Gamecocks honor last year's squad; CWS rings presented
South Carolina ranks second among SEC on this list
Former Gamecock right-hander strikes out a batter in first action in
Wildcats End Gamecocks Three-Peat Title Hopes
South Carolina 2012 Baseball Banquet (November 8, 2012)
South Carolina vs. Arizona -CWS Game 1
South Carolina defeated Kent State 4-1 in an elimination game in the 2012 College World Series.
South Carolina defeated Kent State, 4-1, on Thursday, eliminating the Golden Flashes from the CWS.
South Carolina vs. Arkansas (June 18, 2012) AP Photos
2012 - 2012 MLB Draft Selection (29th round/Cincinnati Reds) ... Captain ... Played in 66 games with 64 starts, hit .236 (53-for-225) with 30 runs scored, six doubles, five homers and 26 RBI ... Bases loaded RBI walk in 3-2 win over Arkansas in NCAA College World Series (6/22) ... NCAA Regional MVP and All-Tournament Team after hitting .385 with a homer, four runs scored and six RBI in Columbia Regional ... RBI single and a run scored in the 4-3 win over Clemson in the NCAA Regional (6/3) ... 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in the 5-4 win over Clemson in the NCAA Regional (6/2) ... 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI in 7-0 win over Manhattan in the NCAA Regional (6/1) ... 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in 5-3 win over Auburn at SEC Tournament (5/24) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI in 3-2 loss to LSU (5/19) ... 3-for-4 with a RBI double and two stolen bases in 5-4 win over LSU (5/18) ... Threw out two runners at home plate trying to score, had a RBI single and a sacrifice in the 10-7 win at Arkansas (5/6) ... Solo home run in 12-11 win over Alabama (4/27) ... Game-winning solo home run in 1-0 win over Alabama (4/27) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI in 6-4 win over Mississippi State (4/15) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI single in 6-1 win over Tennessee (4/8) ... 1-for-3 with a RBI in 2-1 win over Tennessee (4/7) ... 1-for-3 with a run scored in the 8-3 win at Vanderbilt (3/30) ... 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in the 9-3 win over Florida (3/22) ... 2-for-4 in 6-3 loss at Kentucky (3/18) ... 5-for-12 (.417) for the Clemson series to earn the Tom Price Award as MVP for the Gamecocks ... 2-for-4 with a run scored in the 6-5 loss at Clemson (3/4) ... 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in the 9-6 win over Clemson (3/3)1-for-4 with a run scored in the 3-2 win over Clemson in Charleston (3/2) 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in 13-1 win over VMI (2/18).
2011 - 2011 MLB Draft Selection (23rd round/Baltimore Orioles) ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Played in 34 games with 29 starts; hit .264 (29-for-110) with four doubles, two triples, two homers, 14 RBI and 26 runs scored ... Scored winning run in 3-2 win over Virginia in 13 innings at College World Series (6/24) ... Hampered second half of the season by hamstring injury ... A pair of hits and a RBI in 3-1 win vs. Vanderbilt (4/15) ... 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in 4-3 win over Florida (3/27) ... 3-for-6 with three runs scored, a pair of homer and career-high eight RBI in the 24-4 win over College of Charleston (3/22) ... 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a RBI in 8-3 win over Georgia (3/20) ... 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in the 2-1 win over Georgia (3/19) ... 2-for-3 in 8-4 win over Wofford (3/16) ... 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in 4-0 win over Southern Illinois (2/26) ... 4-for-10 in the Santa Clara series with a team-high five runs scored, also had an assist from the outfield ... 2-for-4 with two runs scored in 6-0 win over Santa Clara (2/20) ... 1-for-2 and tied career-high with three runs scored in 12-5 win over Santa Clara (2/18).
2010 - 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in 10-9 win over Coastal Carolina in NCAA Super Regional (6/13) ... 2-for-3 with two runs scored in 9-5 win over Bucknell in NCAA Regional (6/4) ... Seven hits including a pair of homers in the Florida series ... 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two runs scored, two RBI in 11-6 win over Florida (5/22) ... 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs scored in 5-2 loss to Florida (5/21) ... 3-for-5 with a homer, RBI and two runs scored in 10-2 win over Charleston Southern (5/12) ... 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in 13-9 win at Kentucky (5/7) ... 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and two RBI in 20-15 win over Alabama (5/2) ... Homered and drove in two runs in 11-4 win over Georgia (4/23) ... Hit a solo home run in 5-4 loss to Ole Miss (4/18) ... 2-for-4 in 9-5 win over Ole MIss (4/17) ... 2-for-3 with a double in 3-2 win at Vanderbilt (4/9) ... 3-for-3 with a run scored and a three-run homer in 11-5 win at Auburn (3/26) ... 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in 8-5 win at Georgia Southern (3/23) ... 2-for-3 with a double in 6-5 win over Brown (3/14) ... 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and a run scored in 10-7 win over Brown (3/13) ... 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in 8-4 win over Brown (3/13) ... 1-for-4 with a two-run triple in 4-3 loss at East Carolina (2/27) ... 2-for-5 in 6-2 win at East Carolina (2/26) ... Key solo home run and two RBI in 5-3 win over Duquesne (2/21) ... 1-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI in 10-3 win over Duquesne (2/19).
2009 - 4-for-5 with a pair of homers, two runs scored and three RBI in 12-2 win over East Carolina at NCAA Regional (5/30) ... Three-run homer in 9-5 win over Alabama at SEC Tournament (5/20) ... 2-for-4 with three runs scored and a homer in 20-6 win over College of Charleston (4/14) ... Key pinch-hit single to start up rally in ninth inning of 7-6 win over Clemson (4/7) ... 2-for-2 with a run scored, two RBI and an inside the park home run in 9-1 win over Arkansas (4/4) ... Pinch-hit double in 15-0 win at Furman (3/18) ... Doubled, had one run scored and one RBI in 6-0 win vs. Davidson (3/17) ... First career triple in 15-8 win over Long Beach State (3/6) ... First career start vs. Charleston Southern (3/4), went 1-for-3 with a run scored ... Made first appearance in season opener vs. Duquesne (2/21), walked in only plate appearance.
HIGH SCHOOL - 2008 South Carolina AAAA All-State team ... 2008 Mr. Baseball finalist ... Member of 2008 SC Select All-Star team, played in SC/NC Select game ... 2008 4A All-Area Player of the Year in the Midlands by The State ... Hit .433 as a senior with seven home runs, five triples and three doubles, also tallied 19 stolen bases ... Selected in 2008 MLB Draft in 41st round by Cleveland Indians.
PERSONAL - Born April 10, 1990. Parents are Jimmy and Pam Matthews.