Joey Pankake (Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports)
Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The University Of South Carolina released their 2014 Baseball schedule Monday.
The Gamecocks will host 37 games at Carolina Stadium, and will open their season February 14th with a three-game home stand against Bucknell.
The first meeting of the Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers happens three-location series starting February 28th in Columbia. Saturday's game in the series will be played at Fluor Field, home of the Greenville Drive, and will conclude on Sunday at Clemson.
USC will open their SEC conference games March 14th against Ole Miss, with the Rebels' first visit to the Midlands since 2010.
South Carolina also hosts Tennessee (Mar. 28-Mar. 30), Florida (April 11-13), Alabama (April 25-27) and Missouri (May 9-11).
SEC three-game series opponents on the road are Kentucky (Mar. 21-23), Arkansas (April 4-6), Auburn (April 18-20), Georgia (May 2-4) and Vanderbilt (May 15-17).
See the attached PDF of the full 2014 Gamecocks Baseball Schedule.
The Gamecocks return seven position starters from a year ago. Returnees include junior infielder/outfielder Joey Pankake (.311-11-42), junior catcher Grayson Greiner (.298-4-38), junior outfielder Connor Bright (.288-4-22), junior outfielder Tanner English (.283-1-25), sophomore infielder Max Schrock (.282-6-39), junior first baseman Kyle Martin (.288-2-10) and senior designated hitter Brison Celek (.307-1-18).
Also back from last year's weekend rotation is junior left-hander Jordan Montgomery (6-1, 1.48 ERA) and freshman left-hander Jack Wynkoop (7-3, 3.09 ERA). Greiner played this past summer for Team USA and was a 2013 second-team All-SEC selection. Schrock and Wynkoop both earned Freshman All-America honors.