2012 South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team

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2012 South Carolina Gamecocks baseball
USC baseball logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
2012 record 49–20 (18–11 SEC)
Head coach Ray Tanner (16th year)
Assistant coach Chad Holbrook (4th year)
Assistant coach Jerry Meyers (2nd/10th year)
Assistant coach Sammy Esposito (5th year)
Home stadium Carolina Stadium
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Eastern
#2 South Carolina xy 18 11   .621     49 20   .710
#6 Florida y 18 12   .600     47 20   .701
#19 Kentucky y 18 12   .600     45 18   .714
#25 Vanderbilt y 16 14   .533     35 28   .556
Georgia 14 15   .483     31 26   .544
Tennessee 8 22   .267     24 31   .436
Western
#11 LSU xy 19 11   .633     47 18   .723
#3 Arkansas y 16 14   .533     46 22   .676
Mississippi State y 16 14   .533     40 24   .625
Ole Miss y 14 16   .467     37 26   .587
Auburn 13 17   .433     31 28   .525
Alabama 9 21   .300     21 34   .382
x – Division champion
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship
As of June 26, 2012[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll

The 2012 South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team represented the University of South Carolina in the 2012 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Gamecocks played their home games in Carolina Stadium. The team was coached by Ray Tanner, who was in his sixteenth season at Carolina.

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

2012 South Carolina Gamecocks roster
 

Pitchers

  • 6 Joel Seddon - Freshman
  • 10 Drake Thomason - Freshman
  • 14 Evan Beal - Freshman
  • 15 Nolan Belcher - Junior
  • 22 Matt Price - Junior
  • 23 Vince Fiori - Freshman
  • 25 Adam Westmoreland - Junior
  • 27 Forrest Koumas - Sophomore
  • 29 Michael Roth - Senior
  • 32 Ethan Carter - Junior
  • 34 Jordan Montgomery - Freshman
  • 35 Logan Munson - Senior
  • 36 Hunter Privette - Junior
  • 38 Tyler Webb - Junior
  • 39 Patrick Sullivan - Junior
  • 44 Colby Holmes - Junior
 

Infielders

  • 4 Connor Bright - Freshman
  • 8 TJ Costen - Freshman
  • 9 Joey Pankake - Freshman
  • 13 Christian Walker - Junior
  • 16 Chase Vergason - Junior
  • 19 Tanner Lovick - Junior
  • 20 LB Dantzler - Junior
  • 24 Brison Celek - Sophomore
  • 30 Erik Payne - Sophomore
  • 33 Kyle Martin - Freshman
 

Catchers

  • 5 Patrick Harrington - Freshman
  • 18 Dante Rosenberg - Junior
  • 21 Grayson Greiner - Freshman

Outfielders

  • 3 Tanner English - Freshman
  • 11 Sean Sullivan - Junior
  • 17 Seth Constable - Freshman
  • 26 Adam Matthews - Senior
  • 31 Evan Marzilli - Junior
 

2012 South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball Roster & Bios http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/scar-m-basebl-mtt.html

Coaching Staff[edit]

2012 South Carolina Gamecocks baseball coaching staff
  • 1 Ray Tanner - Head Coach - 16 years
  • 2 Chad Holbrook - Assistant Coach - 4 years
  • 12 Jerry Meyers - Assistant Coach - 2 years / 10 years
  • 41 Sammy Esposito - Assistant Coach - 5 years
  • 55 Drew Meyer - Assistant Coach - Undergraduate

2012 South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball Coaches & Bios http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/scar-m-basebl-mtt.html#coaches

Schedule[edit]

2012 South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Post-Season

2012 South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball Schedule http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/scar-m-basebl-sched.html

Honors and Awards[edit]

  • Michael Roth was named 2011-12 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Male Scholar-Athlete Of The Year.[2]
  • Jordan Montgomery was named SEC Freshman of the Week on April 9.[3]
  • Grayson Greiner was named SEC Freshman of the Week on April 16.[4]
  • Michael Roth was named First-Team Capital One Academic All-American.[5]
  • Michael Roth was named SEC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.[6]
  • Christian Walker was named First Team All-SEC, Matt Price was named Second Team All-SEC, Tanner English, Grayson Greiner and Joey Pankake were named Freshman All-SEC, and Michael Roth and Evan Marzilli were named Defensive All-SEC.[7]
  • Adam Matthews was named MVP of the NCAA Columbia Regional. LB Dantzler, Colby Holmes, Jordan Montgomery, Joey Pankake and Chase Vergason were also named to the All-Tournament team.[8]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Final 
Coaches'[9] 2 2* 3 3 3 8 10 10 9 8 5 3 3 2 4 6 - - 2 
Baseball America[10] 3 3 3 3 3 8 11 11 10 9 7 5 4 2 7 7 - - 2 
Collegiate Baseball^[11] 2 2 2 2 2 6 14 18 18 13 7 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 
NCBWA[12] 2 2 3 3 3 6 9 8 7 6 4 3 3 1 5 6 5 4 2

^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* Coaches' does not release a week 1 poll so for comparison purposes the pre-season poll ranking is inserted in the week 1 slot.

Gamecocks in the 2012 MLB Draft[edit]

The following members of the South Carolina Gamecocks baseball program were drafted in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.


Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Christian Walker 1B 4th 132nd Baltimore Orioles
Matt Price RHP 7th 222nd Baltimore Orioles
Evan Marzilli OF 8th 273rd Arizona Diamondbacks
Michael Roth LHP 9th 297th Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Adam Matthews OF 29th 892nd Cincinnati Reds

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