2018 USC Upstate Baseball News

  • Spartans Defeat Florida Gulf Coast in Series Opener
    April 20, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. -  Charlie Carpenter hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth inning as USC Upstate held off a ninth inning comeback by Florida Gulf Coast for a 7-6 win in ASUN Conference action at Harley Park on Friday night.
  • Spartans Return to Harley Park for Weekend Series against Florida Gulf Coast
    April 19, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – After playing their last two ASUN weekend series on the road, the USC Upstate baseball team returns to the friendly confines of Cleveland S. Harley Park as Florida Gulf Coast visits for a league series. The series begins on Friday at 6 p.m. followed by a 2 p.m. game on Saturday and the series finale at Noon on Sunday. 
  • Spartans Use Second Inning Outburst to Complete Season Sweep of Winthrop
    April 18, 2018
    Rock Hill, S.C. – USC Upstate used a five-run second inning to take control and never looked back in a 7-1 win over Winthrop in non-conference action on Wednesday evening at The Winthrop Ballpark.
  • Schwertfeger’s Big Night Lifts Spartans Past North Carolina A&T
    April 17, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate senior outfielder Russell Schwertfeger hit a pair of home runs, including a grand slam in the fourth inning, as USC Upstate defeated North Carolina A&T 9-5 in non-conference action on Tuesday evening at Harley Park. 
  • Spartans Battle N.C. A&T, Winthrop in Midweek Contests
    April 16, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Following an ASUN road series win last weekend, the USC Upstate baseball team will look to continue its momentum as the Spartans host North Carolina A&T on Tuesday before making the short trip to Winthrop on Wednesday. Both games are scheduled for a 6 p.m. first pitch. 
  • Spartans Sweep Doubleheader against NJIT
    April 14, 2018
    Newark, N.J. – The USC Upstate baseball team swept a doubleheader against NJIT on Saturday, claiming the opener 9-7 thanks to a pair of ninth inning runs followed by a 9-1 victory in the nightcap at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. 
  • Highlanders Claim Series Opener over USC Upstate
    April 13, 2018
    Newark, N.J. – The NJIT Highlanders used a three-run fourth inning to break a 2-2 tie as they defeated USC Upstate 7-3 at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium on Friday evening
  • Spartans Face NJIT in ASUN Series this Weekend
    April 12, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate Spartans will play their second consecutive ASUN Conference series on the road this weekend as the Spartans travel to Newark, N.J. to face NJIT at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. The series begins on Friday evening at 6 p.m. followed by a 1 p.m. contest on Saturday and the series finale at Noon on Sunday.
  • First Inning Outburst Lifts Gardner-Webb over USC Upstate
    April 11, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs scored five runs with two outs in the first inning as they defeated USC Upstate 8-2 in non-conference action at Harley Park on Wednesday evening.
  • Spartans Complete Season Sweep of UNC Asheville
    April 10, 2018
    Asheville, N.C. – USC Upstate earned a season sweep of UNC Asheville on Tuesday evening as the Spartans defeated the Bulldogs 10-3 at Greenwood Baseball Field.
  • Spartans Face UNC Asheville, Gardner-Webb in Weeknight Rematches
    April 09, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – For the second straight week the USC Upstate baseball team will face UNC Asheville and Gardner-Webb in midweek clashes, except this time the home sites will be reversed. The Spartans will travel up Interstate 26 on Tuesday to face UNC Asheville before welcoming Gardner-Webb to Harley Park on Wednesday. Both games are scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
  • Spartans Drop Pair at North Florida
    April 08, 2018
    Jacksonville, Fla. – The North Florida Ospreys completed a series sweep of USC Upstate on Sunday as they claimed a 13-6 win in a suspended game from Saturday followed by a 3-2 win in the series finale.
  • Inclement Weather Forces Suspension of Baseball Contest at North Florida
    April 07, 2018
    Jacksonville, Fla. – Thunderstorms delayed and ultimately halted play for USC Upstate and North Florida at Harmon Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The game was halted in the top of the fifth inning with two outs and North Florida holding a 12-2 lead. The teams will resume the suspended game at Noon on Sunday.
  • North Florida Claims Series Opener over Spartans
    April 06, 2018
    Jacksonville, Fla. – The North Florida Ospreys scored one run in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings in a 3-0 win over USC Upstate on Friday evening at Harmon Stadium.
