Gamecocks enter with 16-0 record; Ole Miss brings in a 16-2 record
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
South Carolina 2012 Baseball Banquet (November 8, 2012)
Arizona scored three times in the top of the ninth inning to defeat South Carolina, 4-1 Monday night in game two of the best-of-3 College World Series Championship Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.
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. Florida (June 16, 2012)
2012 - Captain ... 2012 MLB Draft Selection (9th round/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) ... Winner of the President's Award, most prestigious honor given to a South Carolina student-athlete ... Winner of the 2012 SEC's Boyd McWhorter Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award as well as 2012 SEC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.... Golden Spikes Award Watch List ... One of 10 finalists for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... 2012 Capital One Academic All-District First Team ... 2012 College World Series All-Tournament Team ... Made eight career CWS starts, he also has the record for three starts in the CWS Championship Finals ... Also holds records for innings pitched at the CWS with 60.1 career innings ... He has four career CWS victories, second only to teammate Matt Price, who tallied a record five in the CWS ... Roth's career ERA of 1.49 is the fifth lowest among all pitchers with at least 30.0 career IP at the CWS. ... No-decision in 4-1 loss to Arizona at NCAA College World Series, allowed one run on three hits in 6.2 innings with one walk and three strikeouts ... Hurled complete game with just one run allowed on two hits with no walks and eight strikeouts in 4-1 victory over Kent State in NCAA College World Series (6/21) ... Earned victory in 7-3 win over Florida at NCAA College World Series, allowed three runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings with three walks and three strikeouts (6/16) ... 7.2 scoreless innings with just six hits allowed to earn the win in 5-0 victory over Oklahoma in NCAA Super Regional (6/9) ... No-decision in 5-4 win over Clemson in NCAA Regional (6/2); allowed three runs on six hits in 6.1 innings with four walks and one strikeout ... Improved to 6-1 on the year with a win in 5-3 victory over Auburn at SEC Tournament (5/24); allowed two runs, one earned, on seven hits with no walks and five strikeouts in 6.1 innings ... Worked eight innings and allowed three runs on 10 hits with four walks and four strikeouts in 5-2 loss to LSU (5/18) ... Seven scoreless innings with just three hits allowed and six strikeouts to pick up the win in 3-0 victory at Georgia (5/11) ... Two-run double in 10-7 win at Arkansas (5/6) ... No-decision in 8-6 win at Arkansas (5/4); allowed six runs, four earned, on six hits in six innings ... Quality start despite a no-decision in 1-0 win over Alabama; hurled seven scoreless innings with just four hits allowed (4/26-27) ... Improved to 4-0 with win at Auburn in 12-5 victory (4/20); allowed four runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings with two walks and eight strikeouts ... No-decision in 7-6 win over Mississippi State (4/13); allowed five runs on five hits with three walks in two strikeouts in 5.1 innings of work ... No-decision in 5-4 loss to Tennessee (4/6); allowed three runs on six hits in 6.1 innings with no walks and three strikeouts ... Improved to 3-0 with win in 8-3 victory at Vanderbilt (3/30); allowed three runs on five hits in six-plus innings with one walk and three strikeouts ... Quality start despite no-decision in 9-3 win vs. Florida (3/22); allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts in 6.2 innings of work ... Pinch-hit double in first plate appearance of the season in 4-3 loss at Kentucky (3/17) ... Quality start despite no-decision in 4-3 loss at Kentucky (3/16); allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks in 6.2 innings of work ... Improved to 2-0 with win vs. Princeton in 2-1 victory; season-high 8.2 innings and career-high 10 strikeouts, allowed just one run on six hits (3/9) ... Quality start despite no-decision in 3-2 win over Clemson in Charleston (3/2); allowed just one run on four hits in 7.1 innings with seven strikeouts and two walks ... SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week after seven no-hit innings of work in 8-1 win over Elon (2/24); struck out seven in his first victory of the year ... No-decision in Opening Day start; allowed just one run on four hits in six innings of work as Gamecocks defeated VMI 2-1, struck out six batters (2/17).
