Who: South Carolina (12-2) vs. Charleston Southern (8-5)
When: 7 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Founders Park
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Radio: 107.5 The Game in the Columbia area (1320 AM if USC men’s basketball is playing at the same time)
Series history: USC leads 70-12 in the all-time series; Gamecocks won 10-4 last year in Columbia
▪ USC: Clarke Schmidt (So. RHP) 3-0, 0.43 ERA, 21.0 IP, 5 BB, 23 SO
▪ CSU: Evan Raynor (Sr. RHP) 3-0, 0.43 ERA, 21.0 IP, 7 BB, 19 SO
▪ USC: Braden Webb (Fr. RHP) 2-1, 2.51 ERA, 14.1 IP, 11 BB, 17 SO
▪ CSU: Daniel Johnson (So. LHP) 2-1, 4.34 ERA, 18.2 IP, 6 BB, 14 SO
▪ USC: Adam Hill (Fr. RHP) 3-0, 0.64 ERA, 14.0 IP, 2 BB, 24 SO
▪ CSU: Jon Piriz (Sr. RHP) 0-1, 1.93 ERA, 14.0 IP, 2 BB, 12 SO
Charleston Southern notes: Buccaneers have won five straight games. They swept UMass last week and won a pair of midweek contests this week vs. N.C. Central and USC Upstate. ... Team was 0-2 in midweek series earlier in season at Georgia. ... Sophomore outfielder Chris Singleton has been the most productive player for the Bucs. He is batting .389 (18-for-47) with a homer, triple, four doubles and a team-high 15 RBIs. ... On the mound, senior right-hander Evan Raynor has a 3-0 record and a 0.43 ERA. He has 19 strikeouts in 21 innings, with opponents batting .116 against him. ... Charleston Southern head coach Stuart Lake served as assistant at South Carolina from 1999-2002. CSU assistant Chris Brown played at South Carolina from 2005-06.
South Carolina notes: The Gamecocks have won two straight since the series loss to Clemson. USC defeated Wofford 7-1 on Tuesday and Furman 5-4 on Wednesday. ... Friday night starter Clarke Schmidt was named SEC Pitcher of the Week after eight scoreless innings and a career-high nine strikeouts in a win over Clemson. ... Freshman right-hander Adam Hill (3-0) moves into the Sunday rotation. Hill threw 41 pitches Tuesday in the win over Wofford. ... Junior outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams has reached base safely in all 14 games. ... Junior left-hander Josh Reagan has not allowed a run in six relief appearances this season. ... South Carolina is ranked No. 16 in the USA Today coaches poll, No. 17 by D1Baseball, and No. 21 by Collegiate Baseball. ... This is the Gamecocks’ final non-conference series, as USC opens SEC play next weekend at home vs. Arkansas.