Several Gamecock baseball players have earned preseason honors.
Sophomore catcher Grayson Greiner,
senior left-handed pitcher Tyler Webb, senior right-handed pitcher Colby Holmes
and sophomore left-handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery have been named to the 2013
Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America team as announced by Collegiate
Baseball Friday. Greiner was a
second-team selection with Holmes, Montgomery and Webb named to the third
Greiner returns after earning Freshman All-America honors
last season by Collegiate Baseball. He
was a SEC All-Freshman selection and hit six homers and 13 doubles with 32 RBI.
Webb, who garnered second-team Preseason All-America
honors earlier in the month from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers
Association, went 6-1 with a 1.56 ERA last year in 39 relief appearances.
Montgomery and Holmes both were starters last
season. Montgomery went 6-1 with a 3.62
ERA in 74.2 innings with Holmes going 7-2 with a 3.05 ERA in 79.2 innings. Montgomery also earned Freshman All-America
honors last years.
South Carolina is ranked No. 7 in the nation in the
Collegiate Baseball Preseason Top 40 announced Thursday.
The Gamecocks begin the 2013 season Feb. 15 hosting a three-game series against Liberty.