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May 29, 2014

Kershaw's Corner: NCAA Regional



NCAA Tournament - Columbia Regional
South Carolina will host their fifth consecutive Regional beginning this weekend when Maryland takes on Old Dominion at 1pm at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks will face Campbell at 7pm on Friday night.

The 2014 Columbia Regional Field:

1. South Carolina
2. Maryland
3. Old Dominion
4. Campbell

Gamecocks in the NCAA Tournament
* 2014 is the 15th consecutive season that the Gamecocks have made the NCAA Tournament. 1999 was the last season that the Gamecocks failed to appear. (35-23 in 1999)
* This is USC's 30th overall appearance.
* Carolina has an overall record of 126-62 in the NCAA Tournament.
* Since 2010, the Gamecocks are 34-6 in the tourney.

Hosting A Regional in Columbia Since 2000 (Year, Place, Record, Opponents Faced)
2000 - Won Regional - 3-0 - Liberty and Wake Forest
2001 - Won Regional - 4-1 - The Citadel, Princeton, Central Florida
2002 - Won Regional - 3-1 - Virginia Commonwealth, North Carolina
2004 - Won Regional - 3-0 - The Citadel, North Carolina
2007 - Won Regional - 3-0 - Wofford, Charlotte
2010 - Won Regional - 3-0 - Bucknell, Citadel, Virginia Tech
2011 - Won Regional - 3-0 - Georgia Southern, Stetson
2012 - Won Regional - 3-0 - Manhattan, Clemson
2013 - Won Regional - 3-0 - Saint Louis, Liberty

* This is the 10th time since 2000 that the Gamecocks are hosting a Regional.
* Carolina has won each Regional they have hosted since 2000.
* Since 2000, the Gamecocks are 28-2 in Columbia in Regional play.
* Carolina's last loss in a Regional game in Columbia was in 2002 to North Carolina. The Tar Heels defeated the Gamecocks 8-4 to force a deciding game seven of the Regional.
* In 2001, Carolina lost their second game of the Regional to Central Florida, 8-6. Carolina bounced back to eliminate Princeton 11-7. The Gamecocks then beat the Knights twice to advance to the Super Regional. (9-7 and 5-2)

NCAA Tournament Appearances for the Rest of the Field in the Columbia Regional
*The last time Maryland, Old Dominion, and Campbell were in the NCAA Tournament, they played the Gamecocks in the regular season. Maryland played USC in 1971. Old Dominion faced USC in 2000 and Campbell played them in 1990.

Maryland
* This is their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance. (1965, 1970, 1971)
* The Terps last appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 1971. Carolina was still a member of the ACC.
* The Terps won the ACC Championship in 1971.
* Maryland defeated the Gamecocks twice in 1971.

Old Dominion
* Old Dominion is making their eighth trip to the NCAA Tournament. (1982, 1985, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000)
* In the years the Monarchs made the NCAA Tournament, they played the Gamecocks in the regular season in 1982, 1985, and 2000. USC won each of those meetings. (7-6 in 1982, 16-9 in 1985, and 3-1 in 2000)

Campbell
*The Camels last played in the NCAA Tournament in 1990. USC faced the Camels twice in 1990 winning both games in Columbia. (13-5 and 16-10)

Gamecocks versus each opponent

South Carolina vs. Maryland
* The Terps lead the overall series 25-16.
* The two teams have not met since 1980. Gamecocks won 3-1 on March 16th in Columbia.
* 35 of the 41 meetings took place in between 1954 and 1971.

