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Forrest Koumas will miss 2014 season

South Carolina's Forrest Koumas watches Super Regional batting practice in June in Chapel Hill. Koumas was inactive for this series and will now have Tommy John surgery on his injured arm.
South Carolina's Forrest Koumas watches Super Regional batting practice in June in Chapel Hill. Koumas was inactive for this series and will now have Tommy John surgery on his injured arm. gmelendez@thestate.com

Senior right-handed pitcher Forrest Koumas will have Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm and miss the 2014 season.

Koumas (0-0, 8.35 ERA) pitched 10 games this past season. He was inactive for the Super Regional against North Carolina after having a pin removed from the elbow of his right arm.

He battled a sore right elbow during the 2012 season and had surgery on it during last year's offseason.

A date for the upcoming Tommy John surgery is not yet known. Koumas will have one year of eligibility after he recovers.

Koumas, from Lugoff-Elgin High, was 6-1 in 12 starts with a 2.96 ERA during his freshman campaign in 2011.

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