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COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina baseball team went 2-2 on the week, defeating Presbyterian at home on Tuesday night and winning the final game of the Alabama series.

Record: 21-7
SEC: 5-4
Home: 17-1
Away: 3-5
Neutral: 1-1
Streak: W1

Last Week:
3/26/24 – Presbyterian (W, 19-14)
3/28/24 – at Alabama (L, 3-4)
3/29/24 – at Alabama (L, 6-13)
3/30/24 – at Alabama (W, 9-8)

Dalton Reeves and Ethan Petry combined for four home runs and 11 RBI in the 19-14 win over Presbyterian on Tuesday night. Reeves, facing his former team, had a pair of three-run home runs while Petry was 3-for-4 with five RBI and two runs scored.

Carolina scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning in a 9-8 win over Alabama on Saturday afternoon. Cole Messina’s two-run double gave Carolina a lead and Ethan Petry had a two-run double of his own. Gavin Casas ended the scoring with an RBI single. Messina drove in three runs in the win, going 3-for-4 at the plate.

Kennedy Jones had a good week at the plate with five hits, three of which went for extra bases, and five walks for a .769 slugging and .600 on-base percentage. Jones currently leads the Gamecocks with a .342 batting average this season and has 20 RBI.

Ty Good picked up the win on Saturday, pitching three scoreless innings of relief, striking out four and allowing just one hit and one walk. Good also picked up his 300th career strikeout between his time at the College of Charleston and South Carolina. Good is 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 21.1 innings pitched this year.

Carolina leads the SEC with 24 double plays this year. The Gamecocks turned four this weekend at Alabama.

Carolina has four games at Founders Park this week, hosting Georgia Southern on Wednesday night and facing Texas A&M on the weekend.

Next Week
4/3/24 – Georgia Southern, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)
4/5/24 – Texas A&M, 7 p.m. (SECN+)
4/6/24 – Texas A&M, 4 p.m. (SECN+)
4/7/24 – Texas A&M, 1:30 p.m. (SECN+)