1920 Maryland 14-5 Columbia
1922 Maryland 3-2 College Park
1923 USC 4-3(10) Columbia
1925 Maryland 11-6 Columbia
1928 USC 8-0 Columbia
1954 USC 4-2 College Park
1954 Maryland 6-3 College Park
1955 USC 3-2 Columbia
1955 Maryland 8-2 Columbia
1956 USC 6-1(7) College Park
1956 Maryland 6-1(7) College Park
1957 USC 12-7 Columbia
1957 Maryland 9-2 College Park
1958 USC 9-8 College Park
1958 Maryland 5-4(5) College Park
1959 Maryland 3-2 Columbia
1960 Maryland 5-4 College Park
1960 USC 11-4(7) College Park
1961 Maryland 9-8 College Park
1961 Maryland 4-2(6) College Park
1962 USC 5-4 Columbia
1963 USC 7-6 College Park
1963 Maryland 8-1 College Park
1964 USC 2-1 Columbia
1964 USC 8-2 Columbia
1965 USC 1-0(13) College Park
1965 Maryland 4-0(7) College Park
1966 Maryland 4-3 Columbia
1966 Maryland 4-0 Columbia
1967 Maryland 5-2 College Park
1967 Maryland 5-4 College Park
1968 Maryland 3-1 Columbia
1969 Maryland 5-1(7) Columbia
1969 Maryland 5-1(7) Columbia
1969 Maryland 3-1 College Park
1970 Maryland 5-0(7) College Park
1970 USC 1-0(7) College Park
1970 Maryland 8-1 Columbia
1971 Maryland 5-3 Columbia
1971 Maryland 10-9 Columbia
1980 USC 3-1 Columbia

South Carolina vs. Old Dominion
* South Carolina leads the overall series 19-4.
* The two teams last met in 2009 with Carolina winning 13-3 in Columbia.
* USC has scored 10 or more runs in 10 of the 23 games against Old Dominion.
* South Carolina has won the last four in the series.

1973 USC 9-0 Columbia
1973 USC 5-4 Columbia
1974 USC 6-3 Columbia
1974 USC 4-0(7) Columbia
1975 USC 19-2(7) Columbia
1975 USC 10-0(7) Columbia
1976 USC 7-1(7) Columbia
1976 USC 13-1(7) Columbia
1977 USC 8-3 Columbia
1979 USC 6-4 Columbia
1981 USC 18-7 Columbia
1982 USC 7-6 Columbia
1984 USC 16-4 Columbia
1985 USC 16-9 Columbia
1986 Old Dominion 4-3 Columbia
1987 USC 6-2 Columbia
1987 Old Dominion 13-5 Columbia
1998 Old Dominion 15-10 Charleston
1999 Old Dominion 2-1 Charleston
2000 USC 3-1 Charleston
2001 USC 16-3 Charleston
2003 USC 10-3 Charleston
2009 USC 13-3 Columbia

South Carolina vs. Campbell
* South Carolina leads the overall series 10-2.
* The two teams last met in 2000 with USC defeating the Camels 10-2 on February 22 in Columbia.
* USC has scored 10 or more runs in seven of the 12 games against Campbell.
* Carolina has won the last nine meetings between the two.
* All 12 meetings between the two were played in Columbia.

1978 USC 6-1(7) Columbia
1978 Campbell 5-4(8) Columbia
1979 Campbell 2-1 Columbia
1988 USC 10-0 Columbia
1988 USC 2-1 Columbia
1989 USC 12-9 Columbia
1990 USC 13-5 Columbia
1990 USC 16-10 Columbia
1991 USC 8-5 Columbia
1992 USC 14-3 Columbia
1993 USC 14-6 Columbia
2000 USC 10-2 Columbia

Scouting the Opponents

1. South Carolina 42-16
2. Maryland 36-21
3. Old Dominion 36-24
4. Campbell 40-19

Maryland
* Maryland is 36-21 on the season.
* The Terps enter the weekend winning 11 of their last 13 games. The two losses were in the ACC Tournament.
* Maryland defeated Virginia and Florida State in the ACC Tournament before dropping games to Georgia Tech and North Carolina.
* The Terps went 16-14 in ACC play and finished tied for second in the Atlantic Division with Clemson. Florida State won the ACC Atlantic with a 21-9 record.
* The Terps have stolen 84 bases this year. Charlie White leads the team with 24 while Blake Schmit has 16. This weekend you could see a lot of base stealing. (Terps 84, Campbell 80 and Old Dominion with 60. Carolina has 43)
* Only two players with at least 100 at bats are batting over .300 on the year: Lowe with .346 and Schmit with .310.

Brandon Lowe - 16
* Hitting .346 with one homer and 37 runs batted in.
* Leads the team with three triples, .478 slugging percentage, 33 walks and a .469 on base percentage.
* Also has eight stolen bases in 12 attempts this season.

Blake Schmit - 1
* Started all 54 games that he has played in.
* Leads the team with 16 doubles and 78 total bases.
* Second on the team with 16 stolen bases.

Kevin Martir - 32
*Hitting .275 with four homers and 25 runs batted in.
*Played in 48 games with 43 starts.

