Mark Kingston says LSU victory was South Carolina’s best of the season
Mark Kingston’s team might now lose him for good.
Chapman put his name in the NCAA transfer portal on Monday the school confirmed to The State. It was first reported by The Big Spur, which added he intends to leave.
As a freshman in 2018, Chapman started 14 games, going 3-3 with a 5.85 ERA in 60 innings. He struck out 55 batters.
He was an all-state player and 36th-round draft pick out of high school. He was the Class 5A Player of the Year, having struck out 98 batters with a 0.23 ERA in 51 innings as a senior.
His absence has been felt this season, as the Gamecocks have been short arms all year. Behind Reid Morgan, Kingston has usually thrown Cam Tringali and T.J. Shook,who started the year as relievers, after Carmen Mlodzinsk got hurt.
Much of the discussion in the offseason centered around who would fill the role he left open behind Mlodzinsk. It left USC without its top two starting arms, and it has been a challenge filling finding enough pitchers for a consistent state.