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-Carolina scores 5 runs in 9th inning to beat miami to go to the world series

-Super Regional 2002, USC-Miami, Cocks down by 5 in the ninth inning of last game, two outs, Cocks rally and beat the Canes to go to Omaha!!

-Beating Clemson 38-16 in 1997.

-I don't have the year but beating Miami with a bunch of runs in either the eighth or ninth inning. Huge crowd and great win.

-My favorite memory at the "Sarge" would have to be the comeback victory in the deciding game against Miami. I remember having tears in my eyes as I listened to the replay of the last inning on my way home!

-The 1985 Regional tournament. I was on my recruiting trip for baseball and I had never seen so many fans at a college baseball game. The crowd was wild and Carolina rolled to the CWS. My mind was made up.

-The comeback against Miss State 2006-i think willard hits 3 run hr to tie and michael campbell walk off in extra inn

-38-16 USC over CU April 23, 1007 The Night the Tigers were Tamed!

-4-23-1997..Carolina blasts clemson 38-16 in Ray Tanner 1st yr as the Gamecocks score the most runs in the history of the series!............6/9/2002..CAROLINA scores 5 Runs in the Top of the 9th(down 4-1) to beat the Defending National Champion Miami Hurricanes to win the 3rd and deciding game of the Super Regionals and punch their Ticket to the CWS in Omaha where they went on & Blasted clemson Twice & finished Nat. Champ runner-up to Texas...Most exciting finish ever seen @ THE SARGE without question!!

-My favorite memory of Sarge Frye Field has to be the 2002 NCAA Super Regional against Miami. Both teams had won a game so it all came down to a final game three for the right to go to Omaha. We trailed late 4-1, but we were not to be denied. The never say die Gamecocks scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning and held off Miami in the bottom of the ninth to clinch the victory. What looked like another super regional disappointment turned into euphoria. Also remember an NCAA Regional where our backs were up against the wall. After winning our first game on Friday, USC would play a very good Central Florida team on Saturday afternoon. The Cocks would fall to UCF and have to fight their way out of the dreaded losers bracket. Carolina, after losing to UCF, faced Princeton Saturday night. The Cocks would have to beat Princeton and then beat Central Florida two times on Sunday to advance. Many believed that it was going to be too much to ask. Well guess what, after beating Princeton on Saturday night, USC would turn around and beat UCF twice on Sunday to advance to the super regionals. So many great memories at the Sarge. I'll definitely miss it, but can't wait for the new ballpark at the same time.

-No game will ever match the win over miami in ncaa tournament play a few years back.

-Carolina eliminating UNC three straight years on their way to the CWS in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

-For me personally my own send-off as a student at Sarge Frye Field can never be topped. It was the Sunday game vs Mississippi St this past season, and my last game at the Sarge as a student. I got a foul ball for the first and only time at the Sarge, and then there was the game. The huge comeback was truly unforgettable. I stuck around for the whole game, as my principles of fandom dictate, and I sure wasn't disappointed. I'll be back this year to say good bye to the Sarge, but the memories will never go away.

-May 21, 2005: Kentucky hits a grand slam in the top of the 8th inning to go ahead 9-5. In the bottom of the 8th, Neil Giesler hits a grand slam to tie the game 9-9. In the bottom of the 9th inning, Steve Tolleson hits a walk-off 3-run homer to give the Cocks a 12-9 win!

-Beating Miami after the incredible comeback by scoring five runs in the 9th to get us our first of three consecutive runs to Omaha.

-I would have to say the 2002 year was as magical as any in school history. Winning the SEC in come from behind fashion at Georgia. Going through the losers' bracket to almost winning the SEC Tournament Championship. Beating UNC in the deciding game of the Regional 3-1. A come from behind victory vs. Miami in the Game 3 of the Super Regional. Going through the losers' bracket in the CWS and defeating Clemson twice by 10 runs to play for the national championship.