Charlie White - 4
* Hitting .271 with two homers and 27 runs batted in.
* Leads the team with 43 runs, 60 hits, 78 total bases and 24 stolen bases.
* 24 of 28 in the stolen base department this season.

Jose Cuas - 12
* Hitting .261 with five home runs and 41 RBIs.
* Leads the team in home runs and RBIs.

Jake Drossner - 23
* 4-1 record with a 2.45 ERA in 12 appearances with 11 starts.
* Opponents are hitting .228 against him this season.
* Allowed 50 hits and 21 runs in 58.2 innings.
* Has 55 strikeouts to 21 walks.

Jake Stinnett - 7
* 7-6 record with a 2.60 ERA in 15 appearances with 14 starts.
* Has four complete games on the season.
* Leads the team with 104 innings pitched.
* Has 123 strikeouts to 26 walks.
* Opponents are hitting .191 against him this season.

Mike Shawaryn - 18
* 10-3 record with a 2.70 ERA in 14 starts.
* Leads the team with 10 wins.
* Allowed 72 hits and 26 runs in 80 innings of work.

Bobby Ruse - 29
* Leads the team with 27 appearances. (3 starts)
* Has 7-2 record with a 2.91 ERA.
* Allowed 42 hits and 23 runs in 55.2 innings.
* Has 32 strikeouts to 12 walks.

Kevin Mooney - 33
* 1-2 with a 4.26 ERA in 18 appearances with three starts.
* Leads the team with 11 saves.
* Allowed 29 hits and 22 runs in 31.2 innings.

Ben Brewster - 27
* 0-0 record with a 2.74 ERA in 22 appearances.
* Allowed nine hits and seven runs in 23 innings.

Old Dominion
* The Monarchs are 36-24 entering the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
* Old Dominion has won five of their last eight games.
* They were eliminated in the Conference USA Semifinal Elimination Game.
* The Monarchs finished Conference USA with a 17-13 record. Rice won the regular season crown with a 23-7 mark.
* They have nine players who have played at least 53 games this season. (Campbell has six while Carolina and Maryland both have five.)
* Seven games this season went to extra innings. They were 2-5 in those seven games.

Nick Walker - 4
* Leads the team with a .319 batting average. Also leads the team with 43 runs scored and 15 stolen bases.
* Has four home runs and 26 runs batted in.
* Second on the team with a .454 slugging percentage.

Taylor Ostrich - 17
* Hitting .317 with one homer and 22 RBIs.
* Leads the team with four triples.

P.J. Higgins - 7
* Only Monarch to play in all 60 games this season.
* Leads the team with 75 hits.
* Third on the team with a .310 batting average.
* Second on the team with 36 RBIs.

Josh Eldridge - 24
* Hitting .300 with one homer and 30 runs batted in.
* Has eight stolen bases in 11 attempts.

Josiah Burney - 11
* Made 55 starts in 58 games played.
* Leads the team with 17 doubles, six home runs, 41 RBIs, 95 total bases, .492 slugging percentage and 30 walks.
* Tied for the team lead with a .405 on base percentage.

Brad Gero - 13
* 3-3 with a 2.77 ERA in 37 appearances.
* Leads the team with 12 saves.
* Allowed 49 hits and 20 runs in 52 innings of work.

Conner Overton - 36
* 3-2 with a 2.25 ERA in 28 appearances.
* Second on the team with four saves.
* Allowed 40 hits and 13 runs in 40 innings.

Andy Roberts - 15
* 6-3 with a 3.01 ERA with 15 starts.
* Pitched two complete games.
* Allowed 76 hits and 31 runs in 80.2 innings.

Victor Diaz - 32
* 5-2 with a 3.04 ERA in 17 appearances with 11 starts.
* Thrown one complete game.
* Allowed 70 hits and 23 runs in 68 innings.
* Has 45 strikeouts to 13 walks.

Brett Harris - 16
* 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in 22 appearances with five starts.
* Allowed 53 hits and 18 runs in 48 innings.

Dean Ali - 32
* 5-2 with a 3.81 ERA in 32 appearances.
* Allowed 50 hits and 23 runs in 54.1 innings.
* Has 63 strikeouts to 18 walks.

Ryan Yarbrough - 25
* 6-7 with a 4.52 ERA in 17 appearances with 14 starts.
* Allowed 93 hits and 46 runs in 83.2 innings.
* Has 61 strikeouts to 15 walks.

