine RBI, a 1.118 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage this season. He accounted for the only run on Saturday in the 1-0 win. Petry had a pair of home runs in Tuesday’s win over Winthrop and drove in three in Friday’s 7-4 win over the Quakers. Petry is hitting .435 on the year.
Carolina was down 5-4 in the eighth inning on Sunday but Gavin Casas and Will McGillis hit back-to-back home runs to help the Gamecocks win 6-5. It’s the third time this season the Gamecocks have hit back-to-back home runs. Casas is tied for the team lead with five while McGillis has four round trippers.
Braylen Wimmer had another strong week for the Garnet and Black, going 7-for-17 with eight runs scored, a triple, two home runs, five RBI and five stolen bases to go along with a .600 on-base percentage. Wimmer was 3-for-4 in Sunday’s game against Penn with a solo home run. He added three RBI in the Tuesday win over Winthrop.
James Hicks picked up the win over Queens on Wednesday, his second of the season. Hicks allowed just two hits and no runs with five strikeouts and two walks in five innings of work.
Eli Jerzembeck made his first career start on Tuesday against Winthrop, striking out four in four innings of work. He allowed one run in his start as the Gamecocks defeated the Eagles 19-3.
2/28/23 – North Carolina A&T, 4 p.m. (SECN+)
3/3/23 – at Clemson, 6 p.m. (ACCNX)
3/4/23 – vs. Clemson (in Greenville, S.C.), 1 p.m. (SECN+)
3/5/23 – Clemson, 1:30 p.m. (SECN+)