Quick Hitters From South Carolina Baseball’s Monday Scrimmage

The Gamecocks scrimmaged for five innings on Monday afternoon.

RHP Carmen Mlodzinski and RHP Cam Tringali got the starts for their respective squads.

With professional scouts in attendance, Mlodzinski was masterful once again and continues to establish himself as the Gamecocks frontline ace.

His first pitch of Monday afternoon register at 97 MPH on the radar gun, the hardest I’ve ever seen him throw to date.

Cam Tringali did a nice job as well filling the zone. He looks to have command of all of his pitches and did a nice job changing speeds and keeping hitters off balance.

RHP Brannon Jordan really continues to impress me as well.

The young freshman has a very repeatable delivery, which should lead to a lot of consistent outings for him in the future.

His fastball has good life, sitting in the low 90’s. If he can live down with the breaking ball, the freshman should see significant innings this spring.

LHP John Gilreath showed great mound presence, something we’ve come to expect from the confident lefty.

After battling arm soreness in the spring, Gilreath finally looks healthy, with his fastball in the 89-91 MPH range.

His mechanics look as polished as I’ve seen since his arrival to USC. He also looks to be featuring a cutter as well,  a new pitch for his arsenal.

RHP Daniel Lloyd continues to wow me with each appearance. Lloyd lit up the radar gun once again, sitting 95 MPH with an absolutely filthy wipeout slider.

He looks to be one of the Gamecocks best heading into the spring and is a guy I could see taking over the closer role and/or being a weekend starter.

The biggest storyline with LHP Dylan Harley continues to be his control.

He seems to have simplified his delivery just a bit heading into his sophomore season.

While his on-mound tempo was solid, he needs to continue working on filling the zone and attacking hitters.

His stuff is too good to fall behind constantly.

RHP Trey Tujetsch looked very impressive in his inning of work, striking out three of five batters he faced.

The freshman from Charlotte, NC has a ton of life on the fastball and some really plus stuff for such a young pitcher.

RHP Graham Lawson had a rough outing on Monday afternoon.

The stuff is there, but fans should expect Lawson to be erratic coming off of Tommy John surgery.

He’ll need to continue to work through getting back to his old self and helping USC at the back end of the bullpen.

RHP Parker Coyne had mixed results in his inning of work. His off-speed stuff really stood out to me on Monday.

However, he has to be able to locate and live down in the zone to have success against SEC lineups.

LHP RJ Dantin was the last pitcher to take the mound for USC.

The lefty looked solid, featuring a fastball in the low 90’s with a good changeup.

As a true freshman, he should continue to develop and make strides heading into the spring.

Behind the plate, freshman catcher Colin Burgess is really beginning to stand out as the Gamecocks best defensive catcher.

He had some really nice plays, including a block to hold USC runners early in the scrimmage.

INF Braylen Wimmer is a guy who continues to impress me. The lanky, 6’4″ freshman is turning into a really tough out and always seems to put together good at bats.

OF Noah Myers showed great discipline on Monday and, from what I’m hearing, has a great shot to be the Gamecocks starting center fielder on opening day.

Overall, the lineup seems to be showing a lot of plate discipline. There really never seems to be a time where they’re swinging at bad pitches out of the zone.

USC will take the field once again for a scrimmage Thursday afternoon at 3:00 PM ET.

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