Tommy Alexander - 20
* 1-0 with a 4.86 ERA in 10 appearances with nine starts.
* Allowed 45 hits and 23 runs in 37 innings.

Campbell
* The Camels are 40-19 on the season and won the Big South Tournament.
* In the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the NCAA sent Liberty to USC. Liberty was a three seed in the Regional and faced Clemson twice in the regional winning both games.
* The Camels went 49-10 in 2013 and 41-18 in 2012 but did not get invited to the NCAA Tournament either season.
* Campbell went 18-8 in Big South play and finished 2nd in the North Division. Liberty won the Big South North Division with a 23-3 conference record.
* Matt Nadolski and Elijah Trail are the only two Camels that have played all 59 games this season.
* The team has made 87 errors on the season. (Carolina and Maryland both have 54 while Old Dominion has 55.)
* Pitching staff has allowed more than 10 runs in six games this season. They are 1-5 when they allow more than 10 runs in a game.

Matt Parrish
* Leads the Camels with a .328 batting average.
* Has five doubles and 22 RBIs on the season.

John Reilly
* Hitting .320 with 10 runs batted in.
* Leads the team with 17 errors.
* Seven for seven on stolen base attempts.

Matt Nadolski
* One of two players on the team to play in every game this season.
* Third on the team with a .303 batting average.
* Leads the team with 70 hits, 17 doubles, five homers, 47 RBIs, 106 total bases, and a .459 slugging percentage.
* Second on the team with 11 stolen bases. (16 attempts)

Steven Leonard
* Hitting .303 with 29 runs batted in.
* Tied for the team lead with 22 hit by pitches.
* Leads the team with a .399 on base percentage.
* Third on the team with 10 stolen bases. (12 attempts)

Danny Pardo
* Leads the team with 50 runs scored, three triples, 29 walks and 13 stolen bases.
* Hitting .279 on the season with three homers.
* Started all 55 games that he has played in.

Ryan Thompson
* Leads the team with 37 appearances.
* 6-2 record and has 17 saves with a 1.22 ERA
* Allowed 68 hits and 19 runs in 81.1 innings.
* Opponents are hitting .226 against him this season.

Hector Cedano
* 8-0 with a 2.40 ERA in 16 appearances with 15 starts.
* Allowed 74 hits and 27 runs in 86.1 innings.

Ryan Koopman
* 8-1 with a 2.79 ERA in 22 appearances with 12 starts.
* Allowed 97 hits and 33 runs in 96.2 innings.

Heath Bowers
* 10-3 with a 2.95 ERA in 18 appearances with 17 starts.
* Allowed 102 hits and 43 runs in 109.2 innings.
* Has 100 strikeouts to 32 walks.

Coley Thompkins
* 2-2 with a 4.85 ERA in 19 appearances with one start.
* Allowed 38 hits and 20 runs in 29.2 innings.
* Has 14 strikeouts to nine walks.

Bobby Thorson
* 3-5 with a 5.62 ERA in 24 appearances with three starts.
* Allowed 74 hits and 44 runs in 57.2 innings.
* Has 56 strikeouts to 21 walks.

Andrew Witczak
* 2-3 with a 6.21 ERA in eight starts.
* Allowed 39 hits and 26 runs in 29 innings.

John Allen
* 0-0 with a 12.71 ERA in 10 appearances.
* Allowed seven hits and nine runs in 5.2 innings.

Common Opponents This Season That the Field Shares with USC

Campbell
Missouri - W 6-3
Appalachian State - W 8-4
Presbyterian - W 4-0, W 10-1, W 4-1
Coastal Carolina - W 7-4, L 7-10, L 2-9, W 15-11
Charleston Southern - W 6-2
* USC swept Missouri (8-2, 3-1, 2-1)
* USC defeated App. State 2-1.
* USC defeated Presbyterian 4-0.
* USC defeated Coastal Carolina 4-0.
* Charleston Southern defeated USC 4-1.

Maryland
Florida - L 0-4, W 9-7, L 5-8
Clemson - L 1-3, L 1-7
* Florida won two out of three in the weekend series and then defeated the Gamecocks in Hoover.
* Carolina swept the Tigers. (9-6, 10-2, 5-3)

Old Dominion
Kentucky - L 5-7
Wofford - L 1-4, W 15-2
* Kentucky won two of three in the weekend series against Carolina in Lexington.
* Carolina defeated Wofford 15-1.

