Gamecocks ranked as high as No. 8 in the nation
Gamecocks are 23-7 with a 5-4 record in the SEC
SEC Game of the Week on ESPNU tomorrow at 7:30 pm
First pitch scheduled for 6 p.m.
Game two of series scheduled for 3:15 p.m. on Saturday
South Carolina wins 7-0
2013 - Pitched 11 games with two starts, went 1-1 with a 4.50 eRA in 18.0 innings, struck out 20 batters with nine walks ... One perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts in 9-3 win over Wofford (5/8) ... 3.1 innings of relief in 6-5 loss to Furman (4/3); allowed two runs on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts ... Four scoreless innings in first start with career-high six strikeouts in 12-4 win over Davidson (3/13) ... First win of the season with one inning of relief allowing one run, unearned, on one hit with one walk and two strikeouts in 9-5 win over Rider (3/9) ... One perfect inning of relief with a pair of strikeouts in 10-0 win over Ball State (3/5).
2012 - Appeared in nine games with three starts, went 2-0 with a 2.76 ERA in 16.1 innings with a save, struck out 13 batters and allowed six walks ... Earned win with five innings of work in 7-0 victory vs. Furman (5/9) ... Went four innings in second start of the year and allowed one run on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 2-1 victory over Davidson (5/2) ... 0.2 scoreless innings in 5-4 loss to Wofford (3/21) ... First career save with strikeout against lone batter he faced in 5-2 win over Charleston Southern (3/13) ... Won first career start with five scoreless innings allowing just two hits and striking out three batters with two walks in 8-1 win over UNC Asheville (3/7) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 13-1 win over VMI (2/18).
HIGH SCHOOL - 2011 MLB Draft Selection (20th round/Toronto Blue Jays) ... 2011 Gatorade & MaxPreps Player of the Year in the state of Michigan ... Helped lead St. Clair HS to 2011 Michigan Division 2 state championship, first overall state title at HS since 1963 ... Rated No. 96 best high school prospect in the nation by MaxPreps ... Rated No. 1 best high school prospect in the state of Michigan by Baseball America ... Rated No. 245 best high school prospect in the nation and No. 2 best high school prospect in state of Michigan by Perfect Game USA ... Named to 2010 Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Division 2 All-State team ... Compiled a 10-0 record as a senior; struck out 11 in state semifinals, a 6-1 win ... Compiled a 10-1 record as a junior with a 0.77 ERA. Struck out 109 batters in 72.2 innings. ... His brother Brad lettered in baseball at Michigan and his sister Kari lettered in softball at Central Michigan.
PERSONAL - Born on July 13, 1992 ... Parents are Dave and Tina Seddon.