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March 30, 2006

Columbia, S.C. – Fifth ranked South Carolina (23-3, 5-1 SEC) heads back on the road this weekend for a three-game SEC series at 15th ranked LSU (20-7, 2-4 SEC) beginning on Friday night (March 31) at 7:30 pm ET. Saturday’s game will start at 4 pm ET with a first pitch on Sunday set for 2 pm ET.

This weekend’s series is a return engagement for the Gamecocks, who swept a three-game series last year at Alex Box Stadium vs. the Tigers. Carolina earned 3-1, 5-1 and 7-5 victories in 2005 marking the first time Carolina won a series at LSU. The Gamecocks have had success as of late against the Bayou Bengals winning 11 of the last 17 games played between the two schools dating back to the 2002 season.

All three games will be broadcast on the Gamecock Radio Network including flagship stations 103.1 FM (WOMG) and 1320 AM (WIS) Tommy Moody and Tom Price will call the action. Live audio also is available at


South Carolina: Arik Hempy, LHP, Jr. (2-1, 2.73 ERA, 29.2 IP, 43 K, 10 BB)
LSU: Daniel Forrer, LHP, Jr. (1-1, 5.14 ERA, 35.0 IP, 35 K, 15 BB)

South Carolina: Mike Cisco, RHP, Fr. (3-0, 2.73 ERA, 26.1 IP, 27 K, 6 BB)
LSU: Clay Dirks, LHP, Jr. (3-2, 3.20 ERA, 39.1 IP, 46 K, 10 BB)

South Carolina: Forrest Beverly, LHP, Jr. (5-1, 4.33 ERA, 35.1 IP, 33 K, 5 BB)
LSU: Derik Olvey, RHP, Jr. (5-0, 2.58 ERA, 45.1 IP, 32 K, 9 BB)