Holbrook: Gamecocks baseball team handling injuries

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina coach Chad Holbrook says his players have remained steady and prepared despite injuries that have kept several key Gamecocks out the lineup for extended periods.

This weekend, South Carolina (34-11) heads out for a three-game series at Georgia most likely without three regulars in second baseman Max Schrock and outfielders Connor Bright and Elliott Caldwell.

Schrock has fought off illness and back problems for most of the past two months. Bright left a game against Alabama last Friday with an elbow problem. Caldwell is out for at least six weeks with a back injury.

Holbrook has gone through doom-and-gloom scenarios when trying to fashion a lineup. But the Gamecocks have won their past two series in the Southeastern Conference and are second to Florida in the Eastern Division.