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South Carolina Gamecocks outfielder Andrew Eyster (11) slides safely home for a run as Arkansas Razorbacks catcher Casey Opitz (12) takes the late throw during the fourth inning. Jeff Blake photo

Sports lovers in the Midlands will soon have the opportunity to start the new year with a battle between the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers.

The Columbia Fireflies, Experience Columbia SC Sports, the University of South Carolina Athletics Department, and the Clemson University Athletics Department announced this month that the UofSC Baseball team is set to face off against Clemson at Segra Park Saturday, Mar 5.

"Our entire staff is thrilled to bring this rivalry back to the Midlands and Segra Park," Fireflies Executive Vice President Brad Shank said. "This is a great chance for Gamecock and Tiger fans to enjoy a game in the Class-A Ballpark of the Decade and see the tremendous development progress in the BullStreet District since our last game in September."

The state's largest rivalry began in 1945, and Clemson holds a 63-61 record across the first 124 contests. Since 2019, the series record is 3-3. This will mark the two teams' second time at Segra Park.

"We are excited to again be playing a game in this great series at Segra Park in Columbia. As always, the weekend will have tremendous passion with the setting as good as any in the country. I know it will be packed with fans from both sides and provide a tremendous experience for our players. We can't wait." University of South Carolina Head Coach Mark Kingston said.

First Pitch is set for 4 p.m.; gates will open at 2 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 14, click here for more details.

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