Saturday, February 16, 2019

State schedule, Saturday, Feb. 16

Spartanburg Methodist at Southern Union State, 11 a.m.
Erskine JV at Anderson JV, DH, noon
Goldey-Beacom at Limestone, DH, noon
Nova Southeastern at North Greenville, DH, noon
Virginia Wise at Southern Wesleyan, noon
Southeastern at USC Beaufort, noon
UNC Asheville at College of Charleston, noon
Bluefield State at Claflin, 1 p.m.
Guilford Tech at USC Union, DH, 1 p.m.
Kentucky Wesleyan at Newberry, DH, 1 p.m.
Morehead State at Furman, 1 p.m.
Ohio at Wofford, DH, 1 p.m.
South Alabama at Clemson, DH, 1 p.m.
Toledo at Winthrop, DH, 1 p.m.
Young Harris at Lander, DH, 1 p.m.
John A. Logan College vs. Spartanburg Methodist, Wadley, AL, 1:30 p.m.
Delaware State at The Citadel, 2 p.m.
Flagler at Francis Marion, 2 p.m.
Florida Southern at USC Aiken, 2 p.m.
Kansas at USC Upstate, 2 p.m.
Ohio at Wofford, 2 p.m.
Presbyterian at Alabama, DH, 2 p.m.
Liberty at South Carolina, 3 p.m.
La Salle at Charleston Southern, 4 p.m.
Patrick Henry at Florence-Darlington Tech, DH, 4 p.m.
Brittain Resorts Invitational
Springs Brooks Stadium, Conway
Campbell vs. Virginia Commonwealth, 11 a.m.
Maryland at Coastal Carolina, 3 p.m.
Riley Park, Sumter
Wake Tech at USC Sumter, 11 a.m.
Harford at USC Sumter, 2 p.m.
Harford vs. Wake Tech, 5 p.m.
Lexington County Baseball Stadium, Lexington
Rider vs. Butler, 6 p.m.
Canceled
Alderson Broaddus at Coker, DH

Friday, February 15, 2019

State scoreboard, Friday, Feb. 15

As I mentioned in my Thursday post, my family situation is going to force curtailed coverage for the foreseeable future. I apologize.

Alabama 7, Presbyterian 2 -
Claflin 8, Bluefield State 1 -
Clemson 6, South Alabama 2 -
College of Charleston 9, UNC Asheville 0 -
Delaware State 3, The Citadel 1 -
Dyersburg State 10, Spartanburg Methodist 5 -
East Georgia 9, USC Salkehatchie 3, G1 -
East Georgia 19, USC Salkehatchie 6, G2
Florida Southern 6, USC Aiken 5 -
Francis Marion 12, Flagler 9, 11 innings -
Kansas 9, USC Upstate 5 -
La Salle 6, Charleston Southern 3 -
Liberty 6, South Carolina 5, 11 innings -
Limestone 5, Goldey-Beacom 4, G1 -
Goldey-Beacom 5, Limestone 0, G2 -
Morehead State 6, Furman 3 -
North Greenville 17, Nova Southeastern 1 -
Southeastern 12, USC Beaufort 2, G1 -
Southeastern 31, USC Beaufort 0, G2 -
Southern Wesleyan 6, Virginia Wise 3, G1 -
Southern Wesleyan 4, Virginia Wise 3, G2 -
Toledo 5, Winthrop 4 -
Wingate 5, Erskine 3, G1 -
Wingate 5, Erskine 4, G2 -
Wofford 2, Ohio 0 -
Young Harris 12, Lander 9 -
Brittain Resorts Invitational
Springs Brooks Stadium, Conway
Campbell 10, Maryland 6
Coastal Carolina 10, Virginia Commonwealth 8 -
Lexington County Baseball Stadium, Lexington
Rider 9, Butler 4

Canceled
USC Lancaster at USC Union

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Can we talk?

The health-related issue for a family member I mentioned in my post of Sunday, Feb. 10 has accelerated faster than any of us expected. You've probably noticed  that I didn't tag any individual performances in my daily scorelists the last three days.

Things are changing pretty rapidly, so my posts and score Tweets could drop off or even cease with little or no notice. Sometimes the updates may be late at night. I know you understand.

RJ

State schedule, Feb. 15-17

Ten of South Carolina's NCAA Division I teams begin their season on home venues today as the college baseball schedule hits full stride. I

Presbyterian (at Alabama) is the only state DI team opening its season with at road series.

Clemson (vs. South Carolina), Coastal Carolina (vs. Virginia Commonwealth) and South Carolina (vs. Liberty) open bids to return to NCAA tournament.

Coastal Carolina is playing host to the Brittain Resorts Invitational. meeting Maryland on Saturday and Campbell on Sunday.

