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COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina baseball team enjoyed a perfect 4-0 week, defeating Presbyterian on Tuesday and sweeping Georgia in Athens.

Record: 20-1
SEC: 3-0
Home: 15-0
Away: 4-1
Neutral: 1-0
Streak: W11

Last Week:
3/14/23 – Presbyterian (W, 5-0)
3/18/23 – at Georgia (W, 5-4)
3/18/23 – at Georgia (W, 12-2 (7))
3/19/23 – at Georgia (W, 12-1 (7))

Carolina is the first team in Division I to get to 20 wins after the 4-0 week. Carolina’s 20-1 start is the best in program history since the 2000 team started 21-0.

Carolina swept a series in Athens for the first time since the 2010 season, winning a 5-4 nailbiter in the opener and taking a pair of run-rule games on Saturday and Sunday. Michael Braswell had the game-winning 2-RBI double in the top of the ninth in the opener.

Ethan Petry had a great week at the plate, going 9-for-16 with four runs scored, a double, three home runs and seven RBI. Petry now leads the team with a .458 batting average and 31 RBI.

Noah Hall pitched a complete game in the 12-2, 7-inning win over Georgia on Saturday. Hall allowed seven hits and two runs with five strikeouts and no walks to improve to 4-0 on the season. Hall has a 2.59 ERA and a .193 opponent’s batting average.

Eli Jones improved to 4-0 on the year after Tuesday’s 5-0 win over Presbyterian. Jones struck out six in four innings of relief and now has a 1.23 ERA and an 18:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio to go along with a pair of saves.

Jack Mahoney improved his record to 3-0 on the year, striking out six in a six-inning start on Sunday. Mahoney now has a 2.67 ERA and 32 strikeouts to just five walks.

Carolina is now up to 56 home runs on the year after Will McGillis and Gavin Casas each had two in Sunday’s win. Casas leads the team and is second in the SEC with 12 home runs, while McGillis, Cole Messina and Ethan Petry all have nine.

Next Week
3/21/23 – at Charlotte (Truist Field), 6:05 p.m. (ESPN+)
3/24/23 – Missouri, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)
3/25/23 – Missouri, 4 p.m. (SECN+)
3/26/23 – Missouri, 12 p.m. (SEC Network)