South Carolina (32-10, 10-8 SEC) begins a three-game series on Friday at Carolina Stadium hosting Alabama (28-13, 12-6 SEC). First pitch for the opener is 7 p.m. with the game streamed live at GamecocksOnline. Saturday and Sunday's games will be televised on ESPN. Saturday's game is scheduled for 2 p.m. with Sunday's series finale at 1 p.m. Saturday's game is sold out with limited standing room only tickets available for Friday and Sunday.
South Carolina is ranked No. 8 by the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll and the NCBWA, No. 10 by Perfect Game, No. 11 by Baseball America and No. 19 by Collegiate Baseball. Alabama is ranked No. 8 by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game as well as No. 17 by the NCBWA and No. 18 by the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll.
Radio: Gamecock IMG Radio Network; Flagship 107.5 FM The Game. Andy Demetra and Tommy Moody call the action.
Television: ESPN on Saturday and Sunday. Tom Hart and Kyle Peterson will call the action.
The link for the live video for tonight only: NOTE: The link is down for right now and hopefully will be up for gametime.
South Carolina - Jordan Montgomery (Jr. LHP) 5-3, 3.62 ERA, 59.2 IP, 21 BB, 59 SO
Alabama - Spencer Turnbull (Jr. RHP) 5-2, 2.14 ERA, 59.0 IP, 28 BB, 48 SO