USC Sumter plays host to Wake Tech and Harford for a round-robin event at Riley Park on Saturday and Sunday.

North Greenville has a home series with Nova Southeastern in a pairing of nationally ranked NCAA Division II teams.

Elsewhere, Spartanburg Methodist's schedule in a tournament in Wadley, Ala., has been compressed from three days to two because of weather concerns.

Start times for Friday's home games for Furman and USC Aiken have been changed because of weather concerns,.

Friday, February 15
USC Salkehatchie at East Georgia, DH, noon
Southeastern at USC Beaufort, DH, 1 p.m.
USC Lancaster at USC Union, 1 p.m.
Erskine at Wingate, DH, 2 p.m
Virginia Wise at Southern Wesleyan, DH, 2 p.m.
Bluefield State at Claflin, 3 p.m.
Florida Southern at USC Aiken, 3 p.m.
Nova Southeastern at North Greenville, 3:30 p.m.
Delaware State at The Citadel, 4 p.m.
Kansas at USC Upstate, 4 p.m.
Liberty at South Carolina, 4 p.m.
Morehead State at Furman, 4 p.m.
Presbyterian at Alabama, 4 p.m.
South Alabama at Clemson, 4 p.m.
Spartanburg Methodist vs. Dyersburg State, Wadley, AL, 4 p.m.
Toledo at Winthrop, 4 p.m.
UNC Asheville at College of Charleston, 4 p.m.
Ohio at Wofford, 5 p.m.
Young Harris at Lander, 5 p.m.
Flagler at Francis Marion, 6 p.m.
La Salle at Charleston Southern, 6 p.m.
Brittain Resorts Invitational
Springs Brooks Stadium, Conway
Maryland vs. Campbell, 11 a.m.
Virginia Commonwealth at Coastal Carolina, 4 p.m.
Lexington County Baseball Stadium, Lexington
Rider vs. Butler, 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 16
Spartanburg Methodist at Southern Union State, 11 a.m.
Erskine JV at Anderson JV, DH, noon
Goldey-Beacom at Limestone, DH, noon
Nova Southeastern at North Greenville, DH, noon
Virginia Wise at Southern Wesleyan, noon
Southeastern at USC Beaufort, noon
UNC Asheville at College of Charleston, noon
Bluefield State at Claflin, 1 p.m.
Guilford Tech at USC Union, DH, 1 p.m.
Kentucky Wesleyan at Newberry, DH, 1 p.m.
Morehead State at Furman, 1 p.m.
Ohio at Wofford, DH, 1 p.m.
South Alabama at Clemson, DH, 1 p.m.
Toledo at Winthrop, DH, 1 p.m.
Young Harris at Lander, DH, 1 p.m.
John A. Logan College vs. Spartanburg Methodist, Wadley, AL, 1:30 p.m.
Delaware State at The Citadel, 2 p.m.
Flagler at Francis Marion, 2 p.m.
Florida Southern at USC Aiken, 2 p.m.
Kansas at USC Upstate, 2 p.m.
Ohio at Wofford, 2 p.m.
Presbyterian at Alabama, DH, 2 p.m.
Liberty at South Carolina, 3 p.m.
La Salle at Charleston Southern, 4 p.m.
Patrick Henry at Florence-Darlington Tech, DH, 4 p.m.
Brittain Resorts Invitational
Springs Brooks Stadium, Conway
Campbell vs. Virginia Commonwealth, 11 a.m.
Maryland at Coastal Carolina, 3 p.m.
Riley Park, Sumter
Wake Tech at USC Sumter, 10 a.m.
Harford at USC Sumter, 1 p.m.
Harford vs. Wake Tech, 4 p.m.
Lexington County Baseball Stadium, Lexington
Rider vs. Butler, 6 p.m.
Canceled
Alderson Broaddus at Coker, DH

Sunday, February 17
Patrick Henry at Florence-Darlington Tech, noon
Bluefield State at Claflin, 1 p.m.
Delaware State at The Citadel, 1 p.m.
East Georgia at USC Salkehatchie, DH, 1 p.m.
Flagler at Francis Marion, 1 p.m.
Florida Southern at USC Aiken, 1 p.m.
Kansas at USC Upstate, 1 p.m.
Kentucky Wesleyan at Newberry, DH, 1 p.m.
La Salle at Charleston Southern, 1 p.m.
Morehead State at Furman, 1 p.m.
UNC Asheville at College of Charleston, 1 p.m.
Liberty at South Carolina, 1:30 p.m.
Brittain Resorts Invitational
Springs Brooks Stadium, Conway
Virginia Commonwealth vs. Maryland, 11 a.m.
Campbell at Coastal Carolina, 3 p.m.
Riley Park, Sumter
Harford at USC Sumter, 10 a.m
Harford vs. Wake Tech, 1 p.m.
Wake Tech at USC Sumter, 4 p.m.
Lexington County Baseball Stadium, Lexington
Rider vs. Butler, 11 a.m.
Canceled
Anderson Broaddus at Coker, DH
Moved to Feb. 15
Goldey-Beacom at Limestone, DH
Moved to Feb. 16
Ohio at Wofford
Presbyterian at Alabama
South Alabama at Clemson
Toledo at Winthrop
Young Harris at Lander

S.C. Division I baseball team capsules, 2019

* All predicted finishes are based on preseason voting by respective league coaches.

