South Carolina baseball players with big roles during SEC Tournament

COLUMBIA – Postseason, new season, right?

South Carolina certainly need to move past the struggles of the 2022 season thus far.

Somehow, the Gamecocks (27-27, 13-17 SEC) found a way into the SEC Tournament as the No. 10 seed, facing No. 7 Florida (35-20, 15-15) in a single elimination, first-round game Tuesday (2 pm, SEC Network) at The Met in Hoover, Alabama, in a rematch of a series that ended Saturday in Gainesville.

The Gators won the series, 2-1.

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Andrew Eyster

Needing to make a run to win the SEC Tournament and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament, here are five key players for South Carolina that will need to play big roles:

Michael Braswell

For USC, it’s going to start at the top of the lineup. Normally, Brandt Belk would be hitting the leadoff, but after crashing into the wall at Florida, it’s likely he won’t be ready by Tuesday. His absence makes how infielder Michael Braswell performs important.

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