South Carolina and Texas meet at 1 p.m. CDT in the first of a possible two championship games
Four-run third and a two-run homer by Chelsea Hawkins provides the offense in the win
Senior catcher hits a two-run homer that led to the win; freshman Katie Marks got the victory with 3.2 innings of relief
Sophomore Kristen Struett gets three hits in the win; junior Codee Yeske hits the first grand slam in new stadium
Junior third baseman Codee Yeske goes 2-for-3, scores game-winning run in seventh
Shots from the winner's bracket game against No. 4 national seed Texas.
Pictures from the game-one win over Houston in the 2013 Austin Regional in the NCAA Softball Tournament
Shots from the Gamecocks' 6-3 win over No. 18/15 Kentucky in the first round of the 2013 SEC Softball Tournament
Pictures from South Carolina's SEC Tournament quarterfinal matchup against No. 4/4 Tennessee
Shots from the Saturday game of the series against No. 4/6 Alabama
Yeske's 2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
Yeske's 2013 Game-by-Game Statistics
2013 (JUNIOR): Played in 52 games, starting 50 at third base ... Finished third on the team with nine doubles while hitting .264 ... Of her starts, 47 times she hit in the nine hole ... Had a double in a 2-for-4 day in her first start against Stetson (2/9) ... Posted a 2-for-5 day with two doubles, two runs and three RBI in the Alabama State win (3/2) ... Drove in two runs in a 2-for-3 outing against Florida International (3/3) ... Hit the first Gamecock homer at Carolina Softball Stadium in the debut vs. No. 4/6 Alabama (3/15) ... Went 2-for-3 in both games of the Coastal Carolina doubleheader (4/10), doubling twice in game one ... Had hits in five-straight games (4/16-24), including all three at Auburn ... Her seventh-inning homer on Friday led the Gamecocks to their first win at Auburn of the series (4/19) ... Hit the first grand slam at Carolina Softball Stadium as well with her blast in game one of the Charlotte doubleheader (4/24) ... Doubled, scored a run and drove one in during the second Houston game (5/18) in the NCAA Austin Regional.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 15 games, making one start ... Hit .133 (2-for-15) in limited duty ... Had hits in back-to-back outings at Charlotte (2/29) and against Maine (3/2) ... The hit against the Black Bears was a two-run homer ... An injury limited her the rest of the season.
2011 (PRESBYTERIAN): Started all 49 games for the Blue Hose ... Earned first-team All-Big South honors as an outfielder ... Ranked second on the team in many offensive categories, including slugging percentage (.520), hits ( 46) and homers (6) ... Led the team in doubles (9), triples (3) and RBI (28) ... Ranked third on the team with her .303 batting average ... Stole 22 bases, second on the team and fifth in the Big South ... Claimed the final Big South Player of the Week award on May 9th.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played six years of varsity softball at White Knoll High School ... A three-time all-state player, she earned 4A State Player of the Year honors as a senior ... Five-time all-region selection and three-time MVP ... Holds many single-season and career records at White Knoll, including HR, RBI, runs, and stolen bases ... Hit .519 as a senior with 15 doubles, eight homers and 36 RBI ... Hit over .400 as a freshman and sophomore, combining to hit 15 homers and score 68 runs in those two seasons ... Played travel ball with the SC Bandits, coached by Ken Bailey.
PERSONAL: Codee Odessa Yeske was born in Chicago, Ill. ... Daughter of Frank Taylor Jr. and Tracey Yeske ... Has one brother, Joseph Taylor ... Enjoys cooking ... Lists Emily Pitek as her favorite athlete ... Studying hotel, restaurant and tourism management.