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March 28, 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C.Michael Roth from the South Carolina baseball team has been named AgSouth Athlete of the Week.

Roth improved to 5-1 on the year with a victory in the series opener vs. No. 1 Florida on Friday night. Roth worked a season-high 8.1 innings and did not allow a run until the ninth inning as the Gamecocks took the series opener 9-2 against the Gators. Roth allowed just two walks while striking out six batters.

For the season, Roth is 5-1 with a 1.50 ERA and has pitched a team-high 42.0 innings. He has 44 strikeouts to just 11 walks. Opponents are hitting just .230 against him. Roth is tied for second in innings pitched and third in the SEC in earned run average. His strikeout total is fourth highest. He is also tied for second in wins with five on the year.