Columbia SC weather forecast changes SC vs Texas baseball

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South Carolina hosts No. 1 Texas this weekend.

Special to the State

The South Carolina and Texas weekend baseball series has been adjusted due to upcoming weather conditions.

Game 1 originally scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. was moved to 1 p.m. as thunderstorms are expected that night, according to a press release.

No other changes have yet been made to the three-game game at Columbia.

South Carolina heads into the weekend after losing four straight games, including a game on Tuesday against a 3-9 Xavier team. USC was also swept by arch-rival Clemson last weekend in a three-game split between Columbia and Clemson.

Texas, too, has had its recent problems. UT lost a Wednesday night game to Texas State in Austin after narrowly escaping the Bobcats in San Marcos the day before.

The Longhorns also announced Thursday morning that Sunday’s starter, Tanner Whitt, will miss the rest of the season with a UCL tear that required Tommy John’s surgery.

South Carolina was swept by Texas in Austin last spring, losing all three games by a combined score of 15-6.

How to Watch the South Carolina vs. Texas 1 Baseball Game

Or: Founders Park, Colombia

When: Friday, 1 p.m.

Look: Broadcast on SEC Network Plus

Weather (by National Weather Service): Chance of rain and thunderstorms (70%) around 7 p.m., minimum around 57 degrees

Projected Pitchers: Will Sanders, South Carolina; Pete HansenTexas

This story was originally published March 10, 2022 4:51 p.m.

Ben Portnoy is the football beats writer for the in-state South Carolina Gamecocks. He is a five-time winner of the Associated Press Sports Editors Award and has been recognized by the Mississippi Press Association and the National Sports Media Association. Portnoy previously covered Mississippi State for the Columbus Commercial Dispatch and Indiana football for the Journal Gazette in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

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