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Baseball Welcomes Georgia Southern to Founders Park Wednesday
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Baseball Welcomes Georgia Southern to Founders Park Wednesday


  • South Carolina starts a four-game homestand this Wednesday night (April 3) as the Gamecocks host Georgia Southern.
  • First pitch is set for 7 p.m. at Founders Park.
  • The game is one of three Early Bird Specials at Founders Park with gates opening at 5:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday also is Bark in the Park at Founders Park.
  • Wednesday’s game is on SEC Network with Eric Frede and Lance Cormier on the call.
  • Wednesday’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: 7 p.m.
Stadium Opens: 5:45 p.m.
Business Lots Open: 5/5:30 p.m.
Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 5 p.m.
Bus Shuttle for Patrons: 5 p.m.


  • Georgia Southern is 14-14 overall and 4-2 in the Sun Belt.
  • The Eagles fell to the College of Charleston, 13-3 on Tuesday night at Patriots Point.
  • Josh Tate leads GSU with a .348 batting average and 26 runs scored. JD Kaiser has four home runs and 18 RBI.
  • On the mound, Ty Fisher is 4-2 with a 2.68 ERA in 43.2 innings pitched.
  • The Eagles took 2-of-3 games at Arkansas State this past weekend.
  • Rodney Hennon is in his 25th season as the head coach at Georgia Southern. Hennon helped the Eagles to a regional host in 2022 and had 836 wins at GSU.


  • Carolina holds an 86-48 series advantage on Georgia Southern heading into Wednesday’s game.
  • Although the teams have played 134 times, this will be the first matchup between the two schools since the 2011 Columbia Regional.
  • Michael Roth allowed just two hits and one unearned run in seven-plus innings in a 2-1 win on June 3, 2011.
  • Carolina is 47-16 against GSU in games played in Columbia.


  • Carolina has drawn 216 walks in 28 games this season, which leads the country in free passes. The Gamecocks lead second place Texas A&M by 12 walks.
  • Ethan Petry leads the team with 29 walks, which is third 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 7.71 walks per game.
  • The Gamecocks also are second in the SEC and sixth nationally in on-base percentage (.440).

PETRY: 30 FOR 3(5)

  • Sophomore Ethan Petry hit a pair of home runs in the 19-14 win over Presbyterian which was his 34th and 35th career round trippers.
  • Petry is now in 14th 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 also has reached base in all 28 games this season. Combine that with reaching in the last 10 games of 2023, Petry currently has a 38-game reached base streak.


  • Fifth year senior Ty Good pitched three innings of relief March 30 at Alabama, striking out four and allowing just one hit in a 9-8 win.
  • Good picked up his fourth win of the season and now has a 4-0 record with a 1.69 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 21.1 innings pitched.
  • Good now has 29 career wins with 300 strikeouts between the College of Charleston and South Carolina.

South Carolina Eddie Copper (Fr. RHP) 1-0, 3.57 ERA, 22.2 IP, 10 BB, 26 K
Georgia Southern Ty Fisher (Gr. LHP) 4-2, 2.68 ERA, 43.2 IP, 11 BB, 39 K


  • Head Coach Mark Kingston earned his 200th win at South Carolina in the Presbyterian game on March 26. Kingston now has 201 wins at Carolina and 474 wins overall.
  • Ethan Petry recorded his 100th career RBI in the Presbyterian win. Petry now has 103 RBI in only 91 career games.
  • Cole Messina recorded his 100th career hit at Carolina March 26 vs. Presbyterian. Messina now has 105 hits, joining Talmadge LeCroy (101) and Ethan Petry (115) in the 100-hit club at Carolina.
  • Ty Good recorded his 300th career strikeout March 30 at Alabama. Good has 300 strikeouts between the College of Charleston and Carolina.
  • Kennedy Jones and Parker Noland both are in the 200-hit club in college. Jones has 205 hits between UNC Greensboro and Carolina while Noland has 211 hits between Vanderbilt and Carolina.