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Baseball adds infielder to 2019 class

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The Gamecocks are picking up commitments throughout the week so far, adding another member to its 2019 class Monday night.

Kameron Guidry announced his decision to play at South Carolina that night, ending a months-long recruitment process for the 2019 infielder.

He was first picked up by assistant coach Sammy Esposito in Florida while playing at a tournament. After that, Esposito watch him in another Florida-based baseball tournament before inviting Guidry to one of the team’s prospect camps in Columbia.

From there, Guidry was offered and committed soon after.

“I knew that’s where I wanted to go,” he told GamecockCentral.com in a phone interview.

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At the camp, Guidry toured the facilities and was shown around campus as well. He said both caught his eye during his visit. He left impressed with not only the scenery but the history as well.

“I’ve followed baseball for a while and I know they have one of the best atmospheres and it just doesn’t get much better than South Carolina,” he said.

The Brookwood (Ga.) sophomore plays primarily shortstop and said he prides himself on making every play on balls hit to him. He also said he hits for contact well but wants to add more power to his arsenal.

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He has a lengthy rap sheet of shortstops to live up to at South Carolina—Scott Wingo, Marcus Mooney, Peter Mooney—but he feels up to it.

“Coach was telling me about that,” he said. “He said I could fill in and be one of the next great shortstops at South Carolina.”

Guidry is the fourth member of the 2019 class and the third infielder, joining Tyler Callihan and Brodie Blanton. Guidry is ranked the No. 12 overall shortstop in Georgia and the No. 117 overall shortstop in the nation.

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