4:25 AM EDT, Sat May 30, 2015
Augusta Chronicle 9 hours ago

South Carolina baseball coach Chad Holbrook vows to get back to tournament in 2016

COLUMBIA — South Carolina baseball coach Chad Holbrook promised an offseason like no other so the Gamecocks would not endure another season like this one. South Carolina, which three years ago played for a third-straight national championship, missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 16 years. A team that started 17-3 after sweeping Kentucky to start Southeastern Conference play went 15-22 to finish at 32-25 and in the very unfamiliar spot: outside the national tournament. read more
Augusta Chronicle May 19, 2015

Gamecocks bounced in SEC Tournament opener

HOOVER, Ala. — Reggie McClain threw seven impressive innings to lead Missouri past South Carolina 5-1 on Tuesday in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. The seventh-seeded Tigers (30-26) face No. 2 Vanderbilt on Wednesday when the tournament moves to a double-elimination format. South Carolina (32-25) is eliminated and now in serious danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 16 years. read more
Augusta Chronicle May 18, 2015

South Carolina puts NCAA hopes on line in SEC tournament

South Carolina understands what’s at stake this week in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. The Gamecocks (32-24, 13-17 SEC) head into their first-round game today with Missouri (29-26, 15-15) at Hoover, Ala., knowing they need a productive week to reach the NCAA Tournament for a 16th consecutive season. An early elimination likely means they’ll be left out of the NCAA field for the first time since 1999. read more
Augusta Chronicle May 8, 2015

Palmetto State teams having down year in baseball

It’s been four decades since an NCAA baseball tournament did not include either Clemson or South Carolina. This year, the Palmetto State’s two powerhouse programs are having a tough time making a case for an invitation to the 64-team field. With little more than two weeks until the NCAA playoff teams are announced, the Tigers and Gamecocks are on the outside looking in. It’s a troubling place for the two proud programs that have combined for 10 College World Series trips since 2000. read more