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Will McGillis Out at Least a Month

South Carolina Baseball will be without starting second baseman Will McGillis for at least a month after x-rays revealed a break in his right arm.

The Gamecocks finished the weekend with a three-game sweep over the No. 23 ranked Missouri Tigers, but unfortunate news still emerged from the team Saturday. After the doubleheader Saturday, Coach Mark Kingston delivered the news of Second Baseman Will McGillis' condition following his early departure in Friday's game after being hit by a pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Kingston confirmed after the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday that McGillis had broken a bone in his right arm and is set to miss four to six weeks while recovering from his injury. McGillis has quickly emerged as a high-impact player for the Gamecocks, and his absence will leave a large hole in the lineup.

The second baseman has started every game for the Gamecocks and has solidified his role as the leadoff hitter. Through 23 games, McGillis is hitting .297 with a .770 slugging percentage and ten home runs. How the team will respond is unknown, but we might know how the Gamecocks will move forward. Following McGillis' injury Friday night, the team elected to start Freshman Will Tippett at second base.

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