* USC Upstate moves from the Atlantic Sun Conference to the Big South Conference.

Charleston Southern
Coach: Adam Ward
Career record: 41-64
2018 record: 19-35 (10-17 Big South)
Coaches 2019 prediction: 6th in Big South
Games against other state teams: 21 (Clemson 1, College of Charleston 4, Presbyterian 3, South Carolina 1, The Citadel 4, USC Upstate 4, Winthrop 3, Wofford 1)

Clemson
Coach: Monte Lee
Career record: 133-57  at Clemson, 409-202 overall
2018 record: 47-16 (22-8 ACC), lost in NCAA Clemson Regional
Coaches 2019 prediction: 3rd in ACC Atlantic Division
Games against other state teams: 12 (Charleston Southern 1, Coastal Carolina 2, College of Charleston 2, Furman 2, South Carolina 3, The Citadel 1, Winthrop 1)

Coastal Carolina
Coach: Gary Gilmore
Career record: 927-476-1 at Coastal, 1,180-578-3 overall
2018 record: 43-19 (23-7 Sun Belt), lost in NCAA Conway Regional
Coaches 2019 prediction: 1st in Sun Belt East Division
Games against other state teams:  4 (Clemson 2, College of Charleston 2)

College of Charleston
Coach: Chad Holbrook
Career record: 36-19 at Charleston, 236-125 overall
2018 record: 36-19 (15-8 CAA)
Coaches 2019 prediction: 4th in CAA
Games against other state teams: 14 (Charleston Southern 4, Clemson 2, Coastal Carolina 2, Fuman 3, The Citadel 3)

Furman
Coach: Brett Harker
Career record: 57-56
2018 record: 24-28 (9-12 SoCon)
Coaches 2019 prediction: 7th in SoCon
Games against other state teams: 17 (Clemson 2, College of Charleston 3, South Carolina 2, The Citadel 3, USC Upstate 2, Winthrop 2, Wofford 3)

Presbyterian
Coach: Elton Pollock
Career record: 235-378-1
2018 record: 15-39 (8-19 Big South)
Coaches 2019 prediction: 7th in Big South
Games against other state teams: 12 (Charleston Southern 3, South Carolina 1, USC Upstate 3, Winthrop 3, Wofford 2)

South Carolina
Coach: Mark Kingston
Career record: 37-26 at USC, 310-206-1 overall
2018 record: 37-26 (17-13 SEC), lost in NCAA Fayetteville Super Regional
Coaches 2019 prediction: 4th in SEC East Division
Games against other state schools: 11 (Charleston Southern 1, Clemson 3, Furman 2, Presbyterian 1, The Citadel 2, USC Upstate 1, Winthrop 1)

The Citadel
Coach: Tony Skole
Career record: 19-34 at The Citadel, 585 629-1 overall
2018 record: 19-34 (8-16 SoCon)
Coaches 2019 prediction:  8th in SoCon
Games against other state schools: 18 (Charleston Southern 4, Clemson 1, College of Charleston 3, Furman 3, South Carolina 2, Winthrop 2, Wofford 3)

USC Upstate
Coach: Matt Fincher
Career record: 475-667-1
2018 record: 23-28-1 (5-14 Atlantic Sun)
Coaches 2019 prediction: 9th in Big South
Games against other state schools: 15 (Charleston Southern 4, Furman 2, Presbyterian 3, South Carolina 1, Winthrop 3, Wofford 2)

Winthrop
Coach: Tom Riginos
Career record: 219-232
2018 record: 25-31 (15-12 Big South)
Coaches 2019 prediction: Tied for 3rd in Big South
Games against other state schools: 16 (Charleston Southern 3, Clemson 1, Furman 2, Presbyterian 3, South Carolina 1, The Citadel 2, USV Upstate 3, Wofford 1

Wofford
Coach: Todd Interdonato
Career record: 287-337
2018 record: 36-23 (15-9 SoCon)
Coaches 2019 prediction: 5th in SoCon
Games against other state schools: 12 (Charleston Southern 1, Furman 3, Presbyterian 2, The Citadel 3, USC Upstate 2, Winthrop 1)