USC baseball recently wrapped up fall practice with a scrimmage against UNC-Wilmington. Now, the Gamecocks can begin to turn their focus towards the 2022 campaign, following a 34-23 season this past spring, which included a trip to the NCAA Regionals.
However, before the team picks up the weights and begins its offseason conditioning program, head coach Mark Kingston met with the media on Thursday to put a lid on their fall workouts. Kingston classified it as a “productive fall”, despite having “a lot of guys banged up.” He went on to brag on his freshmen hitters for showing, “a lot of good, quality at-bats during the fall.”
USC’s head coach also predicted the Gamecocks will look a bit different this coming spring. “If I had to guess right now, we’d hit less homeruns, but score more runs. We’ve got a chance to be more athletic and steal more bases. Less strikeouts.” USC smacked 80 homeruns as a team last year, but also struck out 545 times.
The Gamecocks begin SEC play on March 18th with a three-game series at Tennessee. The complete schedule, which features the annual matchup with Clemson (03/04 — 03/06) and a home series versus Texas, is expected to be released soon.