Baseball To Be Featured Twice On 2013 SEC Game Of The Week|
Nov. 7, 2012
Columbia, S.C. - South Carolina will twice be a part of ESPNU'S Thursday Night SEC Baseball Game of the Week, as announced by the league office and ESPN on Wednesday afternoon. For the third straight season, the Gamecocks will open the league package hosting Texas A&M at Carolina Stadium on Thursday, Mar. 28 with first pitch set for 7:30 p.m. In addition, the series opener at Florida will also be televised on Thursday, April 11 with first pitch also at 7:30 p.m.
2013 SEC / ESPNU THURSDAY NIGHT BASEBALL SCHEDULE
Last season, Gamecock Baseball had a school record 36 games televised on a platform of networks. Additionally, every game was broadcast on the Gamecock Radio Network with all non-televised home games streamed live at GamecocksOnline.com.
SEC baseball series are played with single games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For series involved in this package, the first game will be played on Thursday with games on Friday and Saturday. This will involve just one series per week. During the final weekend of the season, all games are Thursday through Saturday.
Overall, ESPN will provide coverage of more than 150 regular-season and championship games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3, concluding with extensive action of the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship and the entire College World Series. Additional games are to be announced.
South Carolina won the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship in 2010 and 2011 at the College World Series as well as a national runner-up finish in 2012. South Carolina has 11 College World Series appearances including six in the last 11 years. Carolina owns the second-highest win total in the nation in the last 13 years with a 626-251 record. South Carolina is one of six schools to appear in the NCAA Regional every season in the last 13 years including 10 NCAA Super Regional appearances in that span, one of only two schools to accomplish the feat.
Carolina owns more overall wins than any SEC team in the last 13 years and more conference wins than any SEC team in the last 13 years with a 240-148 record. South Carolina is the only SEC school to record 40 or more wins each season from 2000-present and the only SEC school to reach the NCAA Regional every season in the last 13 years.