April 18, 2014

USC building momentum heading into Tennessee series (AUDIO)

Ray Tanner has a date with the Vols this weekend (file photo)

USC skipper Ray Tanner met with the media today to preview the Gamecocks upcoming home series with Tennessee this weekend. Tanner’s team won four of the five games on its recent road trip and is 21-8 overall. They are 3-6 in SEC play. The Vols are 19-10 and 5-4 in the conference.

Tanner announced he will start freshman lefty Jordan Montgomery on the mound in Saturday’s game, the first weekend start his career. He is 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA. Michael Roth will start the opener and Colby Holmes is slated to go in the Sunday game.

Friday’s game starts at 7:00 at Carolina Stadium. Saturday’s night’s game starts at 8:00 and will be televised on ESPNU. The finale Sunday begins at 1:30.

Fun Fact:  USC has won nine straight over UT.  The Vols last win was May 8th of 2009, 9-5 in Knoxville.

AUDIO: Ray Tanner [10:44]