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June 5, 2004

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South Carolina

– Steve Pearce hit two home runs on the day to give him 19 on the season. It is his second multi-home run game with the last coming against Charleston Southern on February 14. The 19 are tied for the team lead.

– The South Carolina Pitching Staff had 583 strikeouts entering today’s game against North Carolina. The staff struck out 14 Tar Heels today, bringing the season total to 597 strikeouts on the year. That sets a school record for strikeouts in a season, eclipsing the record set in 2002 of 587 strikeouts over 75 games. USC has played in a total of 62 games this season.

– Carolina has hit five home runs in two games in the NCAA Regional.

– 6-1 in their last seven games against the Tar Heels

– The Gamecocks are 15-2 in NCAA Regional games since 2000. (not including Super Regionals or College World Series games)
2004: 2-0
2003: 3-0
2002: 3-1 (loss vs. North Carolina on Sunday)
2001: 4-1 (loss vs. Central Florida on Saturday)
2000: 3-0

– Carolina extended their winning streak to seven games.

– The 11 strike outs by Matt Campbell tied his season high of 11. He recorded 11 against Delaware State on March 14, Yale on March 9, and George Mason on February 29.

North Carolina

– UNC leads the all-time series with South Carolina 58-32-1

– Hubbards homer in the first inning was the 17th of the season.

– Posted a 42-40 record overall in the NCAA tournament

– Bard walked four batters while striking out four today. On the season he allowed 31 walks and struck out 68 batters in 16 appearances.