COLUMBIA -- The SEC's top three teams are all on road this weekend to begin the regular season's final month.
Florida, South Carolina and Vanderbilt -- with matching 17-4 league records. The second-ranked Gamecocks, the SEC leader with three weeks remaining because of head-to-head series wins against Florida and Vanderbilt, travel to Mississippi after Wednesday's victory at Wofford.
The No. 4 Commodores travel to Kentucky, and the No. 5 Gators go to Arkansas.
"It's a broken record with me," USC coach Ray Tanner said. "Anybody can beat anybody. You'd better be playing extremely well if you expect to win."
South Carolina (36-8) continues to win despite having to continually scramble to find healthy outfielders.
Sophomore Evan Marzilli had an ablation procedure on his heart Monday, but still managed to start and have a 3-for-3 night at Wofford.
Marzilli has been starting in center in place of Jackie Bradley Jr., out for at least the next three or four weeks after having surgery to repair a tendon in his left wrist. Tanner has said it's unlikely Bradley will return this season, but Bradley, a draft-eligible junior, insists he will be back.
Freshman outfielder DeSean Anderson injured his hamstring Sunday against Auburn, but Tanner said the injury isn't as serious as initially believed. He could return in the near future.
Junior outfielder Adam Matthews, who has been out since April 16 with an aggravation to a hamstring injury, is making progress but could still be another 2-4 weeks.
"I can never remember in my coaching career having so many things to deal with," Tanner said. "It's been a bit unusual. ... I'm hard and fast about not dwelling on it. It's not an issue, can't be an issue."
Sophomore first baseman Christian Walker continues to pace the team amid the adversity. Walker went 4 for 5 at Wofford to up his average to .386 -- 60 points higher than the next-best average on the team, Brady Thomas' .326. Walker, who started the season red hot and has resumed that the past few weeks, has nine home runs and 45 RBIs.
Led by tonight's starter, left-hander Michael Roth, the Gamecocks continue to get outstanding pitching. Roth is 9-1 with a 1.24 ERA, for a staff that has a collective 2.57 ERA through 44 games.