Spartans Host Bulldogs in Midweek Doubleheader

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Spartanburg, S.C. - The USC Upstate softball team will renew its rivalry with Gardner-Webb when the Spartans play host to the Bulldogs Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in a non-conference doubleheader at Cyrill Stadium.

Upstate and Gardner-Webb have played 34 times. The Spartans own the all-time lead in the series by a stout 32-2 margin. Upstate is 9-1 against GWU since joining the Division I ranks in 2008 and has won the last eight games in the series.

Upstate enters the doubleheader with a 6-0 record. The Spartans opened the season with four wins and the championship of the Subway Upstate Classic Feb. 8-10. Upstate then claimed a pair of wins last weekend in the Firehouse Subs Spartan Invitational before the final two days were canceled because of snow. Gardner-Webb stands 0-2 on the year after dropping its season-opening doubleheader against Furman. The midweek doubleheader is the first of the season for Upstate after hosting a pair of weekend tournaments to open the 2013 season at Cyrill Stadium.

Fans can follow the action online at upstatespartans.com. Live video of both games is available for free on ASun.TV, while free live statistics will be available for both contests. A complete game recap and game statistics will be available following the completion of the doubleheader.