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Oct. 10, 2006

Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Baseball team has announced its schedule for the 2007 season featuring 30 games against 2006 NCAA Tournament teams as well as 30 home games. For the first time in school history, Carolina will open the year with its first six games away from Columbia. South Carolina opens its season at a tournament hosted by UNC Wilmington with the Gamecocks facing 2006 NCAA Super Regional participant Oklahoma on Friday, Feb. 9. USC will also head to a tournament at The Citadel before returning to Sarge Frye Field for the home opener on Friday, Feb. 23 against Eastern Michigan.

South Carolina and Clemson will again meet four times next season beginning with a home and home series on Mar. 3 and Mar. 4. The first game is scheduled at Clemson with the return game in Columbia. Both teams will also meet twice in April with Carolina traveling on April 11th and hosting the final game of the series on April 18. Other in-state contests for the Gamecocks include a home and home with The Citadel (Feb. 18, May 9), at College of Charleston (Mar. 6), vs. Furman (April 4) and two games with Wofford (Mar. 21, April 17).

This year’s 30-game SEC schedule begins on Friday, Mar. 16 with South Carolina hosting LSU in a three-game series. The Gamecocks will also host Vanderbilt, Auburn, Kentucky and Georgia. SEC road contests include Mississippi State, Florida, Ole Miss, Alabama and Tennessee. The Saturday, Mar. 31 home game between South Carolina and Vanderbilt will be televised on SEC-TV as well as the regular season finale at home between the Gamecocks and Bulldogs on Saturday, May 19.

The SEC Tournament is scheduled for May 23-27 in Hoover, Ala. with the NCAA Regionals and NCAA Super Regionals the following two weeks. The College World Series in Omaha, Neb. is slated from June 15-25.

Over the past seven years, the Gamecocks own a 342-135 record, the fourth highest win total in Division I Baseball in that time frame as well as an SEC-best 130-79 mark in conference games. Since the 2000 season, head coach Ray Tanner’s squads have reached the NCAA Regionals seven times, made six NCAA Super Regionals, clinched four SEC Eastern Division titles, earned two SEC Championships and won the school’s first SEC Tournament title. In addition, Tanner has produced 21 All-Americans as well as 29 All-SEC performers to go along with 55 players that have signed professional baseball contracts.

South Carolina recorded its seventh consecutive 40-plus win season in 2006, earned a trip to the postseason and won the NCAA Charlottesville Regional before falling one win shy of a trip to Omaha and the College World Series by winning the first game of the NCAA Athens Super Regional. The Super Regional appearance was Carolina’s sixth in the past seven seasons, making the Gamecocks one of only three teams in the nation to achieve that feat since the 2000 season. Under Tanner, USC owns seven consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, the longest current streak among all 12 SEC schools.