South Carolina's baseball team is gearing up for Opening Day at Founders Park, with a focus on a deep postseason run after being limited by injuries last season. Today's assessment delves into the team's infield, highlighting key returners and newcomers. Notable returners include catcher Cole Messina, first baseman Gavin Casas, middle infielder Will Tippett, and third baseman/catcher Talmadge LeCroy, along with Carson Hornung who is transitioning from the outfield. The group is known for its collective power at the plate, particularly Casas and Messina. Notable newcomers include Vanderbilt transfer Parker Noland and Jordan Carrion from Florida State. The biggest question remains about the starting roles for the middle infield spots, with Tippett likely to secure one place, leaving the other up for grabs.

By the Numbers
  • Cole Messina, Gavin Casas, Will Tippett, Talmadge LeCroy, and Carson Hornung are key returners for the infield
  • Parker Noland and Jordan Carrion are notable newcomers to watch
  • Talmadge LeCroy and Gavin Casas are known for their power at the plate
  • Parker Noland recorded a batting average of .277, with an OPS of .822, nine home runs, and 39 RBIs during his time at Vanderbilt
  • The starting roles for the middle infield spots are still uncertain
What's Next

The upcoming games will provide a clearer picture of how the infield roles will shape up, especially with the competition for the middle infield spots.

Bottom Line

The South Carolina baseball team's infield is filled with experienced returners and promising newcomers, setting the stage for an exciting season with potential standout performances from key players.