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Jan. 6, 2011

By Andrew Kitick
Assistant Media Relations Director

Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina baseball team ranked No. 4 in the nation in average and total attendance for the 2010 season, it was announced by the NCAA this afternoon. In the second season at Carolina Stadium, the Gamecocks totaled a school record 236,529 fans compiling an average of 6,758 fans in 35 contests. This is the 11th consecutive season that South Carolina has ranked among the top 15 in the nation in attendance. Season ticket sales have already surpassed last year’s total and are still on sale for the 2011 season now starting at $255 (this cost includes all tickets and seat donation). Call 800.4SC.FANS or go to

2010 TOTAL HOME ATTENDANCETeam                    Dates   Attendance  1. LSU        37  394,900  2. Arkansas       38  292,734  3. Texas      39  256,278  4. South Carolina 35  236,529  5. Mississippi    33  223,035  6. Mississppi St. 32  194,094  7. Florida St.    36  167,094  8. Clemson        35  164,285  9. Texas A&M      36  131,08910. Arizona St.     37  129,728
2010 AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCETeam Dates Avg 1. LSU 37 10,673 2. Arkansas 38 7,704 3. Mississippi 33 6,759 4. South Carolina 35 6,758 5. Texas 39 6,571 6. Mississppi St. 32 6,065 7. Clemson 35 4,694 8. Florida St. 36 4,642 9. Alabama 27 4,15610. Wichita St. 35 3,643

South Carolina is the defending national champion in college baseball after winning the title at the 2010 College World Series. South Carolina has nine College World Series appearances including four in the last nine years under head coach Ray Tanner. Under Tanner’s leadership South Carolina owns the fourth highest win total in the last 11 years in the nation with a 522-217 record. South Carolina is one of eight schools to appear in the NCAA Regional every season in the last 11 years including eight NCAA Super Regional appearances in that span, one of only six schools to accomplish the feat.

Carolina owns more overall wins than any SEC team in the last 11 years and more conference wins than any SEC team in the last 11 years with a 200-129 conference record. South Carolina is the only SEC school to record 40 or more wins each season from 2000-present and the only SEC school to reach the NCAA Regional every season in the last 11 years. The Gamecocks also have the most NCAA Super Regional appearances of the 12 SEC schools in the last 11 years.

Head coach Ray Tanner is the second winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history with a .692 winning percentage in 14 seasons at the helm of the Garnet & Black.