South Carolina Baseball: Important schedule and TV update
South Carolina baseball is having to rework their schedule for their weekend series against Bethune-Cookman. With a virtual guarantee of rain on Sunday, the series’ third game has been moved. On Saturday, the Gamecocks will play the wildcats in a doubleheader.
The first game of the doubleheader will begin at 1:00 on Founder’s Park, and at-home viewers can catch the game on the SECNetwork+ and the ESPN App. Game two will begin around 4:30, but the official first pitch will come 45 minutes after the final out of the first contest. This final game of the series will also be available on the SECNetwork+ and the ESPN App.
For any Gamecock fans who had tickets for the second or third game of the series, the athletic department issued this statement about how tickets and attendance will be handled today. Within the statement on gamecocksonline.com, South Carolina announced there is an opportunity for fans to attend both games.
The 1:00 game will be, for ticket purposes, game 3, and the 4:30 game will be, again for ticket purposes, game 2. Fans who had tickets for Sunday’s original series finale will have their tickets honored for the 1:00 first leg of the doubleheader. After the game, those fans can stay for the second contest, but they are asked to move to the concourse/berm/SRO standing areas.
Ticket holders for Saturday’s original game 2 will be able to come into the early game and watch from the standing areas, but they will not have access to their seats until after the completion of the 1:00 matchup. When the 1:00 game ends, ticket holders for the later game will be able to move down from the standing areas to their seats.
The two games of Saturday’s doubleheader will both be full nine-inning games barring the 10-run rule coming into play.
Speaking of the 10-run rule…
Last night, South Carolina defeated Bethune-Cookman by a score of 20-3. The game was called after the 7th due to the SEC’s newly-implemented 10-run rule. Out-of-conference games are not held to this rule unless the out-of-conference team agrees to play under the rule prior to the game. The Gamecocks hit six more long balls, including Gavin Casas’ team-leading ninth home run and new starting center fielder Dylan Brewer’s second in the last week. Starting pitcher Will Sanders picked up his second victory of the year.