Baseball Hosts North Carolina A&T Wednesday Night - University of South Carolina Athletics

2022-06-07 08:07:29 By : Ms. Bella Wen

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team hosts North Carolina A&T Wednesday night (May 4) at Founders Park. First pitch is at 7 p.m. Wednesday's game will be televised on SEC Network with John Schiffren and Xavier Scruggs on the call. All games also will be broadcast on the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. The Gamecocks are coming off a three-game sweep of Alabama this past weekend, earning its first sweep in SEC play since last May vs. Kentucky and the first sweep of the Crimson Tide since 2016.   PARKING INFORMATION Shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road). Shuttle begins two (2) hours prior to first pitch and continues until 1 hour after the game. 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/$5 per game). All gameday lots are cashless. Please have a debit card or credit card ready for payment upon entry into parking lots. Weekdays Game Time: 7 p.m. Stadium Opens: 6:00p.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. SCOUTING NORTH CAROLINA A&T The Aggies took the middle game of a three-game series against Pittsburgh, 9-5, as Bret Mersman drove in five runs and Cameran Brantley homered in the win over the Panthers. The last two wins for North Carolina A&T were against ACC opponents North Carolina and Pittsburgh. Anthony Hennings leads the Aggies with a .348 batting average while Cort Maynard has a team-best eight home runs. On the mound, Peyton Winebarger has 59 strikeouts in 55.2 innings pitched. SERIES VS. NORTH CAROLINA A&T Carolina and North Carolina A&T have split the two meetings on the diamond. The Gamecocks won, 12-2, on March 7, 2018, as Madison Stokes drove in three runs. North Carolina A&T won, 2-0, on March 26, 2019. PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION Wednesday South Carolina Eli Jones (Fr. RHP) 0-0, 4.70 ERA, 7.2 IP, 1 BB, 5 SO NC A&T Jackson Hull (Fr. RHP) 0-1, 8.53 ERA, 6.1 IP, 12 BB, 4 SO   HALL NAMED SEC CO-PITCHER OF THE WE Noah Hall was named the SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced on May 2. Hall had another outstanding performance this season as the junior allowed just three hits and struck out eight in seven scoreless innings in a 2-1 win over Alabama on Friday night. Hall had a strikeout in five of his seven innings pitched and had a great play in the fifth, shoveling a comebacker to catcher Colin Burgess to get Caden Rose at the plate, keeping the Crimson Tide scoreless on the day. Hall has a 3.09 ERA and a .231 opponent's batting average in SEC play. GAMECOCKS SWEEP TIDE Carolina swept Alabama in a three-game SEC series April 28-30, defeating the Tide in a pair of one-run games (6-5 and 2-1) on Thursday and Friday and winning 11-5 on Saturday. It was the first SEC sweep for the Gamecocks since May 14-16, 2021, at Kentucky and the first SEC sweep at Founders Park since March 26-28, 2021, vs. Florida. The Gamecocks swept Alabama for the first time since May 19-21, 2016. Carolina had the only sweep in the league on the weekend and improved to 18-9 at Founders Park this season. UP NEXT Carolina heads to Bryan-College Station, Texas, to face No. 13 Texas A&M this weekend. The first game will be Friday night (May 6) at 6:30 p.m. Central (7:30 p.m. Eastern).

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