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).
wice 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 a season opener 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 so far in 2013 has helped her leap up the charts.
She's third in batting average (.367), second in on-base percentage (.436) and fourth in slugging percentage (.546).
After triples in each of the last four games in the UCF Holiday Inn Select Tournament, Garcia is tied for seventh in that career category with 10.
Garcia also stands fourth in hit-by-pitches (14), tied for 18th in homers (10) and 20th in runs.
In the per-game categories, she's third in runs (0.74), second in hits (1.19), 12th in doubles (0.17) and sixth in home runs (0.08).
She stole four bases in the Stetson Lead-Off Classic to move into the top 10 in that category. Two more at UCF has her tied for eighth with 32 career stolen bases.
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.
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.