South Carolina and the College of Charleston have had discussions about playing a baseball game next season at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, The State confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
Talks about playing a game at Spirit Communications Park are preliminary at this point, the source said. The Columbia Fireflies, the Mets Single-A team that plays at Spirit Communications Park, have not been brought into the discussions.
A meeting between the College of Charleston and USC would see former Gamecocks head coach Chad Holbrook return to Columbia.
Holbrook was hired as Charleston’s head coach in July after resigning as South Carolina’s head coach in June.
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He was replaced by Mark Kingston, who was introduced as USC’s new head coach on June 30.
South Carolina finished 35-25 in 2017, missing the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years.
The College of Charleston went 28-31 this past year and fired head coach Matt Heath.