-The Friday night game when Landon Powell hit a bomb and won the game against Florida.

-South Carolina beats Ole Miss in a rainy game on three home runs in the bottom of the ninth in 2002.

-For every year I've been a Gamecock fan, I've always been able to walk in there thinking, "We're the best today! I'm not going to let anyone ruin my time here because this is the best place to be on a warm afternoon." There aren't many places I've been to where I get that feeling. I love the Sarge and I'm really going to miss it.

-The final game of the 2002 NCAA Super Regional against the University of Miami Hurricanes, which propelled the Carolina Gamecocks into the College World Series, was one of my most favorite memories to occur at Sarge Frye Field.

-While I was a student at USC in 2002-2004, I worked almost every home game at the Sarge as a ticket taker, usher, scoreboard operator and on rare occasions, as the PA announcer. Every game was quite special, but being the guy to put all of the runs on the board in series-clinching games that sent us to Omaha was quite special.

-The Clemson-USC game several years ago when the Gamecocks scored 38 runs. That was the most unbelievable game - it was like batting practice. The pitchers were good, the hitters were focused on both teams and the balls were flying all over the place. The pitchers were ducking from the rocks coming back at them. It was wild and became almost boring after a while. It was like a football game. I don't think you will ever see anything ilke that type of game again.

-My first game at Sarge Frye was in 1973 as an 8th grader. A friend and his brother took me. The Cocks were playing the High Point Purple Panthers and the game went 16 innings. The High Point right fielder was a guy named Joe Turnbull. We chanted his name "Turnbull, Turnbull" as he struck out five times, including the top of the 16th when he struck out with the bases loaded. Then, in the bottom of the 16th, with two outs, a USC batter looped an easy fly ball to right. Turnbull dropped it as the winning run scored. We chanted "Turnbull, Turnbull, Turnbull." He went to the dugout and grabbed a bat and had to be held back by his teammates. I think it lead to the beginnings of the 3rd Base Hecklers of the late 70s and early 80s! I was fortunate to spend MANY happy moments at Sarge Frye over the years. God bless Sarge and the stadium named for him!

-My memories of the Sarge - when the team rallied from behind to beat a good Miami team; the Super Regional against North Carolina that sent us to back-to-back World Series; Kip Bouknight's 1-hitter; losing to Louisiana-Lafayette in the 2001 Super Regionals. The Sarge has been great to play in. Have a great season and let's close the final year at the Sarge with a bang!

-Clemson was here on a weeknight and Trey Dyson hit a dinger into the night to tie the game in the 8th and Marcos Rios delived a bases-loaded pinch hit in the final inning to win it. At the time, it was the most fun I had at a USC sporting event since the basketball team beat Kentucky here in '97.

-Clemson was at the Sarge. USC was up by a run, but the Tigers had the bases loaded in the 7th and a 3-ball, no-strike count on the hitter. Tanner called to his bullpen and out came none other than Kip Bouknight! Kip fired three straight pitches: strike one, strike two, strike three to kill the Clemson rally. He stayed in to pitch the 8th and 9th innings to get his first ever collegiate save.

-My best memories of the Sarge don't have a lot to do with baseball. I grew up at the Sarge. I remember sliding down the hill on the third base side on cardboard boxes. I remember sitting in the outfield with my family and having a picnic on a warm Sunday afternoon. I also remember getting my first kiss at a night game many moons ago before the "new Roost" was built. Don't get me wrong. The baseball was fantastic but my memories will always take me back to my middle and high school years. I wish there was a way to save the Sarge so that maybe one day my children could have the same wonderful experiences that I had at Sarge Frye Field.

-South Carolina defeats North Carolina in a 9th inning rally to move on to Omaha.

-We will all miss going to games at the Sarge. Maybe the new field will give us greater moments.

