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June 13, 2004

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The Gamecocks lead the overall series 13-4 and have won eight in a row against the Pirates. The Pirates last win against USC came May 6, 1979 in Greenville.

South Carolina (50-15)

– USC extended its winning streak to 10 games.

– Blackwell has recorded either a save or win in his last nine appearances. He has totaled 14.1 innings pitched in those nine games allowing two runs on 14 hits and two walks while striking out 15. He has one win and eight saves in those nine games.

– The win advances USC to its third consecutive College World Series and its eighth appearance overall. The SEC is currently 28-11 in the 2004 NCAA Tournament, which includes a 9-1 mark against the ACC. The SEC has three teams in the 2004 College World Series. (The totals do not include LSU and Florida’s game on Sunday)

– Pearce has 13 RBI’s in nine post-season games. He was three-for-eight with one RBI in the 2004 Super Regional.

– The Gamecocks are 164-32 (.836) at Sarge Frye Field since 2000.

– The Gamecocks have 50 or more wins in three of their last five seasons.

– The Gamecocks had 52 stolen bases in 63 games to average under one stolen base a game. In the two games of the Super Regional, Carolina had five stolen bases.

– Davy Gregg went three-for-five with a walk, and scoring one run in the Super Regional.

– In the last 20 games, USC had 12 games decided by two runs or less. The Gamecocks are 11-1 in those games.

East Carolina (51-13)

– Ryan Norwood extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

– Jamie Page was 4-for-10 in two games.

– Ryan Jones had two hits in the 2004 Super Regional with both of the hits being doubles.

– The appearance by Trevor Lawhorn was his second on the year. He pitched an inning against Saint Louis on May 7, 2004.