USC right-handed pitcher Blake Cooper met with Gamecock medical director Dr. Jeffrey Guy on Monday morning and received some good news. He was examined and X-rayed and there was no sign of a fracture in his right hand. Cooper will undergo daily treatments and is expected to pitch the opening game for against Oklahoma at the College World Series.
Cooper was hit by a line drive foul ball in the eighth inning of Saturday’s game while sitting in the dugout at the NCAA Myrtle Beach SuperRegional. He had started the game on the mound for Carolina and ended up earning his 12th win of the season in the 4-3 win over the Chant’s.
Sunday’s game against Oklahoma is at 2:00.