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South Carolina vs Presbyterian Preview

The Gamecocks host the Blue Hose Tuesday night


The season reached its lowest point yet over the weekend as the Gamecocks were crushed by Florida and dropped to 23-14 (6-9).  Unsurprisingly, South Carolina is no longer in the top 25 of any college baseball poll. The Gamecocks are 57th in the official NCAA RPI.

South Carolina is 45-18 against Presbyterian all-time and has not lost to the Blue Hose since 1948. The two teams have met every season since 2008, but prior to that had played only twice since the 1940s.

The Blue Hose enter tonight's game on a four-game winning streak and with a 21-15 (4-8) record. Presbyterian split their two games against Wofford this season, lost a midweek contest to Georgia in February and beat Clemson a couple of weeks ago. The Blue Hose swept UNC Asheville last weekend, but prior to that had lost their last four weekend series.

South Carolina Presbyterian
Batting Average .264 .291
On-Base % .358 .357
Slugging % .379 .370
ERA 3.75 4.26
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio 2.18 1.79
Fielding % .970 .965

Freshman RHP Tyler Johnson will start for the Gamecocks. Johnson has an ERA of 1.80 with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk this year.

Presbyterian will start sophomore lefty Brian Kehner. His ERA is 3.91 and he has 26 strikeouts and 17 walks this season.

Start Time: 7 pm

Location: Carolina Stadium

How to Watch: SEC Network Plus

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