South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Alabama Crimson Tide: Game two lineups and live thread


June 9, 2013; Cary, NC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks bench players try to will a third out against the North Carolina Tarheels during the Chapel Hill Super Regional at Boshamer Stadium. The South Carolina Gamecocks won 8-0. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Game two between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Alabama Crimson Tide is set for 2pm and will be shown live on ESPN. Let’s chat about it here on G&C as Carolina looks to take the first two games of the series and set themselves up for the sweep tomorrow–or will Alabama come back today and avenge their loss from last night? (In case you missed it, the Gamecocks topped the Tide, 9-3, in game one–check out our recap here.)

Scroll down to the comment section and sound off on what you’re seeing, what you like, don’t like, etc. We’ll try to do this for a few more games throughout the season depending on how this one goes.

Starters for both teams in game two:

South Carolina: Marcus Mooney, SS; Gene Cone, RF; Joey Pankake, 3B; Kyle Martin, 1B; Grayson Greiner, C; Taylor Widener, DH; Elliott Caldwell, LF; DC Arendas, 2B; Tanner English, CF. Alabama: Mikey White, SS; Georgie Salem, CF; Ben Moore, RF; Wade Wass, C; Kyle Overstreet, 2B; Austen Smith, 1B; Casey Hughston, LF; Chance Vincent, 3B; Hunter Webb, DH

Pitching: SC–Jack Wynkoop (5-2, 2.07); Alabama–Justin Kamplain (3-2, 3.54)

Weather: Beautiful. 79 degrees at gametime, getting up to around 81 toward the end.

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  • Garnet & Cocky

    Days like this are perfect for baseball. High 70′s, low 80′s.

  • Garnet & Cocky

    “@willie_t_smith: Connor Bright in shorts and a t-shirt in the dugout. Arm is in a sling. #Gamecocks”

  • Garnet & Cocky

    Goodbye shutout. 6th of the year by Moore. 1-0 Tide.

  • Garnet & Cocky

    Let’s see how Gamecocks can respond here in the 1st

  • Garnet & Cocky

    And a inning-ending DP as Pankake slams his helmet to the ground in disgust. 1-0 #Tide through 1. #Gamecocks

    • Jessica Renee Fisher

      Don’t like displays of disappointment, it gives the opposing team an edge to take over that. Pankake pull it together and be a team leader! You guys can win this

  • Garnet & Cocky

    Three quick outs as Wynkoop needs just 5 pitches. 1-0 #CrimsonTide through 1.5. #gamecocks

  • Garnet & Cocky

    Two out single to right by Taylor. Caldwell will try to advance him

  • Garnet & Cocky

    Caldwell looks at strike 3 on a full count. 2-0 Crimson Tide over Gamecocks through 2.

  • Garnet & Cocky

    Bama 1B coach has Scooby-Doo graham crackers in his back pocket to reward hitters for good at-bats?

    • Jessica Renee Fisher

      An odd way to reward them but I guess if they play like dogs, rewarding them like dogs is the only way to get them to play well, lol

      • Garnet & Cocky

        Odd to me too. Never heard of that. My question is how long they’ve been in his pocket?

  • Garnet & Cocky

    Gamecocks end inning by turning DP. 1-0 through 2.5. No Scooby Snack for that Bama batter

  • Garnet & Cocky

    Close call on the bunt. English looked barely safe on replay

  • Garnet & Cocky

    We’re tied. Sac fly by Mooney brings in DC. 1-1

  • Garnet & Cocky

    Another big two-out rally coming up? 2nd and 3rd, 2 out for Caldwell in the bottom 4th. 1-1

    • Garnet & Cocky

      Not this time. Caldwell lines to Salem. 1-1 through 4. #Gamecocks

  • Garnet & Cocky

    That sun is wreaking havoc on the Gamecocks right now. 2 missed plays in foul territory for Martin. Full count, two outs, and a strikeout. Wynkoop gets out of it

  • Garnet & Cocky

    That one looked fair from here. Close call for English. Not been his afternoon

  • Garnet & Cocky

    Mooney bunt single, but CS with Cone at bat ends inning. Still 1-1 after 5.

  • Garnet & Cocky

    Wynkoop gets Moore, finally. 1-2-3 inning, 1-1 through 5.5.

  • Garnet & Cocky

    1-2-3 go the Gamecocks as a beautiful play at 3rd ends the inning. It’s a classic pitcher’s duel right now. 1st team to blink loses.

  • Garnet & Cocky

    Vincent lines to right with 1 out in the 7th. They’re full of Tide with 1 out as Wynkoop’s done. His line right now: 6.1 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 4 K, 0 BB.

  • Garnet & Cocky

    New pitcher for Bama–Burrows to come in w/ 1st and 2nd, 1 out. 2-1 Tide. Big chance for Gamecocks coming up here

  • Garnet & Cocky

    Wow. Greiner is gunned down at home to end the inning. Great throw by Hughston, great tab by Wass. 2-1 Tide through 7

  • Garnet & Cocky

    3 up, three down. 2-1 Tide through 8. Time running out…

  • Garnet & Cocky

    What a catch by Pankake at the Bama dugout railing. Big 2nd out.

    • Garnet & Cocky

      Looking ahead: Martin, Greiner, Widener for Gamecocks in the bottom half

  • Garnet & Cocky

    Here we go. Caldwell grabs it in left for out #3. 2-1 headed to the bottom 9th. Do Gamecocks have it in them?

  • Garnet & Cocky

    And Caldwell grounds out to 2nd and that’s the ball game. #Bama 2, #Gamecocks 1. Finale tomorrow at 1. #SEC #SECBaseball