COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina pitching coach Jerry Meyers will miss Saturday's final game with LSU after his ejection for arguing with the home plate umpire on Friday night.
NCAA rules state that assistant coaches who get ejected for arguing with an umpire, displaying unsportsmanlike conduct or using harsh language with an umpire or opponent must also serve a one-game suspension.
Meyers was thrown out in the fifth inning of LSU's 9-2 victory over South Carolina. Gamecocks head coach Chad Holbrook said typically umpires will warn coaches or players when they're getting close to ejections. Holbrook said that didn't happen Friday night "and it cost our pitching coach a game."
Meyers, whose title is associate head coach, has spent the past six seasons with the Gamecocks.