After winning all four games last week, the South Gamecocks have only four games left, including their final regular season home game tonight against the Citadel Bulldogs. The team is now 39-13 overall and 16-11 in the SEC following their weekend sweep of Missouri. They’re heading into this stretch with some good momentum, winning their games last week by a combined 28-5. Sunday’s game finished with their fifth walkoff win of the seasona as Joey Pankake hit a bullet with bases loaded to bring in the winning run.
The Gamecocks dropped their last game to the Bulldogs last month 10-8 down in Charleston, which was one of only two games this season in which South Carolina gave up 10 or more runs. The pitching has been much stronger since, as they have not given up even more than five runs in a single game since playing the Citadel. They have a chance to reach 40 wins on the season with a victory tonight, which would make 14 consecutive seasons reaching that mark. Reed Scott (1-0, 0.83) will take the mound tonight for the Gamecocks
The Bulldogs are 20-31 on the season and hoping to claim a season sweep against South Carolina. They will be starting Nate Brecklin who is 0-0 with 6.48 ERA, 16.2 IP, 13 BB, and 10 SO.
Tuesday’s first pitch is at 7:00pm, with no TV (streaming for a fee on GamecocksOnline.com), but as always on radio on 107.5 The Game. Here’s what the weather looks like:
The Gamecocks finish up the regular season At Vanderbilt with a three game series starting Thursday, with both teams 16-11 in the SEC at this point. The Gamecocks are looking to finish the season strong to improve their spot in the upcoming NCAA tournament.