South Carolina C Cole Messina waits at home plate to celebrate with his teammates. (Photo by Eddie Kelly/PRo Look)


Led by Messina, South Carolina finds its stride again

SEC Extra

HOOVER, Ala. — South Carolina sure did look out of gas as the regular season wound down. It lost its last six conference games, including three games in which it was blown out by Georgia on its home field. 

Along the way, it had gone from dreaming of hosting a regional at Founders park—it was 13-11 in league play entering the Georgia series with an RPI inside the top 15—to wondering if it might need to win a game at the SEC Tournament to ensure a spot in the NCAA Tournament at all. 

The South Carolina team that rolled into[…]