Location: Founders Park, Columbia, SC
Time: 4:00 PM ET
Conference Record: 0-0
Next Opponent: 2/24 vs. Rider
Best Offensive Performance
South Carolina DH Alex Destino only had one hit on the day but it proved to be a big one. Down by a run in the bottom of the 5th inning, Destino launched a ball out of Founder’s Park that eventually put the Gamecocks ahead of the 49ers for good.
Best Pitching Performance
Colie Bowers continues to impress. After his strong showing on opening weekend, Bowers picked up his first win on the season by throwing two innings of relief with one strikeout all while allowing just one hit. He also showed great efficiency by only throwing 23 pitches in those two innings. Look for him to get a lot more action as we move forward in the season.
What’s Next for South Carolina
South Carolina will host Kansas State on Thursday before Wright State comes to town for a three game weekend series. The Raiders come off a season opening series victory over the Gamecocks bitter rival Clemson, so it should be a series the Gamecocks do not take lightly.
What’s Next for UNC Charlotte
UNC Charlotte hits the diamond again this weekend at home against Rider for a four game non-conference series, which features a double-header on Saturday.