USC baseball coach Mark Kingston completes the break-in cycle as the first year mentor of the Gamecocks by coaching in his first SEC series this weekend against defending national champion Florida. Kingston, of course, has gone thru opening day and the Clemson series as other significant firsts. Kingston is no stranger to the Gators having coached against them while at South Florida including a 5-1 loss in last season’s Gainesville Regional. He is 1-8 all-time against the Gators. USC leads the all-time series with the Gators 45-44 but Florida has won 15 of the last 20 games.
Florida is 16-3 with a pair of losses to UCF and one to Miami. The Gators will start Brady Singer Friday night. He’s 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA. The Gamecocks will counter with Adam Hill. He’s 2-1 with a 3.91 ERA.
Kingston previews the Florida series