USC Gamecocks Baseball

August 27, 2013

Baseball practice dates set; T.J. Costen transfers

The South Carolina baseball team’s hitters got back to work Tuesday with the start of position-player workouts in preparation for the 2014 season next spring.

After pitchers began throwing bullpen sessions at the end of last week, the South Carolina baseball team’s hitters got back to work Tuesday with the start of position-player workouts in preparation for the 2014 season next spring.

USC coach Chad Holbrook posted on Twitter that he was ready to get underway: “Excited about seeing guys swing the bat. Let’s see if we can hit a few over Tanner Way.”

The first official full team practice this fall will be held Sept. 13 at Carolina Stadium. Forty-eight players will be vying for the spots on the 35-man roster. Team practice for the fall ends Oct. 27.

Among the players not returning is outfielder T.J. Costen, who batted .250 with eight RBIs in 35 games as a sophomore last season. Costen transferred to USC Aiken, where former Gamecock pitcher Nolan Belcher, the team’s ace last season, will serve as an assistant coach in the coming season.

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