South Carolina players mob Will Sanders to celebrate winning the Columbia Regional (Aaron Fitt)


Fitt: Gamecocks weather storm, emerge more formidable than ever

SEC Extra

COLUMBIA, S.C. — If the old platitude is true, and adversity really does build character, then maybe South Carolina is better off now than it was back in the heady days of March and April, when it felt like the Gamecocks couldn’t lose a series. Almost nobody goes wire to wire in college baseball, and in recent years we’ve seen historically dominant regular-season teams fail to even reach the College World Series, with 2021 Arkansas and 2022 Tennessee being prime examples.

So when the injury bug hit South Carolina hard in the second half, and the Gamecocks finished the regular[…]