CSU v. USC Game NotesMarch 3, 2009
By CSU Sports InformationThe Bucs game against the #18 Gamecocks of South Carolina will be the 71st matchup between the two programs. South Carolina comes into the contest off a big win over Clemson Univ., before facing Georgia State on March 3. USC is batting .298 as a team going into the GSU game, slightly better than CSU’s .288, but has played half as many games. Catcher Justin Dalles leads the Gamecocks with a .500 batting average, while left fielder DeAngelo Mack leads the team in both RBIs with 7, total bases with 13, and and runs with six. Starting pitcher, right hander Jay Brown will make his first appearance for the Gamecocks on the mound this season against CSU.
Complete Game Notes
The Bucs enter the game with an even record of 4-4 after dropping their most recent game to Xavier. The Bucs have had a slight up and down ride so far this season taking big advantage wins and also giving up some big losses. Freshman third basemen Patrick Dolan is the sole freshman to start for the Bucs this season and is proving he can live up to the challenge. Dolan leads the Bucs with a .448 average with13 hits on 49 at-bats. Not only is Dolan making it to base but he has had 6 hits for extra bases, including a triple.
Senior second basemen Kory Morian had a productive week entering the Xavier game on a six game hitting streak. Morian broke that streak against Xavier, but has 4 RBIs on 9 hits so far this season.
Sophomore right handed pitcher Anthony Markham currently leads the Bucs with 16 strikeouts in 12.0 innings, but has also allowed 14 hits. The 12 innings Markham has seen is, however, 4 more than any other pitcher on the CSU roster. Starting pitcher for the USC game, senior TJ Green, enters the game with a 1-0 record and 0.00 era. Green has allowed only one hit ad one run in his 5.0 innings and struck out three.