Junior RHP Forrest Koumas will start for the Gamecocks
Game two of series scheduled for 3:15 p.m. on Saturday
Gamecocks ranked as high as No. 5 in the nation
Gamecocks with a one-hit shutout in the win
South Carolina vs. College of Charleston (04/16/13)
South Carolina vs. USC Upstate (3/12/2013)
2013 - Appeared in 10 games with four starts, finished with a 8.35 ERA in 18.1 innings with 16 strikeouts to 13 walks ... Three innings in first start with two runs allowed on three hits with three walks and three strikeouts in 12-3 win over USC Upstate (3/12) ... 0.2 scoreless innings in 2-0 win over Rider (3/8) ... One scoreless inning of relief with a pair of strikeouts in 10-0 win over Ball State (3/5) ... One of three Gamecocks to combine for first no-hitter in 38 years in a 14-1 win over Albany; pitched two scoreless innings with a strikeout (2/24).
2012 - Appeared in 18 games with four starts, finished with a 2-3 record and a 4.82 ERA in 28.0 innings pitched with 31 strikeouts to 17 walks ... No-decision in start vs. LSU, a 5-4 win over the Tigers (5/18); allowed three runs, one earned, on five hits in 4.1 innings with two walks and four strikeouts ... Season-high 5.1 innings in second start of the year in 10-7 win at Arkansas (5/6); did not allow a run and limited Razorbacks to five hits and two walks while striking out four batters ... One hitless inning of relief with a strikeout to earn the win in 2-1 victory over Davidson (5/2) ... 1.2 scoreless innings in 8-5 win at Furman (3/20) ... 1.1 scoreless and hitless innings of relief with one strikeout and one walk in 4-3 loss at Kentucky (3/17) ... 0.2 scoreless innings of relief in the 6-4 win over Appalachian State (3/14) ... 2.1 perfect innings with season-high four strikeouts in 5-2 win over Charleston Southern (3/13) ... Struck out lone batter he faced in 3-1 win vs. Princeton (3/11) ... 1.1 scoreless innings with one strikeout to pick up third save of the year in 6-1 win over Princeton (3/10) ... Worked 2.2 innings and did not allow an earned run to pick up his first win of the year in the 3-2 victory over Clemson (3/2) ... Collected second save of the season recording final out of the 3-2 win over Elon with a strikeout (2/25) ... Notched his first career save with 0.2 scoreless innings on Opening Day in 2-1 win over VMI (2/17).
2011 - SEC All-Freshman Team ... Finished the year 6-1 with a 2.96 ERA in 19 games with 12 starts; 73 innings pitched and 63 strikeouts to just 29 walks, opponents hit just .230 against him ... Quality start in College World Series vs. Florida in game one of the Championship Series; allowed just one run on three hits in 5.2 innings with four strikeouts and one walk in 2-1 win over Florida (6/27) ... Allowed just one run on three hits in four innings before rain delay in 8-2 win over Stetson (6/5) ... Improved to 6-0 with win in 6-3 victory at Alabama (5/20); allowed one run on five hits with five strikeouts and no walks ... Quality start despite no-decision in 6-5 win over Arkansas (5/14); allowed two runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings with six strikeouts and four walks ... Improved to 5-0 with a win vs. Auburn in 7-3 victory (5/1); allowed two runs on four hits in five innings with three strikeouts ... No-decision in 5-3 win vs. Vanderbilt; allowed three runs on five hits in 5.1 innings ... Career-high 7.1 innings and career-high seven strikeouts to pick up win in 2-1 victory at Tennessee; allowed one run on three hits (4/9) ... SEC Co-Freshman of the Week after hurling 6.1 scoreless innings and earning victory in 4-1 win over Kentucky; allowed just two hits and one walk, struck out three batters (4/3) ... Made first career start and had no-decision in 2-1 loss at Florida (3/26); Worked six innings, allowed one run, unearned, on two hits with five strikeouts and two walks ... 3.1 innings of relief and earned win as he struck out careeer-high six batters and allowed just one run on two hits in 8-3 victory over Georgia (3/20) ... Worked 3.1 innings in 8-3 loss vs. CSU Bakersfield (3/13); allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits with three strikeouts and a walk ... Earned first career win with 2.1 innings of work in 5-4 victory over Clemson (3/8); allowed three runs on three hits with three strikeouts and a walk ... One perfect inning of relief with a strikeout in 14-1 win vs. Furman (3/1) ... One scoreless inning of relief with a strikeout in 9-4 win over Southern Illinois (2/27) ... Hurled two scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts in 6-0 win over Santa Clara (2/20).
HIGH SCHOOL - 2010 MLB Draft Selection (48th round/Texas Rangers) ... 2010 HS Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... South Carolina's Gatorade Player of the Year by ESPN Rise magazine ...2010 National High School Baseball Coaches Association All-District (District 3) ...Rated No. 215 best high school prospect in nation by PG Crosschecker ... Rated No. 3 best high school prospect in South Carolina by PG Crosschecker and Diamond Prospects ... Helped lead Lugoff-Elgin HS to 2010 3A state championship in South Carolina ... In Game 3 of The Finals, Koumas was the winning pitcher and hit a two-run homer in the 3-1 victory ... 2010 South Carolina AAA Player of the Year ... 2009 & 2010 South Carolina AAA All-State ... 2010 3A Player of the Year in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects ... Finished 2010 season with a 9-1 record, 1.66 ERA, 124 strikeouts in 76 innings pitched and allowed just 45 hits ... 2010 SC/NC Select Team.
PERSONAL - Born on July 21, 1992 ... Parents are Mark and Jessica Koumas.