Feb. 13, 2018
South Carolina at Charlotte
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina softball continues its 2018 season Wednesday when the Gamecocks travel to Charlotte to face the 49ers at 5:00 PM ET on C-USA.TV. The Gamecocks look to build off a strong 4-1 weekend in the Felsberg Invitational at FIU.
Carolina comes into the 2018 season looking to build upon a 34-25 season in which the Gamecocks reached the regional final for the third time under the direction of head coach Beverly Smith.
The Gamecocks welcome seven freshmen and transfer Dixie Raley to the program this season to bring the Gamecocks to 20 active members.
Carolina won't be lacking arms this season with five available coming into the new season, leaving 15 fielders.
THE UPCOMING WEEK
The Gamecocks close out a six-game road trip to open the season on Wednesday as they travel to Charlotte to face the 49ers. Following one mid-week contest, Carolina returns home for the first time this season when it hosts the Gamecock Invitational. The Gamecocks welcome Michigan State, Southern Illinois, Georgetown and Mercer to Columbia this weekend for the tournament. Carolina's opponents for the week come into the week with an 11-9 record as of Tuesday.
A LOOK BACK... THE 2018 Opening Weekend
The 2018 season opened with a successful trip to Miami, Fla. for the Felsberg Invitational where the Gamecocks finished 4-1 with wins over ECU, Hofstra and St. John's. No other team in the tournament finished with more than three wins.
GAMECOCKS NOT AFRAID OF A GOOD TEST
The 2017 schedule was one of the toughest compiled to date by head coach Beverly Smith, and 2018 is expected to be the same.
CAROLINA RUNS THE STATE
Under the direction of head coach Beverly Smith, Carolina owns a 48-7 mark against other Palmetto State schools.
South Carolina's six game road trip comes to an end as the Gamecocks play host in the season opener Friday against Michigan State at 5:00 PM ET to open the Gamecock Invitational. Carolina plays Southern Illinois Saturday at 5:30 PM ET, Georgetown on Sunday at 12:30 PM ET and Mercer at 3:00 PM ET on Sunday. Live stats and updates will be provided on Twitter.
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