2011 - Captain ... National Player of the Year by CollegeBaseballInsider.com ... Consensus All-America honors from ABCA, Baseball America, CollegeBaseballInsider.com, Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA, Perfect Game USA ... Earned first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors ... Semifinalist for Golden Spikes Award presented by USA Baseball ... Earned first-team All-SEC honors ... Quarterfinalist for National Pitcher of the Year by the College Baseball Hall of Fame ... Named to Academic All-District Team ... 2011 MLB Draft Selection (31st round/Cleveland Indians) ... College World Series All-Tournament Team ... Earned NCAA Elite 88 Award with highest grade point average of all student-athletes from eight schools at College World Series ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Impressive season with a 14-3 record and a 1.06 ERA in 21 games with 112 strikeouts in 145 innings pitched ... Won 14th game of the season with 7.2 innings and just two runs allowed in five hits as Gamecocks clinched second straight national championship in 5-2 win over Florida at College World Series ... Quality start and no-decision in 3-2 win over Virginia at College World Series (6/24); allowed just on run on four hits with three strikeouts in seven innings ... Quality start in 5-4 win over Texas A&M at College World Series (6/19); did not allow an earned run in 7.1 innings and struck out eight batters ... Allowed one unearned run on six hits in 8.1 innings to pick up 13th win of the season in the 5-1 win over Connecticut in the NCAA Super Regional (6/11) ... NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... Allowed one unearned run in seven innings of work and picked up 12th win of the year in 2-1 win over Georgia Southern in NCAA Regional (6/3) ... Named to SEC All-Tournament Team after pitching first complete game of the season and second of his career in 7-3 win over Auburn; allowed three runs, all unearned, on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks ... Posted 10th win of the season in 6-1 win at Ole Miss (5/6); allowed one run on six hits with six strikeouts and a walk ... No-decision in 2-1 win vs. Auburn (4/29); allowed one run on seven hits in eight innings with six strikeouts and one walk ... Two-run pinch-hit single in 9-6 win vs. Liberty (4/26) ... Earned ninth win of the year with 6.1 innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits with four strikeouts and three walks in 8-2 win at Mississippi State (4/22) ... SEC Pitcher of the Week as he improved to 8-1 with win vs. Vanderbilt in 3-1 victory (4/15); allowed one run on three hits with eight strikeouts and two walks ... Won seventh game of the year in 4-0 win at Tennessee (4/7); 7.2 scoreless innings with just six hits allowed and four strikeouts ... Improved to 6-1 on the year with eight innings of work against Kentucky; allowed just one run on three hits with six strikeouts and one walk (4/1) ... Strong start to earn win in 9-2 victory at Florida (3/25); worked season-high 8.1 innings and allowed two runs on 10 hits with six strikeouts and two walks (3/25) ... 1-for-2 with a double, run scored and a RBI in 24-4 win over College of Charleston (3/22) ... Quality start despite a loss in 4-2 defeat to Georgia (3/18); allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits with eight strikeouts and two walks in 6.1 innings of work ... Earned fourth win of the season in eight innings allowing just one run, unearned, on five hits and tied career-high with nine strikeouts as Carolina defeated CSU Bakersfield 5-1 (3/11) ... Pinch hit RBI groundout in 10-5 loss at Clemson (3/6) ... Earned third win of the year in 6-3 victory vs. Clemson (3/4); allowed three runs, all unearned, on seven hits in seven innings with six strikeouts and three walks ... Improved to 2-0 with win vs. Southern Illinois in 10-6 victory (2/25); worked 6.2 innings and struck out career-high nine batters, allowed just two runs on four hits ... Starting designated hitter in 6-0 win vs. Santa Clara; recorded first hit of the season (2/20) ... Opening Day starter on the mound, struck out six batters in 5.2 innings of work and earned victory in 12-5 win over Santa Clara (2/18).
