SC Moves Up To No. 5 In Latest Polls

Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina baseball team moved up to No. 5 in the Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball Polls released Monday afternoon. South Carolina is 6-0 this season and fresh off a weekend sweep over the Radford Highlanders. Carolina returns to action on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. hosting a three-game series vs. Niagara at Sarge Frye Field...

South Carolina swept a weekend series vs. Radford and outscored the Highlanders 43-8 in the three games ... Senior RHP Aaron Rawl improved to 2-0 with the win on Friday, he allowed no runs on six hits while striking out five on his way to the win ... Senior RHP Zac McCamie worked five innings to earn the win on Saturday ... McCamie fanned seven, scattered four hits and allowed one unearned run ... Freshman RHP Andrew Cruse earned his first career win on Sunday hurling a career-high five 1/3 innings of relief to pick up the victory ... Cruse allowed one run on four hits with two strikeouts and two walks ... Sophomore RHP Conor Lalor worked the final three innings of Sunday's game to pick up his first career save ... Lalor retired all nine batters he faced, five with strikeouts ... Junior INF Steven Tolleson continues to have the hot bat for the Gamecocks batting 8-for-13 (.615) with eight RBI this weekend vs. Radford ... Tolleson hit a two-run game-winning HR in Sunday's game and had two triples in Saturday's 16-4 win, the 12th player in USC history to record the feat ... Tolleson is batting a team-high .538 on the year (14-for-26) with three doubles, two triples, a home run and 14 RBI ... Five of six games this season Tolleson has recorded two or more hits including three games with three hits ... Junior OF Michael Campbell is also off to a strong start for Carolina ... Campbell batted 5-for-9 (.556) vs. Radford and is batting .524 on the year (11-for-21) on the season ... Senior OF Brendan Winn had USC's first multi-HR game of the year with two in Sunday's win over Radford ... Winn hit the Gamecocks' first grand slam of the year and a solo home run for five RBI in Sunday's win ... Winn has three homers on the year for Carolina ... Sophomore DH Jon Willard also had a solid weekend vs. Radford batting 7-for-12 (.583) ... In Friday's 20-0 win, the Gamecocks had 10 doubles on the afternoon, one short of the USC single-game record set last year vs. Charleston Southern ... South Carolina has homered in all six games this year with nine as a team on the season ... The Gamecocks are batting .353 as a team with 65 runs scored in six games and 10 or more hits in four of the six games played ... Carolina is also having success on the mound as the team owns a 1.83 ERA with 56 strikeouts and 11 walks allowed in 54 innings pitched on the year ... South Carolina faces Niagara University next weekend beginning on Friday afternoon at Sarge Frye Field ... This is Carolina's first meeting with the Purple Eagles.

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