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#2 South Carolina vs USC Upstate Spartans: Preview and How to Watch

The Gamecocks host the Spartans at Founders Park Wednesday night


After two games that more than lived up to the hype leading up to the series, Sunday's rubber game between South Carolina and Florida was unfortunately cancelled due to bad weather. The Gamecocks enter tonight's game against USC Upstate with a 34-9 (15-5 SEC) record and are still a consensus top ten team.

South Carolina and USC Upstate already faced each other once this season, with the Gamecocks beating the Spartans 12-6 in Greenville. That win improved the all-time series record between the Gamecocks and Spartans to a perfect 10-0 for South Carolina. The Spartans are 18-23 (1-10 Atlantic Sun) and enter tonight's game on a three-game losing streak after getting swept at Stetson over the weekend.

South Carolina
USC Upstate
Batting Average .294 .279
On-Base % .383 .355
Slugging % .415 .389
ERA 3.16 4.62
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio 2.88 2.29
Fielding % .980 .968

Sophomore right-hander Brandon Murray will start for the Gamecocks tonight. Murray has a 6.50 ERA in his 17 appearances this year, and this will be the first start of his career at South Carolina. He has 11 strikeouts and 10 walks this season.

Cody Brittain is expected to get the start for the Spartans. The senior RHP has a 5.14 ERA with 29 strikeouts and 18 walks.

When: 7 p.m.

How to Watch: SEC Network

How to Listen: 107.5 The Game