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Kevin Gausman Faces South Carolina In Game 1 Of Doubleheader

LSU sophomore ace Kevin Gausman is set to face South Carolina All-American Michael Roth in the first game of a double-header between the two SEC powerhouses on Friday. Gausman, a Colorado native and Grandview High School alum, has started to turn heads this season. He was named SEC Pitcher of the Week on Monday after firing a complete-game five-hitter in LSU's 2-1 victory over conference rival Vanderbilt on Friday. It was the first complete game by an LSU pitcher in over a year.

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Gausman is gaining serious traction as a potential first round pick in this summer's 2012 MLB Draft. He enters the Friday afternoon meeting with South Carolina at 8-1 overall with a 2.95 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 91.2 innings.

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