According to John Whittle of TheBigSpur.com the early favorite to start @ 3B next year is transferring out of the South Carolina program.
quote: Iskenderian Set to Transfer
Infielder George Iskenderian will transfer and will not be a part of the South Carolina program going forward. Iskenderian met with head coach Chad Holbrook on Wednesday to solidify the decision.
Iskenderian started nine games and played in seven more in his freshman season. He hit .250 with six RBIs and 10 strikeouts against three walks. When he played, he was on the field primarily in the designated hitter role.
Iskenderian served as the team’s backup third baseman this season behind senior Chase Vergason, who started 60 of 63 games.
With the departure of Iskenderian and Vergason at third base, there will be a gaping hole that needs to be filled. Rising junior Connor Bright spent time at third base during the fall. Junior college signee Elliott Caldwell played the position at Spartanburg Methodist and will also be firmly in the mix.
Two-year starter at shortstop Joey Pankake could also man the position if the coaching staff decides to use the rising junior in a pitching role as well.
This post was edited on 6/12 at 1:33 pm