Capsule: Gamecocks vs. Tigers

04/17/2014 9:05 PM

04/17/2014 9:07 PM

WHO: USC (28-9, 8-7 SEC) vs. Auburn (21-17, 6-9)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

WHERE: Plainsman Park, Auburn, Ala.


TELEVISION: Saturday, CBS Sports Network

SERIES: USC leads 41-19

LAST MEETING: The Gamecocks won all four meetings in the 2012 season

RANKINGS: USC is No. 11 in the Baseball America Top 25

PITCHING MATCHUPS: Friday, USC LHP Jordan Montgomery, Jr., 5-2, 3.48 vs. Auburn RHP Dillon Ortman, Sr., 6-2, 2.02; Saturday, USC LHP Jack Wynkoop, So., 5-2, 2.33 vs. Auburn RHP Keegan Thompson, Fr., 5-2, 1.72; Sunday, USC RHP Wil Crowe, Fr., 6-2, 2.13 vs. Auburn RHP Trey Wingenter, So., 1-1, 1.93

NOTES: The Gamecocks are 4-5 on the road, while the Tigers are 15-8 at home. … USC is hitting .282 with 208 runs, 59 doubles, 24 home runs and 27 stolen bases, and Auburn is hitting .287 with 172 runs, 42 doubles, 11 home runs and 65 stolen bases. … The Gamecocks have a 2.08 ERA and 307 strikeouts, and the Tigers have a 2.94 ERA and 237 strikeouts. … Both teams have won two of their five SEC series this season.

Neil White


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