South Carolina Baseball gets second commitment of the day

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Earlier on Monday, South Carolina baseball coach Mark Kingston and his staff picked up a commitment from left-handed pitcher Cameron Appenzeller from Springfield, Illinois. The class of 2025 pitcher would not be the final commitment of the day for the Gamecocks, however. In fact, he would not be the final commitment from the class of 2025 on the day.

It came out just a little while later that an in-state prospect also had pledged his collegiate baseball career to the South Carolina baseball program.

In an announcement on Twitter (, highly-touted power hitter Peter Mershon of Eastside High School let the world know where he would be playing his college ball.

As a player, Mershon is a big right-handed bat who can catch, play third base or first base, and has dabbled in the outfield. At 6’2″ and almost 200 pounds, the class of 2025 prospect has easy power that stems from his strong lower half.

Mershon recently played in the Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association World Championships and was one of the top offensive performers of all players at the event. His team was the only U-17 squad to finish in the top-8 at the event, as well.

The big Greenville County native also possesses a strong throwing arm in the field, something useful for a player who catches and plays third base. Mershon is a better and quicker athlete than most high school players his size, and he is capable of stealing a base when needed.

Up to this point in the recruitment process, Mershon is the 11th player to commit to the South Carolina baseball program in the class of 2025. He is the second catcher and the only player listed to play third base in the class. He is also the fifth South Carolina native and the third to come from Clemson Tiger territory in the Upstate of South Carolina.