Ray Tanner was fuming.
Ray Tanner still doesn’t know how first baseman Christian Walker played in the 2011 College World Series with a broken hamate bone in his left wrist.
There were a host of big names on South Carolina’s two national championship teams, including future major leaguers Jackie Bradley Jr., Whit Merrifield and Christian Walker and College World Series hero and 2011 National Player of the Year Michael Roth.
When South Carolina won the College World Series for the first time in 2010, there were several heroes on the national championship team.
TJ Hopkins had already been at spring training in Arizona for a month, building on a strong finish to the 2019 season and preparing for his first full season of professional baseball.
When Mark Kingston last met with his players on March 12, they all believed they would be starting SEC play the following day in an empty stadium at Founders Park.
South Carolina shortstop George Callil was quarantined when he returned to Australia two weeks ago and is still waiting to return to his home in Melbourne, head coach Mark Kingston said Wednesday.
As college athletes around the country struggle with the absence of the games and activities that once consumed their lives, head coaches like Mark Kingston try to keep things in perspective and look for silver linings in a world suddenly turned upside-down by the spread of the coronavirus.
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The NCAA announced Monday that it would grant an extra year of eligibility to spring sports athletes who had their seasons suspended by the coronavirus, a key move for South Carolina and other SEC schools.
Mark Kingston was experiencing a bit of deja vu Thursday as he waited to see if his team would take the field Friday night to open SEC play against Tennessee.
After two rough weekends that contributed to four early-season losses, South Carolina's bullpen was beaten and battered and down in the dumps, especially after contributing to the series loss to Clemson.
South Carolina legend and Clemson nemesis Michael Roth threw out the first pitch at Founders Park Friday night, stirring up a Gamecock crowd that fondly recalls him beating the Tigers in an elimination game in the 2010 College World Series.
When Carmen Mlodzinski stumbled off the mound with a broken foot in the third inning of Game 1 against Clemson last season, it was a bad omen for South Carolina.
Brett Kerry, South Carolina's best pitcher last season, has been bumped from the weekend rotation to help fortify the bullpen as the Gamecocks prepare for this weekend's rivalry season against Clemson.
Despite going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts Friday night, Wes Clarke hopped out of bed Saturday morning and was determined to have a good day on Saturday.
South Carolina's red-hot offense suddenly went cold on another frigid day at Founders Park Friday as the Gamecocks fell to Northwestern, 5-2, in 10 innings
After Brannon Jordan watched teammates Carmen Mlodzinski and Brett Kerry deliver two dominating pitching performances in the first two games of the season-opening series versus Holy Cross, he knew he had to step up on Sunday.
When Mark Kingston approached freshman Braylen Wimmer and told him he was going to start on Opening Day, Wimmer didn’t flinch.