Spartans Host Jacksonville in Final Home Series of 2018

Spartans Host Jacksonville in Final Home Series of 2018

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Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate baseball team returns to ASUN Conference play this weekend as the Spartans close out the 2018 home schedule with a visit from Jacksonville. The series begins at 6 p.m. on Friday followed by a 2 p.m. contest on Saturday and the series finale on Sunday at 1 p.m.

USC Upstate will honor senior student-athletes Charlie Carpenter, Kevin Hickey, Devon Ortiz, Pat Raiff, Russell Schwertfeger and Blake Whitney prior to Saturday's game.

USC Upstate is 23-24-1 overall following a 12-10 win over Wofford at Harley Park on Wednesday. The Spartans trailed 7-1 after the fourth inning but outscored the Terriers 11-1 over the next four innings for a 12-8 lead. Wofford scored two runs in the ninth and had the bases loaded with two outs before a groundout ended the game.

The Spartans are 5-10 in ASUN contests after dropping two of three games at Lipscomb April 27-29. Lipscomb claimed the first two games of the series before Blake Whitney threw a complete game, three-hit shutout in a 2-0 win in the series finale.

Jacksonville heads to Harley Park with a 31-17 overall record after a 10-4 loss at No. 16 Florida State on Wednesday. The Dolphins are 8-6 in league play after losing a pair of games at Stetson last weekend as the series finale was cancelled due to weather.

The Dolphins lead the all-time series 18-9 after claiming all three games at Sessions Stadium last season. USC Upstate won two of three games at Harley Park to conclude the 2016 regular season.

Fans can follow the action with live stats via a link on www.upstatespartans.com. All three games will be streamed on ASUN.TV via Facebook Live. Updates will also be posted to the USC Upstate baseball Twitter page (@UpstateBSB).

USC Upstate travels to South Carolina on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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