No Place Like Home in the NCAA Tournament
* USC has won 27 consecutive postseason games in Columbia since losing game 2 of the 2002 Super Regional against Miami, 5-2.
* USC's last loss in a regional game in Columbia was also in 2002. UNC defeated the Gamecocks 8-4 forcing a deciding Game 3 of the 2002 Columbia Regional.
* USC has won 18 straight Regional games and nine straight Super Regional games in Columbia.
* The 27 game home post-season win streak consists of 16 different opponents.

1. South Carolina d. Miami 6-4 (Gm 3 of 2002 Super Regional)
2. South Carolina d. North Carolina 5-4 (Game 1 of 2003 Super Regional)
3. South Carolina d. North Carolina 14-4 (Game 2 of 2003 Super Regional)
4. South Carolina d. The Citadel 12-4 (Columbia Regional)
5. South Carolina d. North Carolina 5-2 (2004 Columbia Regional)
6. South Carolina d. North Carolina 7-6 (2004 Columbia Regional)
7. South Carolina d. East Carolina 4-2 (Game 1 of 2004 Super Regional)
8. South Carolina d. East Carolina 5-3 (Game 2 of 2004 Super Regional)
9. South Carolina d. Wofford 9-1 (2007 Columbia Regional)
10. South Carolina d. Charlotte 12-8 (2007 Columbia Regional)
11. South Carolina d. Charlotte 11-6 (2007 Columbia Regional)
12. South Carolina d. Bucknell 9-5 (2010 Columbia Regional)
13. South Carolina d. The Citadel 9-4 (2010 Columbia Regional)
14. South Carolina d. Virginia Tech 10-2 (2010 Columbia Regional)
15. South Carolina d. Georgia Southern 2-1 (2011 Columbia Regional)
16. South Carolina d. Stetson 11-5 (2011 Columbia Regional)
17. South Carolina d. Stetson 8-2 (2011 Columbia Regional)
18. South Carolina d. Connecticut 5-1 (Game 1 of 2011 Super Regional)
19. South Carolina d. Connecticut 8-2 (Game 2 of 2011 Super Regional)
20. South Carolina d. Manhattan 7-0 (2012 Columbia Regional)
21. South Carolina d. Clemson 5-4 in 12 innings (2012 Columbia Regional)
22. South Carolina d. Clemson 4-3 (2012 Columbia Regional)
23. South Carolina d. Oklahoma 5-0 (Game 1 of 2012 Super Regional)
24. South Carolina d. Oklahoma 5-1 (Game 2 of 2012 Super Regional)
25. South Carolina d. Saint Louis 7-3 (2013 Columbia Regional)
26. South Carolina d. Liberty 19-3 (2013 Columbia Regional)
27. South Carolina d. Liberty 6-4 (2013 Columbia Regional)

Who Does South Carolina Have the Most Wins Against in the 27 Game Post-Season Win Streak in Columbia?
4 North Carolina
2 Charlotte
2 Citadel
2 Clemson
2 Connecticut
2 East Carolina
2 Liberty
2 Oklahoma
2 Stetson
1 Bucknell
1 Georgia Southern
1 Manhattan
1 Miami
1 Saint Louis
1 Virginia Tech
1 Wofford

The First Game of the Streak
*Taken from the 2014 USC Media Guide - Page 169 - 2002 (57-18) - 2nd at College World Series

"Miami was the home team and led 4-1 after eight innings but (Yaron) Peters doubled and (Brian) Buscher singled to open the ninth. Pinch hitter (Trey) Dyson doubled to score Peters with Buscher also scoring on the play off a Miami error and beating out a throw at home plate. Pinch hitter Garris Gonce doubled to tie the score and with a bunt, wild pitch and passed ball scoring the final two runs. Carolina held off a Miami threat in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-4 victory."

No Place Like Columbia … Anytime
* Carolina is 32-5 this season at Carolina Stadium.
* Since Carolina Stadium opened in 2009, the Gamecocks are 187-37 at home.
* The most wins in a season at Carolina Stadium is 36 by the 2011 squad. (36-4)

Three Gamecock Pitchers with At Least 14 Starts in a Season
Entering this weekend, all three weekend starters have at least 14 starts on the season. Wynkoop and Montgomery have 15 while Crowe has 14. The last time that the Gamecocks had that was in 2004. Rawl and Campbell had 19 starts while Buckner had 14.

