When the South Carolina Gamecocks hit the Music City for a three-game set against the Vanderbilt Commodores, they’d better hope their bats and pitching are both well in tune.
They’ll need it against the Vanderbilt Commodores, a team they’re tied with in the SEC Eastern standings (16-11) in the final series of the year before teams head over to Hoover, Alabama for the tournament. With three teams (South Carolina, Vandy and Mississippi State) all with the same conference record, this weekend will be the difference between the Gamecocks playing on Tuesday and getting a bye to Wednesday’s second round.
It all starts today as Jordan Montgomery (7-4, 3.21) takes the hill against Tyler Beede (7-6, 3.43). And by Saturday, we should have a clear picture of the seedings for next week’s festivities in Hoover.
What: South Carolina Gamecocks @ Vanderbilt Commodores
When: Thursday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Hawkins Field, Nashville, TN
TV/Live Stream: ESPNU/WatchESPN (check with your TV/Internet provider for availability)
Weather: Decent evening for baseball. Definitely jacket weather, though.