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Baseball Letterwinners Return For Alumni Weekend
Carolina Stadium

Oct. 3, 2011

Columbia, S.C. - Over 128 former players, coaches and support staff from the University of South Carolina baseball program will return to Columbia, S.C. this week for Alumni Weekend. It is expected to be a record number of attendants this weekend breaking the previous mark of 111 that attended Alumni Weekend in October 2009. Among the festivities include a golf outing on Friday, Oct. 7 as well as the Alumni Game later that evening. First pitch at Carolina Stadium is set for 7 p.m. with admission free of charge. There will be a brief introduction of former players, coaches and support staff before the game as well.

Attendees for Alumni Weekend
Player (Years)
Brian Adams (1994-95)
Christopher Adams (1991-92)
Jim Badolato (1993-94)
Jared Baker (1990-92)
Parker Bangs (2008-10)
Charles "Chuck" Beaumont (1995)
Fox Beyer (1998-02)
Ryan Bordenick (1995-98)
Kip Bouknight (1998-01)
Chris Boyle (1980-84)
Tim Bright (2002-04)
Jay Brown (2007-10)
Brian Buscher (2002-03)
Garrett Carter (1985-88)
Bill Cash (1967-69)
Jeff Churchich (1985-86)
Mike Cisco (2006-08)
Steve Cook (1975-76)
Blake Cooper (2007-10)
Graham Couch (2009)
Adam Crisp (2006-08)
Andrew Crisp (2006-09)
Gregory Crolley (1977-78)
D.T. Cromer (1990-92)
Roy Cromer
Mike Cromer (1974-75)
Burke Cromer (1989-92)
Tripp Cromer (1987-89)
Matt Danner (1997-98)
Mike DeMaine (1993)
Cliff Donald (2002-05)
John Dudley (1996-01)
Trey Dyson (1999-02)
Jeff Easterling (1991-93)
Roger Elliott (1962-65)
Adam Everett (1997-98)
Ted Fetner (1962-63)
Art Finley (1981-83)
Bradley Fisher (1982-85)
Pete Fisher (1983-84)
Ward Fisher (1956-58)
Jason Fletcher (2004-05)
Neil Fox (1981-84)
Bennett Galloway (1993-94)
John Gambrell (1971-74)
Dave Gdovin (1997-2001)
Neil Giesler (2005-06)
Garris Gonce (2001-02)
Donald Gordon (1980-82)
Brian Grant (1985-89)
Rick Grich (1961-65)
Mark Gugino (1992-94)
Billy Heckle (1971-72)
Harvey Heise (1981-84)
John Hinkel (1974-77)
Harris Honeycutt (2004-07)
Johnny Hunton (1972-89)
Charlton Ivey Jr. (1974)
Larry Jewell (1955-57)
Wallie Jones (1967-69)
Wade Jordan (2003)
Tripp Kelly (1998-2001)
Keith Killian (1982-85)
Kurt Korinek (1982)
Joe Kucharski (1980-82)
Harley Lail (2007-08)
Andy Lambert (2005-06)
Bill Lamotte, Jr. (1964-66)
Bill Landrum (1978-80)
Brian Lawler (1989-92)
Eddie Lendenski (1985-86)
Keith Lewis (1984-87)
Will Lewis (1987-91)
Rocky Lewis (1981-84)
Dennis Lubert (1979-82)
Mark Mapes (1995-96)
Randy Martz (1977)
Jack McCathern (1962-64)
Whit Merrifield (2008-10)
Donnie Myers (1965)
Mark Nelson (1985-88)
David Palmer (1978-81)
Hank Parks (2003-04)
Jeff Parnell (1990-93)
Scott Peek (1991-92)
Chris Plummer (2000-01)
Adam Poe (1997-99)
Riley Polk (1985-86)
Landon Powell (2001-04)
Larry Price (1982-85)
Billy Pridgen (1952)
June Raines (1977-96)
Aaron Rawl (2002-05)
Paul Rawl (1960)
Matt Riddle (2000-03)
Ken Rosefield Jr. (1956-59)
Delleney Ruff (1961-63)
George W. Rush Jr. (1990-91)
Dan Scarpa (1965-67)
Tim Seaton (2002-03)
Patrick Sexton (1996-98)
Ken Shull (1972-74)
John Simmons (1981)
Jonah Smith (2002)
Bob Smith Jr. (1961-62)
Justin Smoak (2006-08)
Tyler Speer (1997)
Chris Spigner (1998-02)
Stacy Stokes (1991-94)
Pete Stokes (1956-58)
Tom Stokes (1989-92)
Jerry Stone (1960-61)
John Sullivan (1980-84)
Ryan Szwejbka (1994-97)
Blake Taylor (2001-02)
John Taylor (2010-11)
Skeets Thomas (1986-90)
Steve Thomas (1999-02)
Bryan Triplett (2003-04)
Darryl Tucker (1996-97)
Derick Urquhart (1995-98)
Ben Waddell (1984-86)
Mac White (1991-94)
Derek White (1982-85)
Robin Wilkes, Jr. (1964-65)

South Carolina is the back-to-back defending national champion in NCAA Division I Baseball after winning consecutive titles at the 2010 and 2011 College World Series. South Carolina has 10 College World Series appearances including five in the last 10 years under head coach Ray Tanner. Under Tanner's leadership, South Carolina owns the fourth highest win total in the nation in the last 12 years with a 577-231 record. South Carolina is one of eight schools to appear in the NCAA Regional every season in the last 12 years including nine NCAA Super Regional appearances in that span, one of only five schools to accomplish the feat.

Carolina owns more overall wins than any SEC team in the last 12 years and more conference wins than any SEC team in the last 12 years with a 222-137 conference record. South Carolina is the only SEC school to record 40 or more wins each season from 2000-present and the only SEC school to reach the NCAA Regional every season in the last 12 years. The Gamecocks also have the most NCAA Super Regional appearances of the 12 SEC schools in the last 12 years.

Head coach Ray Tanner is the second winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history with a .699 winning percentage in 15 seasons at the helm of the Garnet & Black.



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