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June 5, 2005

Atlanta, Ga. – The Sunday afternoon game between South Carolina and Michigan has been halted in the bottom of the eighth inning due to heavy rain and field conditions at Russ Chandler Stadium. South Carolina leads Michigan 4-3 with two outs and a runner on first base in the bottom of the eighth inning. The game is tentatively scheduled to resume at 6 p.m. The winner of the game will meet Georgia Tech 50 minutes following completion of the South Carolina-Michigan game.

South Carolina scored four runs in the third inning to open up a 4-0 lead against the Wolverines. Ian Paxton led off the frame with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Davy Gregg. After Michael Campbell was hit by a pitch, Steven Tolleson knocked a RBI single to left field scoring Paxton for the first Gamecock run. USC would add three more on a three-run homer from Neil Giesler. Giesler blasted a two-out shot to right field on the first pitch from Michigan pitcher Drew Taylor. The homer also extended his hitting streak to 14 games.

Michigan scored its first run of the game as Chris Getz walked with two outs advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a RBI single from Leif Mahler. The Wolverines would add two more runs in the sixth inning on a two-out double from A.J. Scheidt.

South Carolina starting pitcher Zac McCamie worked seven 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on 10 hits with four strikeouts and two walks. The senior RHP also picked two Michigan runners off base, the third time this season he has accomplished the feat. Michigan starting pitcher Drew Taylor went seven 1/3 and allowed four runs on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks.