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Baseball Travels to Charleston for Tuesday Matchup vs. The Citadel
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Baseball Travels to Charleston for Tuesday Matchup vs. The Citadel


  • South Carolina finishes off its road trip with a trek to Joe Riley Park in Charleston, S.C., for a 7 p.m. first pitch at The Citadel.
  • Tuesday’s game will be streamed on ESPN+.
  • Tuesday’s game also will be on the Gamecock Sports Network presented by Learfield with Cade Crenshaw and Stuart Lake on the call.


  • The Bulldogs head into Tuesday’s game with a 16-18 overall record and an 0-9 mark in the Southern Conference.
  • The Citadel won the middle game of its three-game series with USC Upstate, 12-2, as Garrett Dill had five RBI with a home run in the win over the Spartans.
  • Javier Crespo leads the Bulldogs with a .383 batting average and has 21 RBI. Travis Lott has a team-best 24 RBI and Anthony Hausner has nine doubles and five home runs.
  • Sawyer Reeves, brother of Gamecock catcher Dalton Reeves, is hitting .319 with 21 RBI. Citadel pitcher Matthew Polk also is the brother of Gamecock pitcher Michael Polk.
  • Tony Skole is in his seventh season at The Citadel. Skole is a 1991 graduate of The Citadel and was on the 2019 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team coaching staff with Mark Kingston.
  • Former Gamecock great Blake Cooper is The Citadel’s pitching coach. Cooper was a second team All-American in helping the Gamecocks to a 2010 national championship.


  • Carolina leads the all-time series with The Citadel 142-50-1, including 54-28 in Charleston.
  • The Gamecocks defeated The Citadel, 7-1, on March 5 as Talmadge LeCroy was a home run away from the cycle and Gamecock pitching struck out 13 Bulldogs in the win.


  • The Gamecocks earned a series win at Florida for the first time since the 2011 season with wins on Friday (10-3) and Saturday (9-8).
  • Cole Messina had three hits while Parker Noland, Talmadge LeCroy and Will Tippett all homered in Friday’s win.
  • Ethan Petry had two home runs and six RBI in the series.
  • Tyler Pitzer picked up his first save in his career by pitching a perfect ninth on Saturday.
  • Carolina snapped Florida’s 15-series home winning dating back to April of the 2022 season.


  • Fifth-year senior Dalton Reeves homered on Saturday and Sunday in the Florida series.
  • In the three-game series, Reeves was 4-for-8 with a double, two home runs, five RBI, three runs scored and two walks.
  • His two-run home run on Saturday in the seventh inning gave Carolina an 8-3 lead.
  • On the season, Reeves is hitting .360 with four home runs and 12 RBI.


  • Junior Eli Jones pitched six innings on Friday in a 10-3 win over Florida.
  • He struck out six and allowed five hits and one run with a pair of walks, earning his third win of the year.
  • Jones had 1-2-3 innings in the first, second and fourth frames.
  • On the season, Jones is 3-1 with a 3.57 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 45.1 innings pitched.


  • 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 256 walks in 36 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 32 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 7.11 walks per game.

PETRY: 30 FOR 3(8)

  • Sophomore Ethan Petry hit a home run in the 11-9 loss to Florida on April 14, his 38th career home run as a Gamecock.
  • Petry is now in a tie for 12th 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 Eric Stanton (1996-98) for the 12th spot. He needs three more to pull into a tie for ninth with James Darnell (2006-08), Tripp Kelly (1998-2001) and Charlie Aldrich (1985-87).


  • Head Coach Mark Kingston earned his 200th win at South Carolina in the Presbyterian game on March 26. Kingston now has 205 wins at Carolina and 478 wins overall.
  • Ethan Petry recorded his 100th career RBI in the Presbyterian win. Petry now has 112 RBI in only 99 career games.
  • Cole Messina recorded his 100th career hit at Carolina March 26 vs. Presbyterian. Messina now has 114 hits, joining Talmadge LeCroy (110) and Ethan Petry (124) in the 100-hit club at Carolina.
  • Ty Good recorded his 300th career strikeout March 30 at Alabama. Good has 313 strikeouts between the College of Charleston and Carolina.
  • Kennedy Jones and Parker Noland both are in the 200-hit club in college. Jones has 211 hits between UNC Greensboro and Carolina while Noland has 222 hits between Vanderbilt and Carolina.

South Carolina Tyler Pitzer (Fr. RHP) 4-1, 3.12 ERA, 26.0 IP, 12 BB, 38 SO
The Citadel Conner Cummiskey (Sr. RHP) 2-3, 7.64 ERA, 17.2 IP, 18 BB, 18 SO


  • Carolina starts a seven-game homestand this weekend as the Gamecocks welcome No. 2 Arkansas to Founders Park.