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COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina baseball team went 3-1 on the week, defeating East Tennessee State on Wednesday night at home and taking 2-of-3 games at Missouri.

Record: 32-15
SEC: 13-11
Home: 22-7
Away: 8-7
Neutral: 2-1
Streak: W1

Last Week:
5/1/24 – East Tennessee State (W, 15-2 (7))
5/3/24 – at Missouri (W, 10-2)
5/4/24 – at Missouri (L, 3-8)
5/5/24 – at Missouri (W, 9-4)

Cole Messina had a red-hot week, going 9-for-14 with seven runs scored, two doubles, a triple, three home runs, two stolen bases and 10 RBI in four games. Messina also walked three times for a .722 on-base percentage. He had five RBI in Friday night’s 10-2 win and was 2-for-3 with three RBI in the East Tennessee State win.

Ty Good was solid yet again in relief for Carolina, striking out seven and allowing just one hit in four scoreless frames in Friday’s 10-2 win. Good lowered his season ERA to 2.68 and in SEC play, is 3-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 29.1 innings pitched.

Ethan Petry belted his 40th and 41st career home runs in the Missouri series. The final one tied the game at four in the seventh inning on Sunday, a game in which the Gamecocks won 9-4. Petry is tied for ninth on Carolina’s all-time home run list.

Garrett Gainey had a pair of solid performances on the mound in the Missouri series. He had a combined 10 strikeouts in six innings, allowing only two hits with no walks.

Blake Jackson had another good weekend at the plate, going 5-for-12 with three runs scored, a double, a home run and a pair of stolen bases. Jackson had three hits in Carolina’s Sunday win over the Tigers.

Carolina is currently tied with Georgia for third place in the SEC East with two weekends remaining. The two teams play each other at Founders Park starting Thursday night.

Next Week
5/7/24 – at Winthrop, 6 p.m. (ESPN+)
5/9/24 – Georgia, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
5/10/24 – Georgia, 5:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
5/11/24 – Georgia, 2 p.m. (SECN+)