Saturday’s roundup takes us to the PAC 12/Big 10 Challenge in Surprise, AZ where Michigan State pulled off a comeback win late against #1 Oregon State. Down 7-6 entering the top of the 9th, the Spartans pushed across two runs to take the 8-7 lead and held on for the win. Michigan State has been very impressive thus far in 2014, taking the first two games against the PAC 12 this weekend to improve to 4-1 overall and a chance to go 3-0 in the challenge if they can beat Washington on Sunday. Next weekend they will have another opportunity to pick up some quality wins as they face Mississippi State twice in the Diamond Classic in Starkville. Continue reading
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are predicted to win the 2014 Southeastern Conference baseball championship by a slim one-vote margin, as voted by the league’s 14 baseball coaches in the 23rd annual preseason SEC poll.
The Gamecocks, ranked No. 14 nationally in the preseason USA Today Coaches’ Poll, seek to capture their fourth SEC Championship. LSU and Mississippi State, ranked second and fourth in the USA Today poll respectively, received four votes each in the overall vote. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 14 on our countdown is South Carolina junior catcher Grayson Greiner. The Columbia, South Carolina native attended Blythewood High School where he was a three time All-State selection. Continue reading
2013 record: 29-30 (14-16)
Finish: Regionals (4th place, Bloomington)
2013 was a season of frustration and disappointment for a team coming off back to back to back College World Series appearances. Injuries decimated the Gators, and many even questioned whether they belonged in a regional after finishing one game over .500 heading into postseason play. After a quick 0-2 exit in Bloomington, the answer was, well, probably not. Continue reading
South Carolina catcher Grayson Greiner returns home after a 43-day stint playing for Team USA this summer. Greiner, a junior for the Gamecocks, was one of the 23 players from across the country who were chosen to play for the summer team, and says that he feels like his experience with Team USA left a lasting impression on him. “It helped me elevate my game and realize I belong a little bit,” Greiner said in an interview with TheBigSpur. Greiner also said that he thinks that the experiences he had this summer will help him “take more of a leadership role next season.” Team USA compiled a record of 20-3, with all three losses coming against Japan. For the first time, Team USA swept Cuba in a best of five series.
While college baseball season might be over, College Baseball Daily is keeping you covered by counting down the Top 10 Stadiums in the country. Each day we’ll have a different stadium, including the history and fun facts, until we reach the number one stadium in all of college baseball. Checking in at number 6 today is South Carolina’s Carolina Stadium.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina scored three times in the bottom of the sixth and held on for a 5-4 win in the third and deciding game of the Super Regionals at Boshamer Stadium Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Tar Heels (57-10) advance to the College World Series and will take on NC State in the 3 p.m. ET game on Sunday, June 16 in Omaha, Neb. The Gamecocks (43-20) have their season come to an end one game short of a fourth-straight trip to the CWS. Continue reading
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Jordan Montgomery twirled a four-hit shutout and the South Carolina offense parlayed eight hits, nine walks and five stolen bases into eight runs, as the Gamecocks cruised to an 8-0 win over North Carolina in Game 2 of the best-of-3 Super Regional Series at Boshamer Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Skye Bolt’s two-out RBI single scored Parks Jordan with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, as North Carolina outlasted South Carolina, 6-5, in game one of the best-of-3 Super Regional Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Continue reading
The number one overall seeded North Carolina Tarheels will face the South Carolina Gamecocks in a best of three series at UNC’s Boshamer Stadium, with the winner advancing to Omaha. The Tarheels and Gamecocks are scheduled to play their first game on Friday at 1:00pm, the second game will be on Saturday at 12:00pm and if necessary the third game will be played on Sunday at 1:00pm but Tropical Storm Andrea might have something to do with changing that. UNC is pushing for the ACC’s first college baseball national championship since the 1955 when Wake Forest brought home the title. Continue reading