Giving Up the Long Ball
Carolina has allowed 20 home runs this season. USC has allowed 10 home runs in the last 16 games. They allowed 10 in the first 42 games of the season.

Individual Notes

Jordan Montgomery
* 7-5 with a 3.52 ERA in 15 starts.
* Leads the team with 92 innings pitched.
* Allowed 43 runs and 88 hits on the season.
* Has 86 strikeouts to 29 walks.
* In the 2013 NCAA Tournament, he went 2-0 in two starts. He allowed seven hits, one walk and no runs in 16 innings of action. He struck out 14.
* NCAA Tournament combined stats - 30.2 IP 15 H 2 R 3 BB 26 K and a 4-0 record.
* He has not allowed a run in NCAA Tournament play in 24.2 innings. The only runs allowed in his career in the NCAA Tournament came in the 6th inning against Clemson in 2012.

Jack Wynkoop
* 7-5 with a 2.71 ERA in 16 appearances with 15 starts.
* Allowed 88 hits and 36 runs in 86.1 innings.
* Has 57 strikeouts to 10 walks.

Wil Crowe
* 7-3 on the year. His last two wins came against Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Crowe is from the state of Tennessee.
* Last two starts: eight hits & four runs allowed in 14 IP. He struck out 13 and walked one.
* Crowe pitched seven innings against Vanderbilt. That is the most he has pitched in a road game this season. (6.2 at Clemson)

Cody Mincey
* 5-0 with a 1.04 ERA in 28 appearances.
* Allowed four runs and 20 hits in 34.2 innings.
* Has 44 strikeouts to 16 walks.
* Opponents are hitting .171 against him this season.
* Three of the four runs he has allowed this season came against Florida.

Joel Seddon
* 3-1 with a 0.85 ERA in 25 appearances.
* Leads the team with 14 saves.
* Allowed 28 hits and five runs in 42.1 innings.
* Has 51 strikeouts to nine walks.
* Opponents are hitting .189 against him.
* Four of the five runs allowed this season are to the Florida Gators.

Seddon and Mincey
*Have allowed nine runs total on the season. Seven of the nine are allowed to Florida.

Josh Reagan
* 3-0 with a 0.36 ERA in 13 appearances with one start.
* Allowed three runs and 25 hits in 25 innings.
* Has 21 strikeouts to four walks.

Vince Fiori
* 1-0 with a 0.98 ERA in 16 appearances.
* Allowed four runs and 14 hits in 18.1 innings.

Reed Scott
* 2-0 with a 1.34 ERA in 13 appearances with three starts.
* Allowed seven runs and 30 hits in 40.1 innings.
* Has 30 strikeouts to eight walks.

Taylor Widener
* 3-0 with a 2.12 ERA in 20 appearances with two starts.
* Allowed nine runs and 22 hits in 34 innings.
* Has 32 strikeouts to 11 walks.
* Opponents are hitting .180 against him.
* Hitting .191 with two RBIs.

Connor Bright
* Hitting .331 with 23 RBIs.
* Played in 40 games with 38 starts.
* Started the SEC Tournament game against Mississippi State on May 21. It was his first start since April 25 against Alabama.

Kyle Martin
* One of two Gamecocks to play in all 58 games this season. (English)
* Leads the team with 228 at bats and 75 hits.
* Has five home runs and 33 runs batted in.
* Leads the team with 22 multiple hit games.
* Has at least one hit in five of his last six games.

Grayson Greiner
* Third on the team with a .328 batting average.
* Leads the team with 13 doubles, eight home runs, 50 runs batted in, 102 total bases, .515 slugging percentage, 27 walks, and a .403 on base percentage.
* Played in 56 games with 54 starts.
* Reached base in 20 consecutive games.
* Leads the team with 13 multiple RBI games.
* In his last eight games at Carolina Stadium, he has 13 hits in 30 at bats with six runs batted in and he has scored eight runs. He hast at least one hit in each of those eight games.

Joey Pankake
* Hitting .307 with five home runs and 29 runs batted in.
* Leads the team with 49 runs scored.
* Tied for the team lead with 27 walks.
* Has at least one hit in nine of his last 10 games.

