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South Carolina vs North Carolina: Preview and How to Watch

The Gamecocks and the Tar Heels play in Charlotte tonight

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The Gamecocks got things back on track last weekend, sweeping Tennessee to improve to 17-11 (4-5 SEC). They begin a long string of road games with a matchup in Charlotte against UNC tonight. Carolina is looking for their first victory away from Founders Park, as they are 0-5 in road and neutral site games this year.

The annual matchup with UNC in Charlotte seemed fun and exciting when it was announced, but so far it has been a disaster for the Gamecocks. South Carolina has lost to North Carolina by 15 runs each of the last two years in a couple of truly awful games. UNC is unranked and doesn’t look quite as formidable this year, but they’re 18-10 (8-4 ACC) after bouncing back from a slow start to the season and they’re coming off of a weekend sweep of Wake Forest.

USC vs UNC Stats

Stat South Carolina North Carolina
Stat South Carolina North Carolina
Batting Average 0.273 0.282
On-Base % 0.382 0.394
Slugging % 0.467 0.429
ERA 3.68 3.38
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio 2.20 2.45
Fielding % 0.979 0.978

The Gamecocks will go with their usual midweek starter, freshman RHP Logan Chapman (3.60 ERA, 28 SO, 14 BB). The Heels will start junior RHP Taylor Sugg (5.12 ERA, 19 SO, 13 BB).

Tuesday, 7 p.m. (BB&T Ballpark)

Watch: SEC Network

Listen: 107.5 The Game and The Gamecock Radio Network