-During the late 70s and 80s (OK, I was a student for a LONG time), the 3rd Base Hecklers ruled the visitors' dugout. Here's to Tom, Benji, Ike, Spade, Darrell and all the rest of the gang. We were the original 'Dugout Club'. My favorite picnics will always be the ones on top of the dugout. Road trips were fun, but they always made us long for our spot at Sarge Frye Field.

-My favorite memories of Carolina baseball and Sarge Frye Field go back to the spring of 1981 - my senior year. We sat right behind the visitors' dugout where we took our place among those irreverant souls known as the 'World-Famous Third Base Hecklers'. No visiting team was safe. When a pitching coach would walk out to the mound, we'd chant quietly, "walk, walk, walk..." until he got there. Then the chant changed to "talk, talk, talk..." until he started back to the dugout when the chant returned to "walk, walk, walk..." We once chanted the name of a visiting pitcher after he was relieved so intensely that he came out of the dugout and took a bow. Of course, we wanted him back out on the mound. Then there was the night that Etienne Farquharson hit one that I swear went over the left field lights. Those were great days.

-9th inning comeback to beat the Miami Hurricanes to advance to Omaha.

-I miss "The Third Base Hecklers"!!!

-Complete game performance by closer Blake Taylor in the final game of the 2002 Regional against North Carolina. It was his first start of the season striking out 11 on 156 pitches leading USC to a 3-1 victory and propelling them to the Super Regional against Miami where USC had one of the best comeback victories ever to send them into the College World Series.

-I remember coming to the Sarge as a high school baseball player in 1974. Carolina had a great team that year with Earl Bass and Hank Small being two of its shining stars.

-Sarge Frye was a wonderful place to watch a baseball game and it will be missed. I remember attending Sarge Frye for the first time at the age of 14 back in 1970 and I have many great memories over the years.

-USC beats Miami 6-5 in the bottom of the 9th. Carolina scores four runs and comes back to win.

-Taking batting practice vs. Clemson with about 5,000 fans in the stands and then going on for a six-game sweep in 1985. We hit back-to-back-to-back dingers in game one at USC that year. Great fans, great place to play. Thanks for the memories.

-The Super Regional comeback win vs. Miami in 2001

-I will never forget when we were playing Clemson. Kip Bouknight had pitched the day before and came in with the bases loaded and a 3-0 count on the batter. Three pitches later, we were out of the inning with a strikeout on a curveball. Kip had ice in the whenever we played Clemson.

-Beating Charleston Southern 38-0. -Frank S.

-Stopping Clemson's 34-game win streak in 1995 with Kris Benson on the mound. -Randy S.

-Some of the best times I've had with my sister were when were at baseball games at Sarge Frye with the Third Base Hecklers. Great memories, Deborah! - Sharon M.

-As a child and as a student, I remember either coming with my Dad or walking from the dorm to join in the antics of the "World Famous" Third Base Hecklers. Probably the best collection of fun-loving fans I have seen at a ballpark. And I've seen and worked a LOT of ballgames. From cheering for the Cocks, heckling Cocky during the pizza scream to the ever popular "ragarm" cheer for the opposing pitcher - and always pulling for the opponent's last guy off the bench - it was the fun and irreverence of the Third Base Hecklers that I will remember most. -Lenny M.

-How can anyone forget April 22, 1997 when USC beat Clemson 38-16? -David W.

-South Carolina 10, Miami 7. Miami 5, South Carolina 2. South Carolina 6, Miami 4. Ninth-inning Super Regional comeback to finally return to Omaha. -Marsh M.

-The extra inning win over Clemson in 2000 when we were ranked #1 in the country. The Super Regional comeback against Miami in 2002. Just having the opportunity to watch some great Gamecock baseball players like Hank Small, Earl Bass, Jeff Grantz, Mike Cook, Ed Lynch, Kip Bouknight, Drew Myers and Trey Dyson. -Henry D.

