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Baseball pregame: USC vs. Presbyterian

WHO: No. 15 USC (4-2) vs. Presbyterian (1-6)

WHEN: Today, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Carolina Stadium

SERIES: USC leads 40-19

LAST MEETING: USC won 6-5 in 2009.

PITCHING MATCHUPS: Today, USC LHP Nolan Belcher, So., 0-0, 0.00 vs. PC RHP Jessee Harmon, Sr., 0-0, 1.29

NOTES: OF Jackie Bradley got his first at-bat of the season since surgery on his broken hand three weeks ago and singled in the eighth inning of Sunday's loss to East Carolina. ... In his return from academic issues, 1B Nick Ebert went 1-for-9, a double, with four walks and four strikeouts against the Pirates. ... OF Whit Merrifield extended his hitting streak to 20 games dating back to last season, five shy of the school record set by Greg Keatley in 1976. ... DH Jeffery Jones and 3B Christian Walker combined to drive in 17 runs in the opening series against Duquesne but combined to drive in just one run this past weekend. ... The Gamecocks have made just three errors in their first six games. ... The team ERA is 3.08 with 61 strikeouts in 52 2/3 innings. Freshman P Tyler Webb has a perfect ERA over 8 2/3 innings.

- Neil White

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