Tanner English
* Started all 58 games.
* Hitting .280 with nine doubles, one triple, one homer and 24 RBIs.
* Leads the team with 18 stolen bases. The rest of the team combined has 25. He is the only Gamecock with more than four stolen bases on the year.

Max Schrock
* Hitting .270 with five home runs and 18 RBIs.
* Played in 31 games with 30 starts.
* His last six starts have been at DH. The last time he started in the field was on April 16 at The Citadel. He played third base against the Bulldogs.

DC Arendas
* Played in 51 games with 46 starts.
* Has four home runs and 26 runs batted in.

Marcus Mooney
* Played in 54 games with 53 starts.
* Has 10 doubles, one triple and 20 runs batted in.
* Leads the team in getting hit by pitch. (10)

Elliott Caldwell
* Hitting .254 with 14 runs batted in.
* Played 39 games with 35 starts.
* Has not played in a game since April 26 against Alabama.

Gene Cone
* Hitting .217 with three doubles, two triples and 18 runs batted in.
* Leads the team in triples.
* Has at least one hit in four of the last five games.

Jordan Gore
* Hitting .217 with two homers and five RBIs.
* Played in 32 games with 14 starts.

Patrick Harrington
* Hitting .175 with nine runs batted in.
* Played in 24 games with 16 starts.

A Quick 2014 SEC Tourney Recap
* Went 0-2 for the second consecutive year.
* Outscored 19-2 in two games. (16 innings)
* 2 errors against Ms. State and 1 against Florida
* Outhit 26 to 7.

Comparing 2000-04 to 2005-14
CWS Wins 8 to 15
CWS Appearances 3 (2002 to 04) to 3 (2010 to 12)
National Championships 0 to 2
2nd Place Finishes 1 to 1
NCAA Tourney Wins 32 (23 of 32 from 2002 to 04) to 49 (30 of 49 from 2010 to 12)
SEC Tournament Wins 14 (9 of 14 from 2002 to 04) to 8 (2 of 8 from 2010 to 12)

Carolina made College World Series appearances from 2002-04 and 2010-12. How about the following two years? How did the Gamecocks do in 2005 and 2006 compared to 2013 and 2014?

Comparing 2005 and 06 to 2013 and 14
Records (OA, SEC)
2005 - 41-23, 16-14 SEC
2006 - 41-25, 15-15 SEC
2013 - 43-20, 17-12 SEC
2014 - 42-16, 18-12 SEC

* Won at least 40 games each season.
* Finished .500 or better in SEC play.

Regional
2005 - 3-2 and finished 2nd in the Atlanta Regional.
2006 - 3-1 and finished 1st in the Charlottesville Regional.
2013 - 3-0 and finished 1st in the Columbia Regional.
2014 - Begins on Friday in the Columbia Regional.

* Won the Regional in 2006 and 2013.
* Went on the road for Regional play in 2005 and 2006 but played in Columbia in 2013 and 2014.

Super Regional
2005 - Did not advance to the Super Regional.
2006 - Lost 2 of 3 at Georgia. (15-6, 5-11, 6-11)
2013 - Lost 2 of 3 at North Carolina. (5-6, 8-0, 4-5)
2014 - ?

* Did not advance to a Super Regional in 2005.
* Lost in the Super Regionals in 2006 and 2013. Both seasons they went to a final game.

7-2 Score Again?
Gators eliminated the Gamecocks with a 7-2 win in the SEC Tourney. This is the third time in the last four years that the Gamecocks have lost a game in the SEC Tourney by the score of 7-2. In 2012, UF eliminated the Gamecocks 7-2. In 2011, Vanderbilt defeated Carolina 7-2.

In 2011, USC went on to win their second consecutive National Championship. In 2012, Carolina dropped two games in the National Championship series to Arizona.

Facing Mississippi State in the Tourney
Carolina leads the overall series with the Bulldogs 36-30. However, Mississippi State has held the upper hand playing the Gamecocks in the SEC Tournament. The Bulldogs have won eight of the nine meetings between the two in the tournament.

2014 - Mississippi State 12-0
2013 - Mississippi State 5-3
2005 - Mississippi State 6-2
2001 - Mississippi State 2-1
2001 - South Carolina 7-6
2001 - Mississippi State 1-0
1999 - Mississippi State 7-5
1998 - Mississippi State 9-8
1997 - Mississippi State 12-9



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