Were you bummed when rain washed out yesterday’s game against Winthrop? Well, South Carolina gets another crack at an in-state opponent when Presbyterian comes to Columbia this afternoon.
The Gamecocks got 2020 off to a good start, sweeping Holy Cross in their season-opening series this past weekend. (It was, incredibly, the program’s first season-opening sweep since 2016.) The Blue Hose didn’t fare as well, suffering a sweep at the hands of Eastern Kentucky and not mounting much of a challenge throughout the weekend.
PC will send right-hander Grayson Stoneking to the mound against the Gamecocks, who sports a 0-0 record and 27.00 ERA with three strikeouts. (Yes, you read that correctly.) South Carolina is expected to counter with fellow right-hander and redshirt sophomore Thomas Farr, who hasn’t pitched yet this season.
The Gamecocks lead PC 9-2 in the all-time series, although the Blue Hose bested South Carolina in the teams’ most recent meeting in 2018. Today is pitcher Carmen Mlodzinski’s birthday, though, so winning is the only option.
Wednesday, 4 p.m. (Founders Park)
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