33 Home Games Slated For Defending Champions…
South Carolina has released its 2012 college baseball schedule. The two-time defending national champions open their season by playing seven straight and 14 of their first 16 games at home.
The season starts Feb. 17-19 with a three game series against VMI. Elon visits for three games the second weekend of the season, and Presbyterian travels to Columbia for a mid week game on Feb. 28.
The Gamecocks play a three game series vs. arch rival Clemson March 2-6. The three games will be played in three different cities. The first game is in neutral site Charleston, SC, South Carolina hosts game two and the series finale is at Clemson.
A three game series vs. Princeton March 9-11 comprises the bulk of a six game homestand from March 7-14.
SEC play begins March 16-18 with a trip to Kentucky. Other conference road series are at Vanderbilt, Auburn, Arkansas, and Georgia. Conference home series are against Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Alabama, and LSU. The Gamecocks do not face SEC rival Ole Miss in 2012.