  • Spartans Open ASUN Road Slate against North Florida
    April 05, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – After opening the ASUN Conference portion of the schedule at Harley Park last weekend, USC Upstate will take to the road this weekend as the Spartan baseball team travels to North Florida for a three-game series. The series begins on Friday at 6:05 p.m. followed by a 2:05 contest on Saturday and the finale at 1:05 p.m. Sunday.
  • Spartans Drop Road Contest to Gardner-Webb
    April 04, 2018
    Boiling Springs, N.C. – Gardner-Webb scored five runs in the first four innings as the Runnin’ Bulldogs claimed a 6-3 win over USC Upstate on Wednesday at John Henry Moss Stadium.
  • Spartans Use Seventh Inning Runs to Defeat UNC Asheville
    April 03, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate scored four unearned runs in the seventh inning to break a 5-5 tie as the Spartans defeated UNC Asheville 9-5 in a non-conference matchup at Harley Park on Tuesday evening.
  • Spartans Face UNC Asheville, Gardner-Webb in Midweek Contests
    April 02, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate baseball team will face a pair of Big South Conference opponents this week as the Spartans welcome UNC Asheville on Tuesday before traveling to Gardner-Webb on Wednesday. Both games are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. 
  • Owls Claim Series Finale over Spartans
    March 31, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Kennesaw State claimed an ASUN series win thanks to a 5-2 defeat of USC Upstate at Harley Park on Saturday afternoon.
  • Spartans Down Kennesaw State
    March 30, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Andres Kim drove in three runs to lead the USC Upstate baseball team to a 9-3 win over Kennesaw State in ASUN Conference action on Friday night at Harley Park.
  • Spartans Drop ASUN Opener to Kennesaw State
    March 29, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Kennesaw State scored nine runs in the final four innings as the Owls defeated USC Upstate 9-4 in the ASUN Conference opener for both teams at Harley Park on Thursday evening.
  • Spartans Open Conference Slate against Kennesaw State
    March 28, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – After playing the first 26 games of the 2018 season against non-conference opponents, the USC Upstate baseball team will open ASUN Conference play this weekend as the Spartans host Kennesaw State in a three-game series.
  • Spartans Fall at North Carolina A&T
    March 27, 2018
    Greensboro, N.C. – North Carolina A&T scored six unanswered runs as the Aggies defeated USC Upstate 6-1 at War Memorial Stadium on Tuesday evening.
  • Hickey Named ASUN Pitcher of the Week
    March 26, 2018
    LakePoint, Ga. – USC Upstate senior Kevin Hickey has been named the ASUN Pitcher of the Week, league officials announced on Monday afternoon. It is the first weekly honor of his career and first for the Spartans in the 2018 season. 
  • Spartans Travel to North Carolina A&T for Tuesday Matchup
    March 26, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Following a weekend series win, the USC Upstate baseball team will look to continue its winning streak as the Spartans travel to North Carolina A&T on Tuesday. First pitch at War Memorial Stadium in Greensboro, N.C. is scheduled for 6 p.m.
  • Spartan Offense Erupts in Victory over Dayton
    March 25, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate baseball team scored 10 runs in the second inning en route to a 15-2 win over Dayton at Harley Park on Sunday afternoon. The Spartans claimed the non-conference series with the victory.
  • Hickey Fires Complete Game in Shutout Victory over Dayton
    March 24, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate senior pitcher Kevin Hickey threw a six-hit complete game shutout on Saturday afternoon as the Spartans defeated Dayton 8-0 at Harley Park.
  • Whitney Strikes Out Career-High 12 Batters against Dayton
    March 23, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate starting pitcher Blake Whitney struck out a career-high 12 batters but Dayton scored four runs in the ninth inning for a 6-5 win over the Spartans on Friday night at Harley Park.
  • Baseball Hosts Dayton in Final Non-Conference Series
    March 22, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate will conclude an eight-game homestand this weekend as the Spartans welcome Dayton to Harley Park in the final non-conference weekend series of the 2018 season.
  • Spartans Fall to Charleston Southern
    March 21, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate baseball team dropped a 6-1 non-conference contest to Charleston Southern on Wednesday evening at Harley Park.
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