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.
Gamecocks are 30-10 and 10-7 in the SEC
2013 - Made 13 starts and went 6-1 with a 1.48 ERA in 79.0 innings pitched with 60 strikeouts to just 18 walks, opponents hit just .222 against him ... First career complete game and shutout in 8-0 win over North Carolina in NCAA Super Regional as he allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out three batters (6/9) ... NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... Seven scoreless innings with just three hits allowed and career-high 11 strikeouts to earn a win in 19-3 victory vs. Liberty (6/1) ... No-decision in 4-3 loss to Vanderbilt at SEC Tournament (5/23); allowed three runs, all unearned, on five hits in 7.2 innings with two walks and eight strikeouts ... No-decision in 5-3 win at Mississippi State (5/17); allowed three runs on nine hits in seven innings with one walk and four strikeouts ... Picked up a win in 7-1 victory over Georgia (5/11); allowed one run on two hits in seven innings with three walks and two strikeouts ... No-decision in 4-2 win at LSU (4/27); allowed two runs on 10 hits with no walks and two strikeouts in seven innings of work ... No-decision in 7-6 win over Kentucky (4/20); allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work ... Three innings and allowed one run, unearned, on four hits with a walk and two strikeouts in 4-3 loss to Florida (4/12) ... First start in over a month, allowed no runs on four hits in four innings with no walks and two strikeouts in 19-2 win over Tennessee (4/7) ... Earned Tom Price Award as Gamecock MVP for Clemson series after pitching eight scoreless innings with nine strikeouts and just three hits allowed in 6-0 win at Clemson (3/1) ... Improved to 2-0 with win over Albany; allowed two runs on five hits with three walks and five strikeouts in five innings of work (2/23) ... Won first start of the season on Opening Day with six scoreless innings allowing just five hits with five strikeouts in 4-3 victory over Liberty (2/15) ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2012 - Earned Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball ... NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... Made 15 appearances with 13 starts and compiled a 6-1 record with a 3.62 ERA in 74.2 innings pitched with 57 strikeouts to just 10 walks ... Tied career-high with eight innings pitched, did not allow a run and yielded just one walk and three hits while striking out six batters in 2-0 win over Arkansas at NCAA College World Series (6/21) ... Earned win after 6.2 innings of work allowing two runs on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts in 4-3 win over Clemson in NCAA Regional (6/3) ... Quality start despite no-decision in 3-2 loss vs. Vanderbilt at SEC Tournament; allowed one run on two hits with two walks and five strikeouts in five innings of work (5/23) ... Improved to 4-0 with win in 5-3 victory at Auburn (4/21); allowed two runs on six hits in 5.1 innings with one walk and one strikeout ... Improved to 3-0 with win in 5-3 victory over Mississippi State (4/14); allowed one run on five hits in 6.1 innings with two walks and four strikeouts ... SEC Freshman of the Week after hurling career-high eight innings in first SEC start and allowing just one run on three hits while walking none and striking out seven in 2-1 win over Tennessee (4/7) ... Improved to 2-0 with two scoreless innings of relief with just two hits allowed, one walk and three strikeouts in 6-4 win over Vanderbilt in 13 innings (4/1) ... First career win in 7-3 victory at The Citadel (3/27); allowed one run on three hits in season-high 5.2 innings with no walks and four strikeouts ... Career-high eight strikeouts in 4.2 innings with just two runs allowed on five hits in 8-5 win over Furman (3/20) ... 4.2 innings in second start and allowed four runs on four hits in 6-4 win over Appalachian State (3/14); recovered from tough first inning, to retire 10 in a row before giving way to the bullpen ... First career start in 2-1 win over Presbyterian (2/28); no-decision after going four innings and allowing one run on four hits with a strikeout ... Threw one scoreless inning allowing one hit and striking out one in the Gamecocks 13-1 victory over VMI (2/18).
HIGH SCHOOL - 2011 All-USA baseball squad by USA Today ... 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of South Carolina ... Helped lead Sumter HS to 2011 AAAA state championship; was 11-0 on the year with 114 strikeouts in 74.1 innings and a 0.38 ERA ... Pitched seven-inning complete game shutout in state title game; did now allow a run in four victories in state tournament ... 2011 Southeast All-Region Team by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association ... 2010 & 2011 South Carolina AAAA All-State ... 2011 SC/NC Select All-Star Game ... Compiled an 8-2 record his junior season with a 1.20 ERA in 58.1 innings. Finished with 93 strikeouts to just 21 walks. ... Rated No. 2 left-handed pitcher in the state of South Carolina and No. 8 best high school prospect in state of South Carolina by Diamond Prospects.
PERSONAL - Born on December 27, 1992 ... Parents are Jim and Raury Montgomery.