College baseball practice across the country begins on Friday and at USC the excitement level is running high. The Gamecocks suffered through a losing season in 2022. In the offseason, coach Mark Kingston brought in former Clemson coach Monte Lee as an assistant, and he hit the transfer portal hard.
The Gamecocks also got healthy on the mound. Several pitchers who had to be shut down last season are ready to go, and the Gamecocks should have one of the better pitching staffs in the SEC.