Tonight’s matchup between South Carolina and Arkansas will probably come down to whether or not the Gamecocks can hit DJ Baxendale.
The right-handed Junior from Jacksonville, Arkansas will face the Gamecocks for the 2nd time this season. For the year Baxendale is 8-5 with a 3.07 ERA in 19 starts.
Over 102.2 innings, Baxendale gave up 93 hits, 42 runs and 35 earned runs. He ranked 6th in the SEC during the regular season with 89 strikeouts.
Baxendale pitched in a Sunday match-up against South Carolina in Fayetteville during the regular season and went 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 runs with 1 walk and 7 strikeouts.
Let’s hope the Gamecocks get to DJ early and keep the streak alive.