Several South Carolina baseball players played in summer leagues after the Gamecocks’ 2017 season ended. Here is a list, compiled by USC, of how those players performed:
Carlos Cortes played for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the Cape Cod League. The rising sophomore hit .268 with five doubles, a triple and four home runs. Cortes was named to the Cape Cod All-Star team and helped the Red Sox reach the playoffs.
Jacob Olson played for the Chatham Anglers and hit .308 with 11 doubles, two home runs and 14 RBIs. Olson was also named a Cape Cod All-Star. The Georgia native had 10 multi-hit games and had a slugging percentage of .495. His season with the Anglers was cut short due to injury.
The only returning member of South Carolina’s weekend rotation, Adam Hill, joined Olson in playing for the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod League. Hill appeared in three games and struck out seven batters in 13 innings.
Colby Lee, who is expected to compete for a weekend rotation spot, played for the Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League. Lee made 14 appearances with 45 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings pitched.
Fellow pitcher Graham Lawson also played for the Wilmington Sharks and along with Lee helped Wilmington advance to the Petitt Cup League final. Lawson went 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in four appearances and had nine strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings pitched.
First baseman Riley Hogan played for the Lexington County Blowfish and had six home runs and 23 RBIs in 30 games.
Pitcher TJ Shook also played for the Blowfish and went 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 33 1/3 innings pitched.
Pitcher Rian Haire played in the Coastal Plain League for the Florence Redwolves and struck out 31 batters in 30 2/3 innings pitched while making eight starts.
Infielder Christian Flint played for the Florence Redwolves and had a double and two RBIs in nine games.
Infielder Chase DeMars played for the Morehead City Marlins in the Coastal Plain League and had a double, two RBIs and a stolen base in six games.
Jake Wright, who came to South Carolina to pitch, played for the Piedmont Pride of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League and hit .311 with 32 runs scored, two doubles, six home runs and 19 RBIs.