USC Gamecocks Baseball

It’s not adding up: How some numbers are working against the Gamecocks

Chad Holbrook
Chad Holbrook mwalsh@thestate.com

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South Carolina’s record in SEC games decided by one or two runs, including 1-7 in the past eight such games.

22

Unearned runs allowed so far this season, including five in a critical loss against Mississippi State.

138

Walks issued by South Carolina’s pitchers this year, including eight in a loss to Florida on Saturday.

321-6

South Carolina’s record when leading after eight innings from 2009-2016 (98.2%).

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South Carolina’s record when leading after eight innings this season (88.5%).

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South Carolina’s record when leading after seven innings from 2009-2016 (93.4%).

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South Carolina’s record when leading after seven innings this season (80%).

.217/.158:

Batting averages in SEC play for Alex Destino and Matt Williams, two juniors who were expected to be key contributors.

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Home runs by Carlos Cortes in SEC play. No other USC player has more than two.

4

SEC series without All-American closer Tyler Johnson. USC blew saves in the ninth inning of games in two of the series.

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