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No. 12 South Carolina vs. High Point Preview

The Gamecocks host the Panthers in a midweek makeup game

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The South Carolina offense showed back up in a big way in last night's 10-4 victory over Charleston Southern. The 8-3 Gamecocks will host High Point this evening in a makeup game for last week's rained out contest with Davidson.

Today's game will be only the third meeting between the Gamecocks and the High Point University Panthers.  The previous two meetings between the teams occurred in 1973 when the Gamecocks swept a two-game series, earning both victories in extra innings.

The Panthers are only 2-7 on the season. High Point's first win came in the second game of a series with UNCG on opening weekend and the second win came in game two of a series against South Florida last weekend. The Panthers enter today's game on a two-game losing streak after being shut out by South Florida on Sunday and by Appalachian State on Tuesday.

South Carolina High Point
Batting Average .283 .239
On-Base Percentage .379 .345
Slugging Percentage .383 .289
ERA 3.12 3.96
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio 3.03 1.75
Fielding Percentage .970 .956

The Gamecock starter will be Matthew Vogel, a sophomore right-handed pitcher. Vogel's only other appearance this season was his start against Furman. He has a 3.38 ERA with two strikeouts and one walk. The starter for the Panthers will be Peter Ripke, another sophomore right-hander. It will be Ripke's first appearance of the season and he had a 3.34 ERA as a freshman.

Start Time: 4pm

Location: Carolina Stadium

How to Watch: SEC Network Plus

How to Listen: 107.5 The Game and Gamecock Radio Network affiliates