South Carolina Baseball: Young Starting Rotation Showing Signs of Promise

Mark LeskoCorrespondent IIMarch 1, 2011

Tyler Webb has been outstanding for the Gamecocks rotation
Tyler Webb has been outstanding for the Gamecocks rotationChristian Petersen/Getty Images

The South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team will take to the diamond tonight to face off against Furman University.

This should be another win for the 6-0 Gamecocks—a nice tune-up as the team heads for its biggest non-conference series of the season against Clemson.

While the competition has not been the most difficult the first couple of weekends, there is one aspect of the Gamecocks team that is making this writer take notice.

The starting pitching has been outstanding.

Here are the stats for the weekend starters:

Michael Roth (JR)               2-0   2.19 ERA  12.1 IP  15 K  3 BB

Tyler Webb (SO)                 2-0   0.00 ERA  13.1 IP  11 K  3 BB

Adam Westmoreland (SO)   0-0   3.60 ERA  10.0 IP   9 K   3 BB

The starting rotation was easily the biggest question mark of this Gamecock team heading into the season.

The offense was going to be there with great players like Jackie Bradley Jr. and Christian Walker.

The young starters are shining some hope that this team could have the ability to repeat as national champions.

As I stated earlier, the staff has not really been tested yet. Also, the new bats are making it easier to pitch in college baseball.

Easy competition or not, those are fantastic numbers. The staff will find out just how good it is this weekend against No. 9 Clemson.