South Carolina scored 52 runs on the opening weekend of 2013, picking up two run-rule victories while scoring double-figures in all four games.
It ranks as the first time the Gamecocks have scored double-figure runs in four-consecutive games in the NCAA era (since 1982).
The only other time in the NCAA era that the Gamecocks scored double figures in three-straight games was 1995 (10 at Virginia, 11 vs. George Mason and 11 vs. USF).
Twice have the Gamecocks scored more than 52 runs in four-straight games: 1988 (55 vs. North Carolina, Georgia Southern twice and McNeese State) and 1996 (62 vs. Coppin State and Virginia twice each).
The 15 runs in the lidlifter against Stetson is the most in the program's NCAA era.
The two run-rule wins to start the year matches the 1993, 1996 and 2004 squads.
On three occasions, Gamecock student-athletes tied the school record in runs scored. Twice, Samie Garcia accomplished the feat on Feb. 9, while Alaynie Page did it as well in the second game (vs. Stetson, Feb. 9).
Samie Garcia reached base in each of her first 10 plate appearances.
Samie Garcia enters 2013 on many top 15 career lists at South Carolina, and her performance at the Stetson Lead-Off Classic helped her leap up the charts.
She's third in batting average (.361), third in on-base percentage (.433) and fifth in slugging percentage (.528).
Garcia also stands fourth in hit-by-pitches (14) and tied for 18th in both triples (6) and homers (10).
In the per-game categories, she's fourth in runs (0.73), second in hits (1.17), 11th in doubles (0.17) and fifth in home runs (0.09).
Her four stolen bases in the Stetson Lead-Off Classic moved her into 10th all-time with 30 career steals.
South Carolina opens the 2013 season with 22 scheduled road games (five weekends) due to ongoing construction at the new Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.
The 1997 team spent 23 of its first 26 games away from home in the most similar stretch in the Gamecocks' SEC-era history.
The 1988 squad played its first 31 games away from Columbia (six weeks on the road), while the 1987 team spent its first 20 games traveling (10 days).
The Gamecocks have 31 of their 53 scheduled games against teams who made the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
Saturday's game at UCF will be the first time the Gamecocks face a team that played in last year's tourney.
All 24 SEC games are against NCAA tourney participants.
Four of South Carolina's SEC games will be on television, including one on national outlet ESPNU.
Gamecocks' Streak Ends In 4-1 Loss To UCF
The Gamecocks (5-1) saw their season-opening winning streak come to an end with a 4-1 loss to host UCF (2-3) in the Gamecocks' second game of the UCF Invitational.