COLOMBIA, South Carolina –The University of South Carolina baseball team plays its final home game of the 2022 regular season on Tuesday night (May 17) as the Gamecocks host Charlotte at Founders Park. The first throw is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday’s game will be shown on SEC Network Plus. All matches will also be shown on the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. The Gamecocks are coming off a 2-of-3 win over Kentucky, including knocking out the Gamecocks 7-0 on Saturday behind eight scoreless frames from Noah Room.
Shuttle parking for the University of South Carolina baseball season will be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road). The shuttle begins two (2) hours before the first pitch and continues until 1 hour after the game.
For GPS purposes, the Key Road gravel lot address is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201.
GAME DAY PARKING INFORMATION (including public parking lots on game days (PGDL: $10/$5 per game). All game day prizes are cashless. Please have a debit card or credit card ready for payment when entering the parking lots.
Days of the week
Game time: 7 p.m.
Opening of the stadium: 6:00 p.m.
Commercial lots open: 5 p.m./5.30 p.m.
Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open: 5 p.m.
Bus shuttle for customers: 5:00 p.m.
The 49ers are coming off a 2-of-3 win at Florida Atlantic last weekend. Jake Cunningham was a perfect 4-on-4 in the series finale, a 14-4 win over the Owls. Nate Furman leads Charlotte with a .361 batting average while Cam Fisher has 17 homers this year. On the mound, Spencer Giesting has 86 strikeouts in 62.2 innings pitched.
Carolina holds a 25-8 series advantage over Charlotte heading into Tuesday’s game. The two teams last played each other on April 9, 2019, with the Gamecocks taking a 5-4 victory. Andrew Ester had two hits in the win while Sawyer Bridges struck out three for the win on the mound.
LIKELY PITCH ROTATION
Caroline from the south To be determined
Charlotte To be determined
HALL NAMED SEC CO-PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Noah Room was named SEC Co-Launcher of the Week, the conference office announced on May 16. Hall earns his second SEC Pitcher of the Week honor this season. He was also named co-pitcher of the week after his performance against Alabama on May 2. Hall helped Carolina to its first SEC shutout of 2022 as he pitched a career-high eight innings, allowing just two hits while striking out eight in a 7-0 victory over Kentucky. He allowed just three base runners to second base in eight innings as he finished the third, fifth, sixth and eighth innings with strikeouts. Hall lowered his ERA to 4.40 and his conference ERA to 3.19 with the win.
SIGHTLER KEEPS THE BAT WARM
Josiah Sightler improved his batting average to .294 after being at .167 after the Citadel game on March 23. Sightler went 3 for 5 with three RBIs, two doubles and a homer in Friday’s win and had two more hits on Saturday. Sightler leads the team with 13 homers and 11 doubles.
The Gamecocks end the 2022 regular season this Thursday-Saturday, against Florida in Gainesville. Thursday and Friday games are at 7 p.m. and Saturday game at 2 p.m.