Pankake homers in Carolina loss
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
South Carolina vs. Kentucky (Game 1 4/20/13)
South Carolina at Tennessee (April 5, 2013)
Game 2 (March 23, 2013)
2013 - Captain ... No-decision in 5-4 loss at Mississippi State (5/16); allowed a run on nine hits with three walks and four strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work ... Earned victory with just two runs allowed on five hits in 7.1 innings with no walks and eight strikeouts in 7-2 victory over Georgia (5/10) ... Won sixth game of the season allowing two runs on six hits in 7.2 innings with no walks and six strikeouts in 5-2 win over Kentucky (4/20) ... Second complete game of the season in 3-2 loss at Florida (4/11); allowed three runs, on earned, on seven hits in eight innings with a walk and two strikeouts ... No-decision in 5-4 win over Tennessee (4/5); allowed two runs on four hits in 6.2 innings with three walks and two strikeouts ... Improved to 5-2 with win over Texas A&M (3/29); allowed four runs, two earned, on seven hits with no walks and nine strikeouts in 6-4 victory ... Pitched 7.1 innings in 4-2 loss to Arkansas (3/23); allowed four runs, two earned, on nine hits with no walks and six strikeouts ... 8.1 scoreless innings to earn fourth win of the year in 2-0 victory at Missouri (3/16); allowed just five hits and no walks while striking out six batters ... Improved to 3-1 with a win the 1-0 victory over Rider (3/10); worked seven scoreless innings with no walks and seven strikeouts, allowed eight hits ... First complete game shutout of his career with a three-hitter in 8-0 win over Clemson to clinch series, no walks with seven strikeouts (3/3) ... Improved to 1-1 with victory in 6-4 win vs. Albany; pitched six innings and allowed two runs on eight hits with no walks and seven strikeouts (2/24) ... Quality start in 3-2 loss to Liberty; allowed three runs on four hits with one walk and nine strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work (2/17).
2012 - 2012 - Appeared in 19 games with two starts, finished the year with a 4-2 record with a 2.12 ERA in 29.2 innings pitched with 35 strikeouts to just 13 walks, opponents hit just .210 against him ... 0.2 scoreless innings of relief in 5-1 loss to Arizona in CWS Championship Series (6/24) ... 2.1 scoreless innings of relief with one hit allowed, one walk and four strikeouts in 7-2 loss to Florida at SEC Tournament (5/25) ... 3.1 scoreless innings of relief with just one hit allowed and four strikeouts to pick up the win in 9-1 victory over Alabama (4/28) ... Recorded one out and earned a win in relief in 12-11 win over Alabama (4/27) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 5-3 win over Mississippi State (4/14) ... First start of the year in 8-0 win over The Citadel (4/10); picked up the win with 5.2 scoreless innigns of work allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out a season-high seven batters ... Perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts in 7-0 win at College of Charleston (4/4) ... 4.2 innings of relief in 8-2 loss to Florida (3/23); allowed one run on four hits with two walks and one strikeout (3/23) ... One scoreless inning of relief with two strikeouts and three walks in 5-4 loss to Wofford (3/21) ... 0.1 scoreless with a strikeout in 5-2 win over Charleston Southern (3/13) ... Retired lone batter he faced for a save in the 9-6 win vs. Clemson (3/3) ... Retired lone batter he faced to earn first career save in 3-2 win vs. Clemson in Charleston (3/2) ... Picked up first win of the season with 2.1 scoreless innings of relief in 2-1 win over Presbyterian (2/28); allowed just one hit while striking out three batters ... One scoreless inning of relief in 8-1 win over Elon (2/26).
2011 - Medical redshirt after undergoing Tommy John surgery ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2010 - Two scoreless innings of relief in 11-6 win over Furman (5/18) ... Picked up a win with five no-hit innings in 17-4 win over Wofford (5/11) ... No-decision at Georgia Southern, went 3.2 innings and allowed two runs on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks in 8-5 win (3/23) ... Pitched six scoreless innings and won second game of the season allowing just four hits and striking out six batters in 15-0 win at Furman (3/16) ... Earned first win of the season hurling five scoreless innings of work allowing just one infield hit while striking out seven in 15-0 win vs. Presbyterian (3/3) ... Pitched two scoreless innings of relief and allowed just one hit while striking out four in 10-3 win over Duquesne (2/19).
2009 - Named to 2009 SEC All-Freshman Team ... Quality start in loss vs. LSU at SEC Tournament, allowed just two runs on five hits in six innings of work (5/22) ... Earned win vs. Georgia hurling 6.1 innings and allowing one run, unearned, on three hits with a career-high 11 strikeouts in 7-4 victory (5/15) ... Picked up win vs. Vanderbilt, allowed five runs on six hits in 7.1 innings of work with five strikeouts and three walks (5/2) ... Hurled first career complete game in 8-1 win at Ole Miss, allowed just one run on eight hits, struck out eight batters (4/11) ... Career-high 8.1 innings, allowed just one run on four hits in 9-1 victory over Arkansas (4/4), struck out career-high 9 batters ... Had 5.2 innings of work at Kentucky (3/28), limited Wildcats to one run on four hits ... 5.2 innings of relief allowing four runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in 10-3 loss to Mississippi State (3/14) ... Started against Duquesne (2/22) and went four-plus innings allowing one run on two hits with four strikeouts and four walks in 8-4 victory.
HIGH SCHOOL - Compiled a career record of 47-2 with 516 strikeouts in 282 innings in high school ... Finished his senior season with a 12-1 record, a 0.89 ERA and 142 strikeouts in 78 innings ... Also played in the outfield and batted .527 with nine doubles ... As a junior went 10-1 on the mound ... Played for three state championship teams in the state of Georgia, two at Greenbrier and one at Augusta Christian ... Played for coach Rodney Holder at Greenbrier HS ... Listed by Baseball America as No. 46 best prospect overall in the state of Georgia for 2008 MLB Draft.
PERSONAL - Born March 12, 1989. Parents are Brian and Janis Belcher.