Gamecocks make first trip to Baton Rouge since 2008
Gamecocks are 31-10, 11-7 in the SEC
First pitch at Keeter Stadium is set for 6 p.m.
Nolan Belcher earns the win
Gamecocks are 28-10, 8-7 in the SEC
South Carolina vs. Georgia (5/12/13)
South Carolina vs. Wofford (5/8/13)
South Carolina vs. Kentucky (Game 1 4/20/13)
2013 - 1.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts to pick up sixth win of the year in 9-3 victory over Wofford (5/8) ... One scoreless inning of relief to pick up win in 4-2 win at LSU (4/27) ... Picked up third save of the season with 1.1 scoreless innings with just one hit allowed and a pair of strikeouts in 5-2 win over Kentucky (4/20) ... 1.2 scoreless innings with no hits allowed and two strikeouts in 10-6 win over College of Charleston (4/16) ... Worked five innings of relief, allowed three runs on four hits with a walk and two strikeouts in 4-3 loss at Florida (4/12) ... Tied a career-high with six innings pitched, earned win in relief in 12-8 victory at Tennessee (4/6); allowed just one run on five hits wiht no walks and six strikeouts ... Allowed just one run on three hits in 4.2 innings with a walk and three strikeouts to pick up a win in relief in 6-3 win over Texas A&M (3/30) ... 3.2 scoreless innings with just three hits allowed, tied season-high with seven strikeouts to earn win in relief in 3-2 win over Texas A&M (3/28) ... One perfect inning of relief to earn second save of the season in 3-1 win at College of Charleston (3/26) ... 1.2 scoreless innings with just one hit allowed and two strikeouts in 4-2 loss to Arkansas (3/23) ... Allowed just one run on five hits in 4.2 innings of relief with three strikeouts in 4-0 loss to Missouri (3/16) ... 1.1 scoreless innings with a strikeout in 4-1 win over Missouri (3/15) ... First career save with 3.2 scoreless innings not allowing a hit and walking just one while striking out three batters in 9-5 win over Rider (3/9) ... 4.1 innings of relief with one run allowed, unearned on three hits with a season-high seven strikeouts in 6-3 loss to Clemson (3/2) ... Picked up a win in relief with 2.1 innings of relief in 8-7 win over Liberty, did not allow an earned run and struck out two batters (2/17).
2012 - Seven appearances with four starts, went 2-1 with a 2.86 ERA ... Hurled 22.0 innings, allowed seven runs, all earned, on 21 hits with four walks and 14 strikeouts ... 0.2 scoreless innings in 4-3 loss to College of Charleston (4/17) ... 5.1 scoreless innings to pick up second win of the year in 7-0 win at College of Charleston (4/4); allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out three batters ... No-decision in 5-4 loss vs. Wofford (3/21); allowed two runs on five hits in five-plus innings with two strikeouts and two walks ... Won first game in first start of the season with 5.2 innings of work allowing one run on four hits with four strikeouts and one walk in 5-2 win over Charleston Southern (3/13) ... Two scoreless innings in first appearance of the season with three strikeouts and just one walk allowed in the 8-1 win over UNC Asheville (3/7).
2011 - 1-1 with a 5.77 ERA in 11 games with 34.1 innings pitched and 26 strikeouts ... Picked up first win of the season allowing just two runs on six hits in 5.1 innings of work in a 9-3 win at Wofford (5/4) ... No-decision in 9-6 win over Liberty (4/24); allowed two runs on six hits in 4.1 innings with season-high seven strikeouts ... No-decision in 5-4 win over Clemson (3/8); allowed one run on four hits with a strikeout and two walks ... No-decision in 9-4 win over Southern Illinois (2/27); allowed four runs on four hits in 4.1 innings with four strikeouts and two walks ... In first start and appearance since 2009, hurled 5.2 scoreless innings with only three hits and one walk allowed and five strikeouts in 6-0 win over Santa Clara (2/20).
2010 - Sat out 2010 season with medical redshirt after Tommy John surgery.
2009 - Earned win with 5.1 innings of work vs. USC Upstate (5/12), allowed two runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and one walk (5/12) ... Was perfect through five innings vs. Clemson (4/22), ended up working 5.2 innings, allowed two hits, five runs, one earned with six strikeouts and two walks ... Pitched 4.2 scoreless innings of relief to earn victory in 20-6 win over College of Charleston (4/14), allowed just three hits ... Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings of relief in 10-0 win vs. Furman (4/1) ... In predetermined split, earned second win of the year with four innings of work in 13-3 win over Old Dominion (3/1), first career start as well ... Hurled six shutout innings of relief with eight strikeouts to earn victory in 2-0 win over Georgia State (3/3) ... Pitched three hitless innings of relief with four strikeouts and just one walk allowed in 13-0 victory over Duquesne (2/21).
HIGH SCHOOL - 2008 South Carolina Mr. Baseball ... 2008 South Carolina AAA All-State team ... 2008 South Carolina AAA Player of the Year ... Member of 2008 SC Select All-Star team, played in 2008 SC/NC Select game ... Went 9-1 with one save and a 0.85 ERA as a senior, struck out 132 batters and walked only 26 on the year ... High school team earned state championship as a senior ... Played for Brookland-Cayce HS and former Gamecock letterwinner, coach Brian Hucks ... Selected in 2008 MLB Draft in 35th round by Los Angeles Dodgers.
PERSONAL - Born January 10, 1990. Mother is Cindy Westmoreland.