-How can you not mention the Miami Super Regional game in the list of biggest events in Sarge Frye Field history? Down three runs in the ninth in a decisive Game 3, the Gamecocks score five and go on to win the Super Regional and advance to the College World Series. The win was important as this was the first of three straight CWS berths and put Carolina baseball square in the national spotlight. I dare say there has never been a better atmosphere at Sarge Frye than that late Sunday afternoon in June of 2002. -Brian B.

-Catching a foul ball rolling back off the roof on the first base side while smoking a cigarette. It was a cold night against Wofford and it was off the bat of Steve Pearce. It was the first foul ball I had ever caught. What a great week and it started that night at the Sarge. I will miss the beautiful field, but will enjoy one more season with season tickets at the Sarge. Hopefully, we will send her off with a dogpile of Gamecocks and a trip to Omaha! -Lewis W.

-Comeback win over Miami in the Super Regional. Five runs in the ninth for Tanner's first trip to Omaha. -Neal H.

-I was a first-year college assistant in 1991 and we were on the road at the Sarge. Naturally, we were in the third base dugout and those world famous Third Base Hecklers were there to greet us and entertain us as the Gamecocks handed us a loss. I will never forget that atmosphere for a week night game. A few years later, I moved to Columbia and became a Gamecock fan. I was at the Sarge for every game (and a lot of practices) from 1999 to 2002 before moving once again. What an atmosphere for college baseball. The Sarge was always rocking. I will be back for a farewell visit this season. -Dennis C.

-I have been going to Sarge Frye Field since 1975. I am really going to miss it. I was one of the original Third Base Hecklers. The one game that stands out to me was June 2, 2002 when Blake Taylor pitched a complete game against the hated Tar Heels. I think the temperature was almost 103 degrees and Blake pitched the whole game. That was an amazing performance. I wish we could stay there. -Ned T.

-One of the best games I remember at Sarge Frye was the final game against Miami in the Super Regionals in 2002. We were behind by three runs going into the ninth. Peters and Dyson came through (among others) and Miami's catcher allowed a run to score. We held them off in the bottom of the ninth to win. Section 2 was loud, proud and rocking to end the game. Section 2 is always fun with Mr Bill Golding and his wife Gloria along with lots of other "old-timers" like me. -Sharon H.

-Being part of the Third Base Hecklers in the early 80s. We used to make Clemson coach Bill Wilhielm so mad. -Scott D.

-Third game of Super Regional finals with a comeback win and a pile of players on top of the closer "Big John"

-While at Carolina, I was on hand for Coach Raines' 500th victory. My favorite memory was when my cousin's boyfriend (now husband) pitched for Clemson but we won the game. -Greg B.

-Gamecocks come from behind win over Miami in the Super Regionals to advance to the College World Series. -Joshua M.

-One of my favorite moments was watching Urq hit for the cycle. What an awesome day that was. -Scott B.

-Beating Clemson 38-16 in 1997. The box score was like a slow pitch softball game with several guys having five or more hits. That lineup was one of the strongest I can remember with Curry, Everett, Urquhart and Bordenick. -Jimmy D.

-Going to the Sarge the afternoon after my grandmother passed in 1993. The sun was setting and there was just something very comforting about being at a place that I loved so much, remembering someone so dear to me. -Renee S.

-Having roses delivered to me as I worked the game in 1993 by John and Ryan of the Third Base Hecklers. -Renee S.

-Far and away, it was the 38-16 win against Clemson! That game really set the tone for Ray Tanner's emergence in Columbia as "Big Time Baseball." -David M.

-My first game when we beat Clemson at home in 1996. The game wasn't special, just my first time at the Sarge. -Dillon C.

-I may not have memories of individual games, but my senior year (Spring of 1992), I remember a great group of third base hecklers that were always seated above the visitors dugout on the third base line. The seating wasn't as nice as it is now and you really felt like you were right on top of the other team. The hecklers were hilarious and always clean in their efforts to distract the other team. I did a documentary on the group for a radio class. The Carolina players and Coach Raines really enjoyed them as well. One of my favorite quips was "Hey, who cut your hair, Black & Decker?" The Sarge holds some great memories for me for entertaining afternoons on and off the field! -Brad M.

