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South Carolina vs Charleston Southern: Weekend Preview and How to Watch

The Gamecocks host the Buccaneers in Founders Park


The Gamecocks continued their winning streak as they crushed Winthrop Wednesday night to improve to 4-1. The Gamecocks face the Charleston Southern Buccaneers in the second weekend series of the season, which begins Friday afternoon in Founders Park. Carolina leads the all-time series with CSU 74-12 and beat the Buccaneers last year in the teams’ most recent matchup.

CSU is 2-2 after losing their first series to Delaware and bouncing back with a win in extra innings over Savannah State on Tuesday. The Buccaneer offense is led by junior Jason Miller (.438/.550/.438). The team has a few extra base hits, including a couple of triples hit by freshmen, but has yet to hit a home run this season.

USC vs CSU Stats

Stat South Carolina Charleston Southern
Stat South Carolina Charleston Southern
Batting Average 0.298 0.257
On-Base % 0.442 0.371
Slugging % 0.526 0.329
ERA 2.20 3.23
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio 2.15 1.71
Fielding % 0.984 0.981

The Friday starter for the Gamecocks will be Adam Hill (15.75 ERA, 6 SO, 3 BB). The junior RHP will try to bounce back from a rough first start last week against VMI in the season opener. Sophomore RHP Nik Constantakos (3.60 ERA, 7 SO, 1 BB) will take the mound for CSU.

Sophomore RHP Cody Morris (3.18 ERA, 6 SO, 2 BB) will get the start on Saturday. The Buccaneer starter will also be a sophomore RHP, Ryan Stoudemire (7.71 ERA, 6 SO, 4 BB).

On Sunday Ridge Chapman (0.00 ERA, 6 SO, 4 BB) will start for Carolina. The junior RHP had a great Gamecock debut last Sunday against VMI. Junior RHP Tyler Weekley (1.50 ERA, 6 SO, 1 BB) will start for the Buccaneers.

Game 1: Friday, 4 p.m.

Game 2: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Game 3: Sunday, 1:30 p.m.

Watch: All three games will be available on SEC Network Plus

Listen: 107.5 The Game