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March 5, 2007

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina junior pitcher Harris Honeycutt has been named SEC Pitcher of the Week following his performance on Saturday in the 12-0 win at Clemson. Against second ranked and in-state rival Clemson, Honeycutt delivered with a top performance on the mound limiting the Tigers to just two hits and combining with three other pitchers for a shutout in the victory.

It was Carolina’s first shutout of the Tigers since 1986 and the first Gamecock shutout at Doug Kingsmore Stadium since 1974. Honeycutt struck out seven batters in the win, took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and allowed just one Clemson player to reach third base. He also improved his career record to 12-0 with the Gamecocks and has won all four starts this season. Honeycutt lowered his ERA to 1.11 and has pitched 14 consecutive scoreless innings.

Honeycutt’s honor marks the second time a Carolina player has been honored by the SEC office. Lonnie Chisenhall was SEC Freshman of the Week after the first weekend of the year at the Hughes Brothers Challenge hosted by UNC Wilmington.