May 7, 2013
Columbia, S.C. - South Carolina (33-14) is back in action at Carolina Stadium on Wednesday night hosting Wofford (20-30). First pitch is 7 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Carolinas and Fox Sports South and can be heard on the Gamecock Radio Network from IMG College including flagship station, 107.5 FM, "The Game."
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PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION
A LOOK BACK
AT THE PLATE, IN THE FIELD & ON THE MOUND
The Gamecock pitching staff owns a 3.07 ERA with 372 strikeouts to 112 walks in 419.0 innings pitched. The ERA ranks sixth best in the SEC. Opponents are hitting only .252 against the staff. South Carolina is fielding .972 as a team, eighth best in the SEC.
DANTZLER A CANDIDATE FOR THE GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD
Dantzler is Carolina's leading hitter with a .345 average (58-for-168) with 12 homers and 44 RBI. He currently owns a 10-game hitting streak and has reached base safely in 24 straight games. His nine multi-RBI games leads the team with 14 multi-hit games tied for second highest on the team as well. He is third in the SEC in home runs (12) and slugging percentage (.649), fourth in total bases (109), tied for fourth in doubles (13), tied for fourth in walks (29), seventh in on-base percentage (.449), tied for 11th in hits (58) and 12th in batting average (.345). He had two hits in Friday's 3-2 loss and tallied a base hit and a run scored in Saturday's 5-2 defeat.
DANTZLER SUCCEEDING OFF THE FIELD
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
Dantzler was South Carolina's 2012-13 male nominee for the SEC's H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year. With a 3.641 GPA in sport and entertainment management, he has been on the SEC Academic Honor Roll and spent two semesters on the Dean's List. Dantzler has volunteered more than 50 hours at the Epworth Children's Home, working on various projects. He also helped organize a fundraising effort for the orphanage through an area restaurant, and has made speaking appearances for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. For more information on all the finalists, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
Baseball Senior CLASS Award Finalists
Dantzler has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team for District Four as announced by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) on May 1. Dantzler, South Carolina's male nominee for the SEC Boyd McWhorter Award, has compiled a 3.64 cumulative GPA in Sport & Entertainment Management.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
The Academic All-District® teams (listed above) are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored.
The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.
Tyler Webb MAKES HIS MARK
He has pitched in relief in 87 of those appearances, with 70 relief appearances without allowing a run (82.3 percent). In career relief appearances he is 10-2 with 17 saves.
Grayson Greiner SELECTED TO USA BASEBALL COLLEGIATE NATIONAL TEAM
Training for the team will run from June 21-July 2 in Cary, N.C. at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. Team USA will travel to Japan from July 6-11 and are also scheduled to play Cuba from July 18-23 in various cites in the U.S.
Greiner is hitting .279 (41-for-147) with 20 runs and 28 RBI.
SOUTH CAROLINA PLAYERS & USA BASEBALL COLLEGIATE NATIONAL TEAM
Since 1978 USA Baseball has been the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of baseball. It represents the sport in the United States as a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and internationally as a member federation of the International Baseball Federation (IBAF).
A LITTLE BIT OF ENGLISH
English is hitting .277 (31-for-112) with 19 runs scored and a team-high three triples. His .401 on-base percentage is second highest on the team.
ON BASE WITH CHASE
Vergason owns a .268 average (44-for-164) with 30 runs scored and 20 RBI. He owns a .373 on-base percentage.
Vergason hit .400 (6-for-15) in the Tennessee series with four runs scored, a triple and a home run as well as four RBI. He went 2-for-5 with his first career triple, two runs and two RBI in the 19-2 win as well as 3-for-6 with a homer, a RBI and two runs in the 12-8 victory.
MAX IT OUT
WESTMORELAND EFFECTIVE IN RELIEF
BELCHER BRINGS IT
SAIKO LEADS IT OFF
Saiko had a career-high four hits including his first career homer, drove in two runs and added three runs scored in the 10-6 win over College of Charleston.
HOLMES WITH THE ANSWER
Holmes pitched three scoreless innings of relief with a strikeout in the 3-2 loss vs. Vanderbilt. Holmes lowered his ERA to 4.37 in 47.1 innings with 36 strikeouts and 15 walks
Beal was stellar in a start at Missouri. Beal allowed just one run on eight hits in 6.1 innings of work with one walk and a career-high 10 strikeouts in the 4-1 win over Missouri. Beal's 10 strikeouts are also the most by a Gamecock pitcher this season.
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