Sunday's game in Knoxville kicks off ESPN's national softball coverage at 2:30 PM
Gamecock assistant leaves after two years and a large impact
South Carolina ranks second among SEC on this list
Gamecocks Samie Garcia and Lauren Lackey both get two hits in the loss
Senior third baseman Evan Childs went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the setback
Photos from the Senior Day ceremony and the final game at the current setup of Beckham Field.
Pictures from the game one win over Longwood on March 31, 2012
Images from the Gamecocks' 8-1 win over the Presbyterian Blue Hose
South Carolina vs. Western Kentucky 2/11/12
CAREER: Finished her Gamecock career sixth in career homers (17) and homers per game (0.09) ... Also fourth in career hit-by-pitches (13) and tied for 10th in career sacrifice flies (5) ... Ranks fourth in assists (168), assists per game (1.83) and fielding percentage (.923) at third base during her career.
2012 (SENIOR): Drew starts in all 55 games and played third base in all of those ... Started at shortstop on Senior Day ... Led the Gamecocks in slugging percentage (.558), runs batted in (40), homers (11) and sacrifice flies (2) ... Stood second on the team in runs scored (33), total bases (86) and hit by pitches (6) ... Also stole seven bases, fourth on the team ... Tied South Carolina's single-season home run record and set a new high in homers per game (0.20) ... Her 40 RBI tied for eighth in a single-season and ranked sixth in RBI per game (0.73) ... Tied for seventh with the six HBPs ... Posted a team-high 11 multi-RBI games ... Went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a homer, driving in three runs, in the 11-3 win over Cleveland State (2/12) ... Had a solo homer as part of her 2-for-4 day against Jacksonville (2/19) ... Also hit a two-run homer in the 15-3 win over Villanova (2/19) ... Drove in three runs in a 2-for-3 effort in the win at UC Riverside (3/3) ... Tied a school record with two homers, including the walk-off winner in the seventh, in the 8-7 win over Arkansas ... Went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer at No. 4/4 Florida (3/18) ... Tallied a two-run blast in the 5-1 victory at Kentucky (4/6) ... Tied the single-season record with a two-run homer against No. 8/7 Tennessee (4/22) ... Posted an RBI in her final game at Mississippi (5/6) ... Earned a spot on the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2011 (JUNIOR): Started 40 games and played in 51 overall ... Drew six starts at second before shifting to third base, where she was penciled in 34 times ... Ranked third on the team with eight double plays turned, all coming at the hot corner ... Also stole five bases in six tries ... Scored two runs in the season opener against Charleston Southern (2/11) ... Hit a home run in the win over Coastal Carolina (2/12) ... Once she moved to the left side of the diamond, she took off offensively, posting three-straight two-hit games ... In the middle game of the stretch against Stony Brook (3/6), she posted her only triple of the year ... In the final game of the series against No. 1 Alabama (4/3), she drew a walk, stole second and made it to third representing the tying run in the 1-0 loss ... Collected a hit in all three games at Arkansas (4/16-17), including adding a double ... Had a home run in the win over No. 20 Kentucky (4/24) ... Member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Earned recognition on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Played in 50 of 51 games, drawing 47 starts ... Of her starts, 26 came at shortstop, 18 at the keystone and two in right field ... Ranked second on the team in slugging percentage and third in on-base percentage ... Her nine doubles also stood second on the squad ... With 17 RBI, she finished third on the team ... Had a .630 slugging percentage against lefties ... Hit. .310 with runners in scoring position ... Began the season with what finished the year as the second-longest hitting streak on the team at six games ... Had two three-hit games in that stretch ... Against Longwood (2/16), she tied a program-record with three doubles ... Had a career-best four RBI in a 2-for-5 day that included her only triple of the year against Loyola (2/27) ... Went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the win over Mississippi State (4/17).
2009 (FRESHMAN): Named to the 2008-09 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... Led the Gamecocks in playing in 44 games, starting 42 in the middle infield ... Started 23 times at second base and 19 times at shortstop ... Led the team with four home runs, 17 runs, three steals and 128 at bats while ranking second with 17 RBI and 10 walks ... Also topped the squad by seeing 4.1 pitches per plate appearance ... Stood fourth in slugging percentage and doubles ... Went 3-for-7 in bases-loaded situations, driving in five runs, which topped the team ... Tied for the team lead with five multi-RBI games, including two in the first two games of the year ... Debuted with a double, two RBI and a run in the first game against College of Charleston (2/7) ... Followed that with a 2-for-4 contest against the Cougars, hitting two home runs and driving in four RBI ... Had the big strike with a three-run home run in the home 4-3 win over North Florida (2/20) ... Doubled and drove in a run in her second game of SEC play against No. 2 Florida (3/7) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the second game against Mississippi (3/18) ... Posted a five-game hitting streak that started in game one of the series against No. 4 Alabama (4/10) ... Had a hit in all three games against the Crimson Tide, adding a stolen base and two runs during the two wins ... Saw her hitting streak end in the second game at Mississippi State (4/18) ... Hit a two-run home run in her return to Conway against Coastal Carolina (4/22) ... Closed the year with a two-RBI day in the win over Kentucky (5/3).
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered five years at Conway H.S. for coach Herb McElvain and Dennis Monette after playing one year at Gaffney H.S. for Kelly Ellis ... Earned "Toast of the Coast" Player of the Year honors as a senior, while she was on the all-area listing as a junior ... Picked up all-state honors as a junior and senior ... Garnered all-region accolades five-consecutive years ... A two-time team MVP as a senior and junior, while she was named offensive MVP as an eighth-grader ... Hit .607 with six homers, six triples and five doubles, driving in 38 runs as a senior ... Also stole 18 bases while scoring 29 runs in 2008 ... Helped her team finish second in the region with a 14-8 record ... As a junior, she hit .597 with six homers and 37 RBI ... Also lettered four times in volleyball and three times in basketball ... A three-time all-region and team MVP selection in volleyball ... Selected to the basketball all-region list twice while being named team MVP as a junior ... Played travel ball with the Carolina Flames ... Led the squad to the 2008 WFC World Series title, while earning MVP honors for the tournament ... Named the USMC and US Army Conway High Athlete of the year ... A member for National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Evan Grace Childs was born to parents Kevin and Polly in Florence, S.C ... .Has five siblings: older sister Hannah, older brother Josiah, twin brother Haddon, and younger brothers Judson and Ian ... Haddon played baseball at Coker College ... Chose the Gamecocks over Georgia and Mississippi State, among others ... Lists Josh Hamilton as her favorite athlete ... Lists surfing and wakeboarding among her hobbies ... Studying sport and entertainment management.