Weekend glance for Clemson and South Carolina

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Weekend glance for Clemson and South Carolina

By MIKE McCOMBS
mmccombs@islandpacket.com
Published Friday, February 22, 2013   |  525 Words  |  

A look at South Carolina and Clemson's baseball series this weekend:

Albany (0-2) at South Carolina (2-1)

3 p.m. Friday; 1:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday


Pitchers

Friday

South Carolina -- Jordan Montgomery (So. LHP) 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.0 IP, 2 BB, 5 SO

Albany -- Kaciem Graham (Sr. RHP)

Saturday

South Carolina -- Colby Holmes (Sr. RHP) 0-0, 2.84 ERA, 6.1 IP, 2 BB, 4 SO

Albany -- Derek Zielinski (Sr. RHP) 0-1, 6.75 ERA, 4.0 IP, 3 BB, 6 SO

Sunday

South Carolina -- Nolan Belcher (Sr. LHP) 0-1, 4.76 ERA, 5.2 IP, 1 BB, 9 SO

Albany -- Austin Chase (Sr. RHP) 0-1, 15.75 ERA, 4.0 IP, 2 BB, 3 SO


Rankings: South Carolina is No. 5 in the USA Today coaches' poll and No. 7 in the Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball polls.

Last week: South Carolina took two of three from Liberty (4-3, 8-7, 2-3)

Notes: South Carolina is now 83-38 on Opening Day and has won 15 consecutive Opening Day games. ... The opening day win was Chad Holbrook's first career victory as a head coach in collegiate baseball. ... The seven-run rally for the Gamecocks in the 8-7 victory over Liberty was the largest comeback from a deficit since USC rallied from an eight-run deficit in a 15-12 win at Tennessee on May 9, 2009. ... The 1977 South Carolina team, which reached the national championship game at the College World Series, will be honored at Saturday's game.

Wright State (3-0) at Clemson (2-1)

4 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday

Weather note: Inclement weather is forecasted for Friday. As soon as a decision on the status of any game is determined, we will immediately post that information online at ClemsonTigers.com.


Series: Clemson leads 3-0.

Pitchers

Friday

Clemson -- Daniel Gossett (Soph. RHP) 0-0, 0.00 ERA

Wright State -- Casey Henn (Sr. RHP) 1-0, 0.00 ERA

Saturday

Clemson -- Clate Schmidt (Fr. RHP) 0-0, 0.00 ERA

Wright State -- Taylor Braun (Jr. RHP) 0-0, 1.59 ERA

Sunday

Clemson -- Scott Firth (Sr. RHP) 1-0, 1.29 ERA

Wright State -- Robby Sexton (Fr. LHP) 1-0, 2.25 ERA

Last Week: Clemson won two of three games against William & Mary.

Notes: Freshman Steven Duggar leads the team with a .556 batting average (5-for-9) along with two doubles and three runs. ... Clemson's eight freshmen who have seen action at the plate have combined to go 13-for-31 (.419).