May 25, 2015

A SportsTalk conversation with Coastal’s Gary Gilmore Friday (AUDIO)

Gary Gilmore joined SportsTalk Friday evening.

Gary Gilmore joined SportsTalk Friday evening.

Friday afternoon we were pleased to welcome back into SportsTalk Coastal Carolina baseball coach Gary Gilmore.

Gilmore’s squad beat High Point today 9-3 in the Big South Tournament, and will advance to the Championship game tomorrow where they will face the top seed in the tournament, Radford, who also finds itself in the top-25 nationally.

A win over the regular season champs Saturday would give the Chanticleers their first tournament title since 2012.

Tonight coach Gilmore recapped today’s victory, looked ahead to tomorrow’s showdown for the conference crown, and also discussed his general thoughts on the impending NCAA tournament as well.

First pitch between the Chanticleers and Highlanders is set for 4:00 on Saturday.  The game will be televised on ESPN3.

AUDIO: Gary Gilmore [8:30]

 

College of Charleston’s Monte Lee joins SportsTalk Friday (AUDIO)

CofC's Monte Lee joined us Friday night to talk some baseball.

CofC’s Monte Lee joined us Friday night to talk some baseball.

Friday evening we had College of Charleston head baseball coach Monte Lee join us again on the program to discuss his team before postseason play is upon us.

The Cougars are currently in Boston taking on Northeastern.  Lee’s ball club took a tough one on the chin in extra innings to lose game one to the Huskies last night, but bounced back to swipe game two today, 12-6, to even the series.

Tonight coach broke down today’s triumph in game two, and looked ahead to potential postseason alignment.

The College of Charleston is the only program in the state that has reached the 40 win plateau, we got his thoughts on the prospects of that feat being good enough for Charleston to potentially host a regional.

AUDIO: Monte Lee [8:00]

 

Former Gamecock Trey Dyson analyzes LSU series on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Trey Dyson joined SportsTalk Thursday to talk Gamecock baseball.

Trey Dyson joined SportsTalk Thursday to talk Gamecock baseball.

The USC baseball team has hit a bit of a hot-streak lately at just the right time.  The Gamecocks took two of three from Texas A&M last weekend, which was a pivotal series win over a conference foe ranked within the top-5 in the country.  They followed up the series win over the Aggies with a dominant performance over USC  Upstate Tuesday night.

Now, Chad Holbrook’s squad sits comfortably on the NCAA tournament bubble, and welcomes top-ranked LSU to Columbia this weekend.  The Gamecocks could desperately use a solid performance against the Tigers, to try to pad their tournament resume.

Thursday night, shortly before first pitch of the huge series at Carolina Stadium we welcomed in former Gamecock star Trey Dyson to break down, not only this weekend’s matchup, but the Gamecocks resume in general as well.

AUDIO: Trey Dyson [7:30]

 

 

A SportsTalk conversation with USC’s Chad Holbrook Wednesday (AUDIO)

USC's Chad Holbrook joined SportsTalk Wednesday night to preview the Gamecocks series with LSU.

USC’s Chad Holbrook joined SportsTalk Wednesday night to preview the Gamecocks series with LSU.

Wednesday night we were joined once again by USC head baseball coach Chad Holbrook.

The Gamecocks are coming off of a huge series win over Texas A&M in College Station last weekend.  The series take over an Aggies squad located within the top-5 nationally bumped Holbrook’s squad to 12-15 within the SEC.

USC followed up their big weekend with a 17-0 blowout win over USC Upstate Tuesday night at Carolina Stadium.

The much-needed momentum will be critical with the Gamecocks welcoming top-ranked LSU to Columbia this weekend for their final conference series.

Tonight coach Holbrook looked back on his squad’s latest triumphs, and also looked ahead to the huge series with the Tigers.

First pitch for Friday’s game against LSU in Columbia is set for 7:00.

AUDIO: Chad Holbrook [9:00]

 

 

Furman football coach Bruce Fowler checks in with SportsTalk Tuesday (AUDIO)

Furman head coach Bruce Fowler updated us on how the Paladin's fared this spring.

Furman head coach Bruce Fowler updated us on how the Paladin’s fared this spring.

Tuesday night we welcomed back into SportsTalk Furman head football coach Bruce Fowler.

We’ve been periodically checking in with all of the fine football programs across our state following their respective Spring practices, and tonight it was the Paladins turn to be put under the microscope.

Fowler’s program will look to bounce back following an unusual 3-9 performance in 2014.

We started out by addressing the addition of former Paladin coach Jimmy Satterfield into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame yesterday, and then moved on to Fowler’s group currently, most importantly the return of quarterback Reese Hannon.

AUDIO: Bruce Fowler [8:00]