Gamecocks back in action on Friday hosting Alabama
Gamecocks host USC Upstate on Wednesday
Gamecocks record their 10th shutout of the season
Gamecocks enter with 16-0 record; Ole Miss brings in a 16-2 record
Series begins on Friday at 3 p.m.
South Carolina vs. USC Upstate (4/23/14)
South Carolina vs. College of Charleston (3/25/14)
2014 - Played in 20 games with six starts, hit .286 (8-for-28) with a pair of runs scored, a double and a RBI ... Walked and scored a run in 15-1 win over Wofford (5/7) ... 2-for-3 with a sac bunt and a run scored in 8-0 win vs. Davidson (4/22) ... First career start in 4-2 win vs. Stetson (3/5), went 2-for-3 at the plate ... Saw action in all three games of the Bucknell series ... Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL - Rated No. 6 best high school prospect in North Carolina and No. 336 best high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game USA ... Rated No. 1 catcher in North Carolina by Impact Baseball and Perfect Game USA ... Helped South Meck to 2013 4A state championship in North Carolina ... 2012 All-South Charlotte News team ... 2012 Southwestern 4A All-League honors ... Played for Dirtbags AAU team; named to All-Tournament Team at 2012 WWBA World Championship ... Played for Team North Carolina at 2012 South Atlantic Border Battle ... As a sophomore in 2011, hit .425 with five homers and 40 RBI.
PERSONAL - Born on May 26, 1994 ... Parents are Donn and Ellen Koch ... His father, Donn Koch, played college baseball at Florida Southern and spent two seasons in Chicago White Sox organization.