South Carolina baseball hires Michigan State pitching coach

When the Gamecock baseball team took the field to open the 2011 season Friday, the field looked as pristine as it did the last time USC played there.

South Carolina has hired Michigan State assistant Skylar Meade as its pitching coach.

Meade succeeds longtime pitching coach Jerry Myers, who took an indefinite medical leave this month. South Carolina announced Meade's hiring Monday.

Meade spent the past three seasons with the Spartans. He helped develop pitchers who led the Big Ten in ERA the past two years — Dakota Mekkes in 2016 and Walter Borkovich this season.

Meade has also worked at Middle Tennessee and Eastern Illinois.

Meade pitched at Louisville and helped the Cardinals to the College World Series in 2007.

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