Gamecocks enter with 16-0 record; Ole Miss brings in a 16-2 record
South Carolina National Guard Band to Perform National Anthem
Carolina Day at the State House held today
Team receive National Championship and Southeastern Conference Championship rings
2011 South Carolina Baseball Banquet
2011 - 2011 MLB Draft Selection (22nd round/Seattle Mariners) ... Holds school's single-season record for appearances with 50 ... Earned All-America honors from CollegeBaseballinsider.com ... Impressive season out of the bullpen with an 8-1 record and a 1.14 ERA in 50 appearances and 71.1 innings pitched; opponents hit just .185 against him ... Two scoreless innings of relief in 2-1 win over Florida in game one of championship series at College World Series (6/27) ... Picked up win in 7-1 victory over Virginia (6/21) at College World Series; allowed just one hit in 4.1 scoreless innings ... One scoreless inning of relief in 5-4 win over Texas A&M at College World Series (6/19) ... 1.2 scoreless innings to pick up the win in 8-2 win over Connecticut in NCAA Super Regional (6/12) ... Closed out 5-1 win over Connecticut in NCAA Super Regional retiring both batters he faced (6/11) ... Earned win in 8-2 victory over Stetson in NCAA Regional (6/5); allowed one run on two hits in 1.2 innings ... Struck out lone batter he faced in 2-1 win over Georgia Southern in NCAA Regional (6/3) ... One perfect inning of relief in 4-2 loss vs. Georgia (5/27) ... Three scoreless innings of relief in 7-2 loss vs. Vanderbilt (5/26) ... Scoreless inning of relief in 6-3 win at Alabama (5/20) ... 2.1 hitless innings of relief in 2-1 loss at Alabama (5/19) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 7-1 win over Arkansas (5/15) ... Allowed one run on three hits in 1.1 innings with three strikeouts in 6-5 win over Arkansas (5/14) ... Struck out both batters he faced in 6-1 win over Presbyterian (5/10) ... One perfect inning of relief in 6-1 win at Ole Miss (5/6) ... 1.2 scoreless innings of relief with just one hit allowed and three strikeouts in 7-3 win over Auburn (5/1) ... One perfect inning of relief to earn win in 2-1 victory vs. Auburn (4/29) ... 0.2 scoreless innings with a strikeout in 9-6 win vs. Liberty (4/26) ... Career-high four innings pitched, just one run allowed and three strikeouts to pick up the win in 13-4 victory at Mississippi State (4/24) ... 2.1 scoreless innings with just one hit allowed and two strikeouts in 8-2 win at Mississippi State (4/22) ... Two scoreless innings with just one hit allowed and two strikeouts in 8-3 win at College of Charleston (4/19) ... 2.2 scoreless innings with just one hit allowed in 6-4 loss to Vanderbilt (4/16) ... 2.2 scoreless innings with just two hits allowed and three strikeouts in 2-0 loss to The Citadel (4/12) ... 1.2 scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts in 2-0 win at Tennessee (4/8) ... Quality relief outing in 4-1 win over Kentucky (4/3); worked 2.1 innings and allowed one run on three hhits with four strikeouts and two walks ... 1.2 scoreless innings with just one hit and one walk allowed in 4-3 win over Kentucky (4/2) ... Earned second win of the year with two hitless innings of relief, with three strikeouts in 6-4 win over The Citadel (3/30) ... Key relief outing with 1.2 scoreless innings and just two hits allowed in 4-3 win at Florida (3/27) ... 0.2 perfect innings of relief with a strikeout in 9-2 win at Florida (3/25) ... Worked 2.1 hitless innings with one strikeout in 8-3 win over Georgia (3/20) ... One perfect inning of relief with a strikeout in 2-1 win over Georgia (3/19) ... Allowed one run on one hit with three strikeouts and a walk in two innings of 4-2 loss to Georgia (3/18) ... Worked three innings and did not allow a run or hit while striking out three batters in 4-2 loss to Furman (3/15) ... One scoreless inning of relief with a strikeout in 5-2 win over CSU Bakersfield (3/12) ... One scoreless inning of relief with two strikeouts in 5-1 win over CSU Bakersfield (3/11) ... 0.2 scoreless innings in 10-5 loss at Clemson (3/4)Three scoreless relief appearances vs. Southern Illinois; allowed just one hit in four innings with eight strikeouts out of the pen ... Picked up win in 9-4 victory over Southern Illinois (2/27); 2.2 innings of relief allowed just one hit while striking out career-high five batters ... One perfect inning of relief in 4-0 win over Southern Illinois, striking out the side in the ninth inning (2/26) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 10-6 win over Southern Illinois (2/25) ... 1.1 hitless innings of relief with a strikeout in 12-5 win over Santa Clara (2/18).
2010 - One perfect inning of relief in 2-1 win over UCLA in national championship series victory (6/29) ... One perfect inning of relief in 3-2 win over Oklahoma at College World Series (6/24) ... Two scoreless innings of relief with one hit allowed and one strikeout to pick up a win in 5-3 win at Arkansas (5/16) ... One scoreless inning of relief in 10-2 win over Charleston Southern (5/12) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 9-3 loss at Kentucky (5/9) ... One scoreless inning of relief in 14-6 win over Winthrop (5/5) ... Retired both batters he faced in 6-4 loss vs. Alabama (5/1) ... Earned win in 10-4 victory at The Citadel (4/14); hurled 2.1 innings allowing one run, unearned, on one hit with three strikeouts ... Retired both batters he faced to close out 10-2 victory vs. Mississippi State (4/2) ... Hurled two scoreless innings of relief with just one hit allowed and a pair of strikeouts in 10-1 win over The Citadel (3/30) ... Pitched one perfect inning of relief with a pair of strikeouts in 10-6 loss at Auburn (3/28) ... Pitched two perfect innings of relief with a pair of strikeouts to pick up first win in 8-5 win at Georgia Southern (3/23) ... One scoreless inning of relief in 15-0 win at Furman (3/16) ... First career save after 1.1 scoreless innings of relief in 6-2 win at East Carolina (2/26) ... One inning of relief, allowed three runs on three hits in 5-3 win over Duquesne (2/21).
JUNIOR COLLEGE - Pitched for Florence Redwolves of Coastal Plain League in summer of 2009, compiled four wins and among league leaders with a 1.58 ERA ... Was the starting pitcher for the National Team in the 2009 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game ... Hurled 62.2 innings and struck out 54 while walking 15 ... Opponents batted just .174 against him ... Compiled 3-1 record with a 2.08 ERA in 30.1 innings pitched as a sophomore in 2009 season at Florence Darlington Tech ... Struck out 27 batters and walked just eight on the year as well
HIGH SCHOOL - Named to 2006 & 2007 South Carolina AAA All-State team at Wilson HS ... Played in SC 2007 North/South All-Star game ... 2006 Region 6-AAA Player of the Year.
PERSONAL - Born John Taylor on 3/27/89 ... Parents are Paul and Jody Allen.