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Baseball Faces Florida in Gainesville This Weekend
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Baseball Faces Florida in Gainesville This Weekend


  • South Carolina visits Condron Family Ballpark in Gainesville, Fla., for a three-game series at No. 24 Florida April 12-14.
  • Friday’s game starts at 6:30 p.m., with Saturday and Sunday’s games at 4 and 12 p.m., respectively.
  • Friday and Saturday’s games will be streamed on SEC Network Plus.
  • Sunday’s game will be on SEC Network with Derek Jones and Lance Cormier on the call.
  • All three games also will be on the Gamecock Sports Network presented by Learfield with Derek Scott and Stuart Lake on the call.


  • The Gators head into the weekend with a 17-15 overall record and an identical 6-6 conference mark to the Gamecocks.
  • Florida fell 19-4 at Florida State on Tuesday night. Jac Caglianone hit his 17th home run of the season in the loss.
  • The Gators have SEC series wins over Texas A&M, LSU and Mississippi State this season.
  • Caglianone is leading Florida with a .397 batting average to go along with the 17 home runs and 35 RBI.
  • Ty Evans is hitting .339 with 24 RBI and Colby Shelton has 15 home runs and 32 RBI.
  • Caglianone is 3-0 on the mound with a 3.67 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 34.1 innings pitched.
  • Kevin O’Sullivan is in his 17th season at UF and has led the Gators to eight College World Series and a national title in 2017.


  • Carolina holds a 54-53 series advantage on Florida heading into this weekend’s series.
  • The Gamecocks and Gators played five times last season with Carolina sweeping the regular-season series in Columbia and Florida taking both games of the Gainesville Super Regional.
  • The two teams have played each other nine times in the past two seasons.
  • In the three-game sweep last April, Ethan Petry was 5-for-11 with two home runs and eight RBI, while Matthew Becker struck out six in five innings to earn a win.


  • Carolina picked up a 2-1 win over No. 13 North Carolina on April 9 in Charlotte.
  • The Gamecocks scored runs in the third and eighth frames and held UNC to six hits on the night.
  • Dylan Brewer, who was 3-for-4 on the night, had a big RBI double in the eighth inning that scored Talmadge LeCroy and put Carolina up for good.
  • Roman Kimball and Connor McCreery struck out five Tar Heels apiece in relief. McCreery earned the win, going the last 2.1 innings, allowing just one hit.


  • Carolina has drawn 235 walks in 33 games this season, which leads the country in free passes. The Gamecocks lead second place Texas A&M by three walks.
  • Ethan Petry leads the team with 31 walks, which is tied for fourth 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 7.12 walks per game.

PETRY: 30 FOR 3(6)

  • Sophomore Ethan Petry hit a home run in the 6-5 win over Texas A&M which was his 36th career round tripper.
  • Petry is now in a tie for 13th 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 is tied with Derick Urquhart (1995-98) for 13th place. He is two back of Eric Stanton (1996-98) for the 12th spot.


  • Fifth year senior Ty Good pitched a season high 5.2 innings of relief April 6 vs. Texas A&M, striking out six and allowing just two hits and an unearned run.
  • Good is now 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA and has 35 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched.
  • Good now has 29 career wins with 309 strikeouts between the College of Charleston and South Carolina.


  • Junior Matthew Becker struck out a season high eight batters in a four-inning start in a 6-5 win over Texas A&M on April 7.
  • Becker did not allow a walk while giving up five hits and a run as the Gamecocks picked up the one-run win.
  • This season, Becker is 4-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 26.2 innings pitched.
  • Becker now has made 49 appearances in his Carolina career with 10 wins and 176 strikeouts.


  • Head Coach Mark Kingston earned his 200th win at South Carolina in the Presbyterian game on March 26. Kingston now has 203 wins at Carolina and 476 wins overall.
  • Ethan Petry recorded his 100th career RBI in the Presbyterian win. Petry now has 106 RBI in only 95 career games.
  • Cole Messina recorded his 100th career hit at Carolina March 26 vs. Presbyterian. Messina now has 108 hits, joining Talmadge LeCroy (104) and Ethan Petry (118) in the 100-hit club at Carolina.
  • Ty Good recorded his 300th career strikeout March 30 at Alabama. Good has 309 strikeouts between the College of Charleston and Carolina.
  • Kennedy Jones and Parker Noland both are in the 200-hit club in college. Jones has 209 hits between UNC Greensboro and Carolina while Noland has 218 hits between Vanderbilt and Carolina.

South Carolina Eli Jones (Jr. RHP) 2-1, 3.89 ERA, 39.1 IP, 10 BB, 32 K
Florida Brandon Neely (Jr. RHP) 1-0, 5.18 ERA, 24.1 IP, 13 BB, 34 K

South Carolina Ty Good (5th RHP) 4-0, 1.93 ERA, 28.0 IP, 11 BB, 35 K
Florida TBA

South Carolina Matthew Becker (Jr. LHP) 4-1, 3.38 ERA, 26.2 IP, 6 BB, 37 K
Florida Jac Caglianone (Jr. LHP) 3-0, 3.67 ERA, 34.1 IP, 25 BB, 44 K


  • Carolina head to Joe Riley Park to face The Citadel on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.
  • The game will be streamed on ESPN+.