2010 - Quality start in 2-1 victory over UCLA in national championship series victory (6/29); allowed one run on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks ... In first start of the season, pitched a complete game and limited Clemson to just one run on three hits with four strikeouts and a walk in 5-1 victory at College World Series (6/25) ... Picked up first win of the season and retired all 10 batters he faced with 3.1 perfect innings and career-high five strikeouts in 9-5 win over Bucknell in NCAA Regional (6/4) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 3-1 loss to Auburn at SEC Tournament (5/27) ... 1.1 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts in 3-0 loss to Ole Miss at SEC Tournament (5/26) ... One scoreless inning of relief with a strikeout in 5-2 loss to Florida (5/21) ... One perfect inning of relief with a strikeout in 3-2 loss to Florida (5/21) ... Struck out lone batter he faced in 5-3 win at Arkansas (5/16) ... Struck out lone batter he faced in 3-2 win at Arkansas (5/14) ... One scoreless inning of relief in 13-9 win at Kentucky (5/7) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 20-15 win over Alabama (5/2) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 9-7 win over Alabama (4/30) ... Struck out the lone batter he faced in 4-2 win over USC Upstate (4/20) ... 0.2 scoreless inning of relief in 2-0 win at Vanderbilt (4/11) ... 0.1 scoreless inning of relief in 3-2 win at Vanderbilt (4/9) ... Picked up save with a perfect 1.2 innings of relief in 6-3 win over College of Charleston (4/7) ... Made first start at designated hitter and hit a solo home run in 10-1 win over The Citadel (3/30) ... 0.2 scoreless innings of relief in 2-0 win at Auburn (3/27) ... 0.1 scoreless inning of relief in 8-5 win at Georgia Southern (3/23) ... 0.1 inning of relief with a strikeout in 4-0 win over Tennessee (3/21) ... 0.2 perfect innings of relief with a pair of strikeouts in 4-2 win over Tennessee (3/19) ... Pitched one scoreless inning of relief with a pair of strikeouts in 8-3 win over Davidson (3/17) ... Tallied save recording final out in 10-7 win over Brown (3/13) ... Earned first career save recording final out in 7-5 win vs. Clemson (3/6) ... Pitched 1.2 innings of relief allowing one run on hit in 4-3 loss at East Carolina (2/27) ... 0.2 scoreless innings of relief in 6-2 win at East Carolina (2/26) ... 0.1 perfect inning of relief in 5-3 win over Duquesne (2/21), also scored a run in one plate appearance. ... 0.1 perfect inning of relief with a strikeout in 13-3 win over Duquesne (2/20).
2009 - Pitched two innings of relief at SEC Tournament vs. Vanderbilt; allowed one run, unearned, on two hits with a strikeout and a walk ... Four scoreless innings of relief with just two hits allowed in 9-5 loss to Florida (4/26) ... 0.2 scoreless innings of relief with one strikeout in 12-2 loss to Clemson (4/22) ... 1.1 scoreless innings of relief in 14-6 win at USC Upstate (4/21) ... 1.1 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts in 6-4 loss to Auburn (4/18) ... Second career start vs. College of Charleston (4/14), allowed six runs, five earned, on nine hits in 4.1 innings of work ... 3.0 innings of relief, allowed just one run, unearned, on one hit with three strikeouts and four walks in 7-6 win over Clemson (4/7) ... 2.2 scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts in 6-4 loss to Arkansas (4/3) ... One scoreless inning of relief with a strikeout in 10-0 win vs. Furman (4/1) ... First career start vs. Georgia Southern, allowed one run on three hits in two innings with three strikeouts (3/25 ) ... One perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts in 11-3 loss to LSU (3/22) ... Three no-hit innings of relief to pick up first win in 6-5 victory over Presbyterian (3/9) ... Pinch-hit RBI double in 15-8 win over Long Beach State (3/6) ... First career appearance on the mound vs. Charleston Southern (3/4), pitched one inning and allowed one run on two hits ... Pinch-hit single and a RBI in first career at-bat in 13-0 win over Duquesne (2/21).
HIGH SCHOOL - 2006 & 2008 South Carolina AAA All-State team ... 2006 & 2007 Louisville Slugger High School All-American ... Earned 2006 South Carolina AAA Player of the Year honors as a sophomore ... Member of 2008 SC Select All-Star team, played in 2008 SC/NC Select game ... 2008 Rawlings Preseason third team All-American ... 2008 Big League World Series champion.
PERSONAL - Born February 15, 1990. Parents are David and Deborah Roth.