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Baseball Hosts Presbyterian Tuesday Night
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Baseball Hosts Presbyterian Tuesday Night


  • South Carolina ends its four-game homestand on Tuesday night (March 26) as the Gamecocks welcome Presbyterian to Founders Park.
  • First pitch on Tuesday is set for 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday’s game will be streamed on SEC Network Plus with Dave Weinstein and Grayson Greiner on the call.
  • Tuesday’s game also will be on the Gamecock Sports Network presented by Learfield with Derek Scott and Stuart Lake on the call.

For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201.

GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public game day lots (PGDL: $10 per game). All gameday lots are cashless. Please have a debit card or credit card ready for payment upon entry into parking lots.

Game Time: 6:30 p.m.
Stadium Opens: 5:15 p.m.
Business Lots Open: 4:30/5 p.m.
Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 4:30 p.m.
Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 4:30 p.m.


  • Presbyterian comes in at 11-13 and won 2-of-3 games to Longwood this past weekend.
  • Brody Fahr had four hits in PC’s 6-2 win over the Lancers in the middle game of the series.
  • Fahr is hitting .395 with 18 RBI while Joel Dragoo leads the Blue Hose with a .423 average, seven home runs and 34 RBI.
  • Charlie McDaniel is 3-0 on the mound with a 1.78 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 35.1 innings pitched.
  • Elton Pollock is in his 20th season at Presbyterian. He guided the Blue Hose to an NCAA Regional in 2021.


  • Carolina holds a 49-21 series advantage on Presbyterian heading into Tuesday’s game.
  • Carolina won last year’s meeting with Presbyterian, 5-0, as Eli Jones struck out six in four innings of relief and Ethan Petry had three hits in the win.


  • Carolina has drawn 187 walks in 24 games this season, which leads the country in free passes. The Gamecocks lead second place Texas A&M by 11 walks.
  • Ethan Petry leads the team with 26 walks, which is tied for the lead in the SEC.
  • The Gamecocks walked 18 times in the 22-6 win over Longwood on March 10. It’s the most dating back to 2005 (first year of game-by-game stats available).
  • Carolina is averaging 7.79 walks per game.


  • The South Carolina pitching staff has a 2.96 ERA after 24 games, good for third in the  SEC and the NCAA.
  • The Gamecocks have struck out 234 batters in 203.2 innings, led by 29 punchouts from Tyler Pitzer.
  • The Gamecock opponents are hitting just .199, led by Dylan Eskew’s .184 opponent’s batting average. Garrett Gainey has a .087 opponent’s batting average in 14 innings.
  • Eli Jones has a 2.35 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 30.2 innings pitched.
  • Pitzer is 4-0 with a 0.48 ERA in 18.2 innings pitched.
  • The Gamecocks are third in the NCAA in hits allowed per nine innings (6.63) and are fifth in team WHIP (1.13).

PETRY: 30 FOR 3(3)

  • Sophomore Ethan Petry hit a pair of home runs in the 8-3 win over Vanderbilt which was his 32nd and 33rd career round trippers.
  • Petry is now tied for 15th place on Carolina’s all-time home runs list and is the 29th Gamecock to hit 30 or more home runs in a career.
  • The last player to achieve that feat was Braylen Wimmer (2020-23), who had 32 career home runs. Wes Clarke (2019-21) also had 32 home runs in his Gamecock career.
  • Petry currently is tied with Jim Curl (1978-81) and Trey Dyson (1999-02) for 15th place.
  • Petry also has reached base in all 24 games this season. Combine that with reaching in the last 10 games of 2023, Petry currently has a 34-game reached base streak.


  • Freshman Tyler Pitzer earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors on March 25.
  • Pitzer worked 8.1 innings in two games, striking out 11 and allowing three hits, no earned runs with two walks and 11 strikeouts.
  • Pitzer made his first start as a collegian against Vanderbilt on March 24 and he struck out nine and did not allow an earned run in the 10-2 win.
  • He retired the first 10 Commodores and earned 1-2-3 innings in the first, second, third and sixth frames.
  • Pitzer is 4-0 on the year with a 0.48 ERA and a team best 29 strikeouts.


  • South Carolina swept Vanderbilt in a three-game SEC series on March 23-24.
  • Carolina outscored Vandy 26-9 and hit seven home runs to Vanderbilt’s one.
  • The pitching held the Commodores to a 2.00 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched.
  • Ethan Petry was 4-for-8 with two home runs, six RBI and five walks in the three wins.
  • Garrett Gainey earned save in both ends of a doubleheader on Saturday, striking out four in 2.2 innings.
  • Tyler Pitzer struck out nine and allowed just three hits in 6.1 innings in Sunday’s win.
  • Eli Jones retired the first 18 hitters in a no decision in game one on Saturday.
  • Carolina neutralized the Vanderbilt running game, allowing only two stolen bases in three games, while stealing five bases, two from Dylan Brewer and Blake Jackson.

South Carolina Eddie Copper (Fr. RHP) 1-0, 2.70 ERA, 20.0 IP, 6 BB, 21 K
PC Tristan McGregor (Fr. RHP) 3-1, 2.08 ERA, 13.0 IP, 8 BB, 16 K


  • Carolina heads to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for a three-game series at No. 16 Alabama on Thursday, March 28-Sunday, March30.
  • Thursday’s game is on SEC Network with Richard Cross and Chris Burke on the call.
  • Carolina will be making its first trip to Tuscaloosa since 2019.