Baseball pregame: USC vs. Clemson

February 28, 2013 

WHEN AND WHERE: Friday, 6:30 p.m., Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Clemson; Saturday, 2 p.m., Fluor Field, Greenville; Sunday, 3 p.m., Carolina Stadium, Columbia


TV: Saturday — MeTV WOLO.4 in Columbia (Time Warner Cable channel 106)

SERIES: Clemson leads 169-129-2

RECORDS: USC 6-1; Clemson 5-2

RANKINGS: USC is No. 7 in Baseball America

PITCHING: Friday, USC LHP Jordan Montgomery, So., 2-0, 1.64 vs. Clemson RHP Daniel Gossett, Soph., 1-0, 0.77; Saturday, USC RHP Colby Holmes, Sr., 1-0, 1.46 vs. Clemson RHP Clate Schmidt, Fr., 1-0, 0.00; Sunday, USC LHP Nolan Belcher, Sr., 1-1, 3.86 vs. Clemson RHP Scott Firth, 2-0, 0.60

NOTES: The Gamecocks have won 18 of 24 games against the Tigers over the past six seasons. … First baseman LB Dantzler leads USC with a .542 BA, 3 HR and 13 RBIs, while 2B Steve Wilkerson is Clemson’s top hitter with a .429 BA, 1 HR and 7 RBIs. … The Tigers are 11-3 in games played at Fluor Field since 2007 but 0-2 against the Gamecocks there. … Jack Leggett has won 852 games as he’s starting his 20th season at Clemson. Chad Holbrook has won six games in his first season at USC.

Neil White

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