South Carolina (40-13, 16-11 SEC) begins a three-game series at Vanderbilt (39-14, 16-11 SEC) on Thursday. First pitch for the opener is 7:30 p.m. ET with the game televised on ESPNU. Friday's game is also at 7:30 p.m. ET. Saturday's series finale is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET and will be televised on CBS Sports Network. All three games can also be heard on the Gamecock IMG Network including flagship station, 107.5 FM, "The Game."
South Carolina is ranked No. 8 by the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, No. 9 by the NCBWA, No. 15 by Perfect Game and No. 17 by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball. Vanderbilt is ranked No. 8 by the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, No. 10 by Perfect Game and the NCBWA, No. 14 by Collegiate Baseball and No. 18 by Baseball America. South Carolina and Vanderbilt are tied for second in the SEC East and tied for third overall with three league games remaining. The top four teams in the SEC receive a bye in the SEC Tournament.
No live video because of television.
Television: Thursday - ESPNU (Dave Neal, Kyle Peterson, Chris Burke)
Saturday - CBS Sports Network (John Sadak, Ray King)
South Carolina - Jordan Montgomery (Jr. LHP) 7-4, 3.21 ERA, 81.1 IP, 24 BB, 77 SO
Vanderbilt - Tyler Beede (Jr. RHP) 7-6, 3.43 ERA, 76.0 IP, 32 BB, 82 SO