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April 18, 2011

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina junior left-hander Michael Roth has been named SEC Pitcher of the Week. Roth did not allow a hit until the fifth inning and limited the Commodores to just one run on three hits in a 3-1 win on Friday night in the series opener vs. Vanderbilt. The three-hit total was the lowest in a game this season for the Commodores, who came into the weekend as the top hitting team in the conference. Roth’s eight strikeout total was one short of his career high. It is the third straight week a Gamecock has been honored with a conference award.

For the season, Roth leads the SEC with an 8-1 record and a 1.24 ERA. His 65.1 innings is also the most by a pitcher in the SEC. He is third in the league in strikeouts (62) and fifth in the league in opposing batting average (.209).

Last week, Colby Holmes was SEC Pitcher of the Week and two weeks ago Forrest Koumas earned SEC Co-Freshman of the Week accolades.