-I basically grew up around USC athletics and Sarge Frye Field was my "home" for many springs during my youth. From following my cousin Harvey in the early 1980s to working as the sports information director for USC baseball in the early 1990s to watching another cousin, Kip Bouknight excel on the mound for the Gamecocks, Sarge Frye Field has been a mainstay for me! What a place! I knew Sarge from seeing him so many times during the 1980s but had the privilege of getting to know Sarge from my days as the SID. Great man, great family! His grandson, Jay, was a football assistant coach in my early prep years at Brookland-Cayce High School and today is very successful with his own program at Richland Northeast High School. I'll miss Sarge Frye Field, but I know the baseball program will take his presence to the new facility. Here's to much success in 2007 and Go Cocks! -Kyle H.

-Back in the 70s, prior to the Roost, there were apartments down the third base line. It was a lot of fun to take in afternoon games at a friend's house that had a view of the field from his backyard. -Ken E.

-While the game three comeback against Miami in the 2002 Super Regional was perhaps the most poignant, an equally exciting memory was the final game of a weekend series against Georgia in 2000. That was the closest the Bulldogs came to winning a game in the series, only to have Brandon Pack hit a game-winning, walk-off multi-run dinger. To see the elation of the Gamecock faithful was topped only by the stunned, blank stares of the Georgia fan contingent and the ballplayers themselves. Also, I remember getting at Miami fans in that Super Regional game. When USC was clawing its way back into the contest in the latter innings, the Miami fans were having a grand time finishing our chants of "USC, USC" with the follow-up of "Trojans." As things got tighter, we answered their shouts of "Go Miami" with "of Ohio"! -Phil S.

-It was a dream come true to play for USC and at the Sarge. There was no better place to play. Being a local guy, I can remember my childhood days watching the Gamecocks play while sitting on the grassy hill. During my playing days, I watched the crowds grow and when the lights were installed, the Sarge really shined. Another great memory was being able to come back and umpire on the same field I once played on. -Ken S.

-There have been a lot of great moments at the Sarge, but the one moment that sticks out in my head was the unbelievable comeback that we had against Miami in game three of the Super Regional in 2002. We had a five-run ninth inning to beat the defending national champs and send us to Omaha. Anyone that was there knows how special that game truly was! Go Cocks! -Blake M.

-Back in the 1970s where there were very few seats, there was a retired military guy who would bring his dog to the games. The dog would retrieve foul balls from areas where there would be shrubbery and other plants and take the balls up to the scorer's table. I was there for the comeback against Mississippi State on Sunday in 2006. Seeing the Yankees and Mets play an exhibition game there in the 70s was neat as was the win to clinch the CWS berth in 1975. - R.J.

-My favorite Sarge memories will always include standing on the building behind 1st base and heckling the visiting coaches in the coaches box. - Robbie M.

-It was my privilege to be the first Cocky to roam Sarge Frye Field. I can still hear the Third Base Hecklers giving Clemson a hard time. I'm not sure who Wilhelm hated more, them or Cocky. He tried to get Cocky kicked out of a game in 1982 because Cocky was squirting the fans down the 3rd base line with a fire extinguisher, but the wind was blowing most of the water in their dugout. I remember the Miami team being "blown" out of their dugout as Cocky mowed them down with his water gun in true John Wayne style! I must give Coach June Raines a lot of credit for giving a "cocky" college student free reign of the field to do some crazy things and for Sarge, himself, for helping Cocky become the legend he is today. It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since my last game there, but the memories will live forever. Thanks Sarge! and Go Cocks! -John R.

