USC Gamecocks Baseball

Super Regional preview: A look at USC, UNC batting orders

Super Regional details

... Who: USC (42-18) vs. UNC (55-9), best of three series

... When: Friday, 1 p.m.; Saturday, Noon; Sunday, 1 p.m. (if necessary)

... Where: Boshamer Stadium, Chapel Hill, N.C.

... TV: ESPN 2 (Friday); ESPN (Saturday); ESPN (Sunday)

A look at the Gamecocks and Tar Heels batting orders

SOUTH CAROLINA

-- Graham Saiko, LF, .255, 2 HR, 28 RBIs ... Could be back to top of order

-- Chase Vergason, 3B, .260, 4 HR, 25 RBIs ... Veteran switched to hot corner

-- Joey Pankake, SS, .313, 10 HR, 39 RBIs ... Tough out in lineup

-- LB Dantzler, DH, .322, 15 HR, 51 RBIs ... Provides punch at cleanup

-- Grayson Greiner, C, .304, 4 HR, 35 RBIs ... Good at plate and strong behind it

-- Max Schrock, 2B, .282, 6 HR, 39 RBIs ... Impact player as freshman

-- Kyle Martin, 1B, .290, 2 HR, 10 RBIs ... Earned regional MVP honors

-- Connor Bright, RF, .296, 4 HR, 22 RBIs ... Plays hard all the time

-- Tanner English, CF, .272, 1 HR, 22 RBIs ... Speedster covers a lot of ground

NORTH CAROLINA

-- Chaz Frank, CF, .313, 1 HR, 35 RBIs ... Leadoff has 24 steals

-- Landon Lassiter, DH, .357, 1 HR, 27 RBIs ... Has .500 on-base percentage

-- Colin Moran, 3B, .348, 13 HR, 86 RBIs ... High pick in MLB draft

-- Skye Bolt, RF, .341, 6 HR, 49 RBIs ... Big-time as freshman

-- Cody Stubbs, 1B, .372, 8 HR, 76 RBIs ... Tennessee transfer has 24 doubles

-- Michael Russell, SS, .314, 2 HR, 36 RBIs ... Steady presence in infield

-- Brian Holberton, C, .308, 10 HR, 52 RBIs ... With injury to Matt Roberts, he’ll start

-- Mike Zolk, 2B, .273, 2 HR, 37 RBIs ... Kept season alive in regionals

-- Parks Jordan, LF, .271, 1 HR, 26 RBIs ... Does the little things

- Neil White

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