It was a late night and early morning in the USC baseball offices as the Gamecocks had to put last night’s 11-9 loss to Charlotte in the rearview mirror to begin preparing for this weekend’s encounter with Tennessee. While Carolina is mired in a late-season slump, the Volunteers have won 13 of their last 16 heading into the matchup with USC. Tennessee’s issue has been the road, where the Vols are just 2-11 this season away from Knoxville. Game one in Columbia is set for 7pm on Thursday.
On Wednesday, USC head coach Mark Kingston met with the media to preview the final regular-season series of the year. Kingston touched on a recurring theme with his team: the injury situation. He also detailed what makes Tennessee a difficult matchup and how his coaching staff is preparing for the postseason.