-As I saw it sitting behind Coach Tanner: Tim Seaton squeezes a foul fly by the Gamecocks' bullpen. USC defeats Miami 6-4, securing their first trip to Omaha in 17 years. I couldn't have been prouder of a group of men. That catch has created friends for life. -Fox B.

-Sarge Frye was my great-grandpa, so I'm really sad it is going away! I know his legend will always live on in Gamecock hearts. I'll miss the field greatly! -Peri I.

-1998 Regional - I remember we were listening to the radio in my car to the Regional being played at Miami when USC loaded up the bases and Ryan Bordenick came up to the plate and hit a grand slam to win the game and allowed USC to continue in the Regional. I remember the sports announcer going crazy and screaming along with the USC fans that were there. It was so exciting that I and three of my friends drove that night from Columbia all the way to Miami to be part of the excitement and cheer on our team. -S.R.

-After the second place finish in '75, I remember the spring of '76 with a number of players on the team being some of the best in the nation. The afternoon games were fantastic with warm sunshine and great baseball. Many a day after class, I would walk to the field with my books in hand, go to the game and catch some rays while watching the game. -Frank S.

-I will always remember huddling in the bleachers with maybe a couple of hundred diehard fans during the cold early games in February; enjoying perfect afternoons and evenings later in the season; sweltering in a packed stadium for the Regional and Super Regional games at the end. My favorite memory is of an afternoon baseball game when a train crew pulled their engine up behind the right field fence and watched while they ate lunch. They cheered with us and when the Gamecocks hit a home run, they blew the train whistle loud. Where else could something like that happen? the Sarge is a special place. -Pamela M.

-I remember the glorious days when our baseball teams from 1974-78 played at Sarge Frye on warm, spring nights. It seemed like we always won. The fan support and spirit would echo throughout the stands. Those games were a prelude to our trip to Omaha and the College World Series. The camraderie of the student body cheering on the Gamecocks in the confines of Sarge Frye Field are memories I still think about. -Robin U.

-Taking my two young sons to their first game at the Sarge. I don't remember much about the game except how special it was to have them watching a game where my dad, Buddy Caldwell, played from '67 to '71. -Elizabeth C.

-Going to weekend games with family and friends and listening to the Third Base Hecklers. -Bobby R.

-I finally caught a foul ball after four years of going to home games. I proudly display it on my mantle. -Chad S.

-As a child in the 60s, my parents would take my brother Hastings and I to the weekend baseball games. There were no buildings that I remember, just the field and grassy hills surrounding the field. We would take lawn chairs and cardboard boxes. During part of the game, my brother and I would "sled" down the grassy knolls until our boxes disintegrated. Then we would watch the game and eat hot dogs, boiled peanuts and a bottle of Coke. This was how I became a Gamecock baseball fan and lover of boiled peanuts! These were the treasured memories of my childhood and we looked forward to our weekend jaunts to the baseball games. When we didn't go, I remember my dad with his transistor radio, listening to the games in earnest. We never bothered him when they were on! Go Gamecocks! -Helen B.

-My favorite Sarge Frye Field memory was when I was about five years old. My dad, Bo Taylor, pitched for South Carolina from 1985-86. His team had a reunion and played an actual game there on the field. It was incredible to be in a place that has produced so many great players and people. -Alec T.

-I was in the Navy and came up to see my brother Rodney pitch against Clemson. He pitched a shutout and I don't think too many balls left the infield. Sometimes during visits to see him pitch I decided that when I got out of the Navy I was going to USC. It was a wise choice since I graduated with honors in Electrical Engineering. -Michael R.

-In 1981 as a freshman on The Citadel baseball team, I just could not stop laughing at the antics of the Third Base Hecklers. Those guys were great! -Will L.

-I was at the Auburn-USC game and i was about to leave. I almost caught a foul ball but someone else got it. On my way out, one of the men working at one of the concession stands said "Young man" to me and then tossed me a ball. That was the kindest thing anyone ever did for me. I will never forget that day. -Max R.

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