Behind the Mound: Gamecocks Brace for End of Season

Joseph Bender, Sports Editor

After a hectic and eventful year of College Baseball the 2021 season is starting to come to an end, with only two weeks remaining of conference play before conference tournaments and NCAA Regionals and the NCAA Tournament, which leads to Omaha, Nebraska, the capital of College Baseball.  

In these final two weeks of regular season play teams are going to be fighting for regional seeding and a chance to be in tournaments, and it all starts with finishing out your season in the right way and getting back-to-back series wins, along with winning the midweeks.  

The South Carolina baseball team will look to do exactly that, as the Yardcocks travel to Lexington, Kentucky to play the inconsistent Wildcats in the heart of the bluegrass and then returning home for the final midweek of the season against Appalachian State and one of the biggest weekends of the Gamecocks’ season so far, hosting the hot Tennessee Volunteers who will be coming off of a HUGE series against the #1 team in the land, the Arkansas Razorbacks in a full capacity Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Knoxville.  

The challenge is clear, win the next two weeks and you’ve set yourself up well to compete in regionals and move on to the big dog showdown tournament in Omaha. You’ve chased this moment of heading back to the Midwest for years, and the opportunity is here for the Gamecocks if they can win out and compete favorably in the mighty SEC Tournament in Hoover.  

These next two weeks will determine how much longer the Gamecocks’ season is, as it could last until mid-summer or end shortly at the beginning of June. The Yardcocks and Mark Kingston will have to wait and see what happens.