USC faces Vanderbilt tonight in the SEC baseball tournament in Hoover, AL. The Gamecocks beat Alabama last night in 11 innings while the Commodores defeated LSU. This will be the fourth meeting of the year between the teams. The Gamecocks swept the Commodores in Columbia earlier this month in a series that jump started the Gamecocks’ current eight game winning streak. In that series the Gamecocks outscored the Commodores 33-13. USC will start their ace tonight, righthander Sam Dyson. He’s 8-4 with a 5.32 ERA. He beat the Commodores May 1st allowing five runs and nine hits while striking out seven. Righthander Sonny Gray will start for Vandy. He’s 4-1 with a 5.14 ERA. The Gamecocks hit him hard in the third game of their series earlier this month. Gray came out of the bullpen and allowed eight hits and seven runs in the Gamecock victory. The winner of this game will be off tomorrow and will play next Saturday at 2:3o PM Eastern. The loser tonight plays an elimination game tomorrow night against LSU at 7:30 PM Eastern.
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