Setting Up The Series: South Carolina

Ole Miss travels to South Carolina this weekend for a piviotal SEC series. Both schools are 9-6 in league play. Go inside for more.

No. 16 Ole Miss (24-13, 9-6) at No. 10 South Carolina (27-10, 9-6)

Game Times

Friday - 5 p.m. (CST)

Saturday - 3 p.m. (CST)

Sunday - 11 a.m. (CST)

Radio and Video Access

All three games can be heard state-wide on the Ole Miss Radio Network and on Yahoo Sports. David Kellum will handle the play-by-play with Gary Darby providing color. There will be no Dot-TV this weekend. Saturday's contest is the FSN SEC Game of the Week. Sunday's game will be televised by CSS.

Last Time Out

Ole Miss has won six of its last seven conference games since breaking a five-game overall losing streak at Alabama three weeks ago. The Rebels took two-of-three from LSU last weekend in Oxford but fell to Mississippi State in a non-conference game Tuesday at Pearl. South Carolina went 5-0 last week with a pair of non-conference wins vs. Western Carolina (9-6) and Clemson (7-1) as well as a weekend sweep at Auburn. This is the first SEC home series for USC in three weeks. South Carolina was swept by Georgia in the first half of the mini road swing.

Series Info

South Carolina leads the overall series 23-15 and took two-of-three the last time the teams met in Columbia. The Gamecocks captured the first two, while Ole Miss avoided the sweep on Sunday. In 2007, the Rebels clinched the series with a Saturday win in Oxford, and USC fought back to salvage the Sunday match-up. Since 1999, the home team has taken two-out-of-three in this series. The teams didn't play in 2000 or 2001.

Scouting S. Carolina

Carolina leads the SEC in home runs on the year with 70 in 37 games. The Gamecocks are hitting .308 (403-for-1309) as a team and fielding .977 as a squad. The .977 mark also leads the conference. The Gamecock pitching staff owns a 3.78 ERA as a staff in 336 innings with 309 strikeouts to just 129 walks. South Carolina owns a 23-0 record when scoring six runs or more this season. The Gamecocks are also 23-0 when out-hitting its opponent and 25-0 after leading in eight innings. When the Gamecocks score first, they are 21-5 on the year as well. South Carolina is 9-6 in games decided by three runs or less. South Carolina continues to be impressive in 27 victories this season with a total of 254 runs in those wins. That averages to 9.4 runs per contest. 12 of the 26 wins on the year have featured at least 10 runs scored by the Gamecock offense.

Probable Pitchers

Friday -Lance Lynn, Jr. (RHP) 5-0, 3.21 ERA, 47.2 IP, 65 K, 13 BB

Mike Cisco, Jr. (RHP) 4-1, 4.35 ERA, 49.2 IP, 31 K, 10 BB

Saturday - Drew Pomeranz, Fr. (LHP) 3-1, 1.89 ERA, 38.0 IP, 46 K, 12 BB

Will Atwood, Jr. (LHP) 4-1, 4.17 ERA, 41.0 IP, 36 K, 18 BB

Sunday - Cody Satterwhite, Jr. (RHP) 3-2, 4.67 ERA, 44.1 IP, 31 K, 18 BB

Blake Cooper, So. (RHP) 4-3, 3.42 ERA, 50.0 IP, 26 K, 11 BB

Around the SEC

Mississippi State (3-12) at Alabama (6-9)

Tennessee (9-6) at Arkansas (5-9)

Auburn (6-9) at Vanderbilt (8-6)

Florida (9-6) at Kentucky (7-8)

Georgia (12-3) at LSU (6-9)

South Carolina's official athletic web site, GamecocksOnline.com, contributed to this report.

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