USC's Roth makes Baseball America cover

Michael Roth

Michael Roth, star pitcher for South Carolina’s two-time defending national champion baseball team, appears on the cover of the new Baseball America.

“Roth Star” is the headline and the senior left-hander from Greer is hailed as “the face of college baseball.”

Aaron Fitt, Baseball America’s lead college writer, gives a detailed report after spending a day hanging out with Roth.

BA picks Florida No. 1 and to win the national championship; the Gators finished as the Omaha runner-up when the Gamecocks won the College World Series in 2011.

Clemson is No. 16 in the BA Top 25 poll, and picked to win the ACC’s Atlantic Division.