Entering Wednesday’s doubleheader at Beckham Field, coach Beverly Smith and her South Carolina softball team knew that they still had an outside shot at an SEC tournament berth, but a loss could crush those aspirations in an instant.
The USC women’s tennis team got out to a strong start in its first match of the SEC tournament, winning the doubles point to take an early lead. But eighth-seed South Carolina couldn’t keep the advantage, falling 4-3 to 39th-ranked Ole Miss in the second round.
The South Carolina men’s golf team finished second to Alabama at the 2013 SEC Championship held this weekend in St. Simons Island, Ga. The team was two strokes away from winning the program’s first SEC title, and a school record was set for the lowest 54-hole SEC Championship score.
After sustaining a number of injuries to his pitching staff throughout the season, coach Chad Holbrook feels his South Carolina rotation is finally getting healthy at this crucial point in the 2013 campaign.
After being on campus for less than a year, Sarah Schmelzel has come into her own as a collegiate golfer. The freshman has led the women’s golf team in scoring in the past two tournaments.