The No. 2 Florida Gators hit the road this weekend to kick off conference play against South Carolina at Fouders Park in Columbia.
Who: No. 2 Florida (16-3) vs. South Carolina (12-5)
Where: Founders Park, Columbia, South Carolina
Friday 7 pm – SEC Network + (Watch ESPN)
Saturday – 4 pm SEC Network + (Watch ESPN)
Sunday – 1 pm – ESPNU
Game 1: Jr. RHP Brady Singer (4-0, 2.08 ERA) vs. Jr. RHP Adam Hill (2-1, 3.91 ERA)
Game 2: Jr. RHP Jackson Kowar, Jr. (3-0, 2.05 ERA) vs. So. RHP Cody Morris (3-1, 4.05 ERA)
Game 3: So. RHP Tyler Dyson, So. (3-1, 1.07 ERA) vs. TBD
Notable Matchup: Brady Singer vs. Adam Hill
The two will battle on Friday night in a matchup of two of the best arms in the SEC. Hill comes into the contest sporting a SEC-best 16.83 strikeouts per 9 and is tied for second among starters allowing just 3.52 hits per nine.
Singer is seventh in the SEC with 26 innings pitched and fourth in the conference with a 1.04 walks per nine ratio.
South Carolina batters to watch:
LT Tolbert – .391, 2 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 17 RBI, .641 slg
TJ Hopkins – .328, 6 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 13 RBI
Madison Stokes – .475, 4 2B, 4 HR, 15 RBI, .875 slg
After a 7-5 start to the season the Gamecocks have won five games in a row. The Gators rebounded an 0-2 midweek with a 3-0 weekend sweep over Rhode Island.
For the Gators
Jonathan India is on a tear. Over the team’s last 10 games, India has a team-best slash of .500 / 1.125 / .594 with three 2B, four HR and seven RBI.