This week will go down as one of the worst in modern USC baseball history, one that truly went to the dogs. It started with a home loss to the Citadel Bulldogs and it concluded by being swept by the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens. The Gamecocks now reside in the SEC East basement at 1-5, tied with Alabama and Mississippi State for the overall worst record in the league after two weekends of conference play.
The Gamecocks lost to The Citadel 4-3 on a homer in the top of the 9th. In Athens, the scores in Georgia’s favor were 7-5, 12-3 and 3-0.
On the positive side, Carlos Cortez had a pair of homers during the week, Noah Campbell had a pair of multi-hit games in the Georgia series, and the pitching was excellent on Sunday.
On the down side, the injuries continue to mount. Adam Hill, Madison Stokes and TJ Hopkins all missed time during the week.
The losing streak now stands at five and the Gamecocks are off to their worst start in league play since 2012. However, the Gamecocks that season did recover to win 18 league games and reach the CWS. This week USC will host Davidson Tuesday night and Tennessee Thursday thru Saturday.
USC coach Mark Kingston following Sunday’s loss (Video from GamecockCentral)
|East SEC Overall RPI 1-50|
|7||South Carolina||1-5||0.167||4||13-11||0.542||131||2-7||4-6||5 Losses|
|1||Ole Miss||4-2||0.667||–||22-3||0.880||3||4-2||8-2||1 Win|
|5||Texas A&M||2-4||0.333||2||19-6||0.760||22||4-4||5-5||1 Loss|
|6||Mississippi State||1-5||0.167||3||13-12||0.520||58||2-7||4-6||1 Loss|