Gamecocks Baseball on Track After Opening Weekend


The South Carolina baseball team opened up their season winning the series against the College of Charleston Cougars two games to one, showing Gamecocks baseball on track after opening weekend.  There are a lot of hopes for the season after departing the playoffs early last year with so many great players and memories of two college championships in the very recent past.  Being ranked in the top 10 to start the season added fuel to that fire of hope.

Probably many gamecock fans feared a let down coming after dropping the first game of the series on Friday in not so great fashion. But in all honesty they were playing without star Kyle Martin which certainly couldn’t have helped.  Also, this isn’t just any team they decided to open against, this is a great baseball team that almost made it to Omaha last year after losing in the super regionals.  A lot of team as well as much promise as the Gamecocks would take it a little easier in their opening series but they have never backed away from a challenge and feel like playing against teams like this only make them stronger throughout the season.

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The team bounce back with decisive victories of 7 to 1 and 8 to 3 on Saturday and showed a lot of that promise and hope and how they won those games.  For starters no pun intended, picther Wil Crowe  threw just over six innings and gave up only four hits and one run with 10 strikeouts in a dominating performance.  Kyle Martin also came back for missing that first game to leave the gamecocks in hitting coming out of the weekend batting .444 and 3 RBI in the two games Saturday.  Max Schrock said he will definitely have a bigger year this year and he definitely started off showing that with the .571 on-base percentage over the weekend.

It’s never good to lose, but don’t lose hope Gamecock fans this team lost to a very good College of Charleston team but then bounced back against that same team with two decisive victories.  South Carolina plays Tuesday against Furman and then a weekend series against Northeastern – all of which will be at home.