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June 9, 2010

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina junior right-handed pitcher/utility player Parker Bangs was selected in the 31st round of the 2010 MLB Draft. Bangs was picked by the Kansas City Royals. He is the sixth current Gamecock player to be chosen in this year’s draft.

2010 – One perfect inning of relief with a pair of strikeouts in 10-2 win over Charleston Southern (5/12) … 1-for-2 and drove in three runs in 17-4 win vs. Wofford (5/11) … Tied a school single-game record with three doubles and also drove in a pair of runs in 6-4 loss to Alabama (5/1) … 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in 6-3 win over College of Charleston (4/7) … 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and three runs scored in 14-2 win over Mississippi State (4/4) … Strong series at plate at Auburn batting 5-for-12 with a homer and six RBI … 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in 11-5 win at Auburn (3/26) … Pitched 2.2 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts in 8-5 win at Georgia Southern (3/23) … Earned first win of the season in 10-7 win over Tennessee; hurled 2.1 innings and allowed just two runs on two hits with three strikeouts (3/20) … 0.1 scoreless inning of relief in 8-3 win over Davidson (3/17) … 0.1 perfect inning of relief with a strikeout in 10-7 win vs. Brown (3-13) … 3-for-4 with a home run and tied career high with four RBI in 8-4 win over Brown (3-13) … One perfect inning of relief with three strikeouts in 7-3 win over Valparaiso (3/10) … Pitched one scoreless inning of relief with two strikeouts in 15-0 win over Presbyterian (3/3) … Pitched 0.2 scoreless innings of relief with a pair of strikeouts in 5-3 win over Duquesne (2/21).

2009 – Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 46th round of the 2009 MLB Draft … 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and homer in win over George Mason (5/29) … Pinch-hit RBI double in 5-4 loss to Vanderbilt at SEC Tournament (5/21) … Hurled 2.2 scoreless innings of relief and struck out six batters while allowing just one hit in 9-5 win over Alabama at SEC Tournament (5/20) … 2-for-3 with a run scored in 7-4 win vs. Georgia (5/15) … Worked 4.2 innings of relief and allowed one run, unearned, on two hits with five strikeouts to pick up victory in 6-3 win over USC Upstate … 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and four RBI, also pitched two perfect innings of relief and earned win, struck out all six batters he faced, in 15-12 win over Tennessee (5/9) … Pinch hit three-run homer in 11-3 win over Vanderbilt (5/3) … 3-for-6 with a double, run scored and a RBI in 12-10 win over Ole Miss (4/10) … Solo home run in 7-6 win over Clemson (4/7) … 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in 7-4 loss to Arkansas (4/5) … 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in 10-0 win vs. Furman (4/1) … 2-for-6 with two runs scored and three RBI in 20-19 win over Kentucky (3/28) … Hurled career-high seven innings in first career start, did not allow a run and struck out seven in 6-0 win over Davidson (3/18), also hit for himself and went 2-for-2 with a RBI … Hurled five innings of relief, allowing three runs, one earned, on seven hits in 10-7 loss to Long Beach State, struck out six batters (3/8) … Hit a solo home run in 7-5 win over Long Beach State (3/7) … Two hits in 3-1 win at Clemson (2/28) … Hurled one scoreless inning of relief in 6-0 win vs. Duquesne (2/23) … 1-for-2 with a run scored, two sacrifice flies and a career-high three RBI in 13-0 win vs. Duquesne (2/21) … Recorded first RBI in Carolina Stadium history with two-out single in bottom of first inning to score Whit Merrifield … Named to 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008 – Appeared in 18 games as a relief pitcher … Posted a 3-3 record with two saves in 27.1 innings of work … Struck out 34 batters with 15 walks allowed, opponents batted only .217 against him … Also served as designated hitter and pinch hitter … As position player, played in 13 games with 11 starts … Hit .277 (13-for-47) with two homers and six RBI to go along with three doubles and a triple … 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 11-3 win vs. Florida at SEC Tournament (5/22) … Key solo home run and pitched 1.1 innings of relief in 7-5 win over Tennessee (5/16) … Struck out potential tying runner at the plate for a final out to earn save in 9-6 victory vs. Florida (5/4) … Started at designated hitter and hit first career homer, finished 2-for-4 at plate and also pitched final two innings to earn first save of the year in an 8-6 win over Auburn (4/12) … Made first career start at designated hitter vs. Davidson (4/2) and went 2-for-4 with a run and a RBI in 9-2 win … Hurled 2.2 scoreless innings of relief with five strikeouts to earn win in 7-4 victory at The Citadel (4/1) … Hurled 1.1 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts in 9-1 win over Mississippi State (3/21) … Worked 2.2 innings and struck out career-high seven batters in 5-3 loss vs. Yale (3/11) … 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient … Played for second consecutive summer for Fayetteville (N.C.) in the CPL … Named to CPL All-Star team, finished season with .253 batting average, four HR and 31 RBI … Also finished 2-3 on the mound with 3.43 ERA … Baseball America rated him the No.5 best prospect out of the CPL in the summer.

2007 – Squad member that did not see any action and took a redshirt … Pitched over the summer with Fayetteville (N.C.) in the Coastal Plain League where he was 2-1 with a 2.12 ERA in 17 innings with 16 strikeouts and one save in nine relief appearances … 2007 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll member.