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May 29, 2011

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina junior left-handed pitcher Michael Roth has been named to the 2011 SEC All-Tournament team, as announced on Sunday afternoon. Roth pitched the Gamecocks’ first complete game of the season in the 7-3 win vs. Auburn.

After giving up three unearned runs in the top of the first, Roth battled the rest of the way and limited the Tigers to just three hits in the final eight innings. He retired 13 consecutive batters as well to end the game.

Roth a first-team All-SEC performer, is 11-3 on the year with a 1.17 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 107.2 innings pitched. Opponents hit only .220 against him this season. Roth is a quarterfinalist for Pitcher of the Year by the NCBWA and earned Academic All-America honors from CoSIDA.

2011 SEC Baseball Tournament All-Tournament Team
P Hudson Randall, Florida
P Sonny Gray, Vanderbilt
P Michael Roth, S. Carolina
P Michael Palazzone, Georgia
DH Conrad Gregor, Vanderbilt
1B Aaron Westlake, Vanderbilt
SS Nolan Fontana, Florida
C James McCann, Arkansas
2B Riley Reynolds, Vanderbilt
3B Jason Esposito, Vanderbilt
OF Kyle Robinson, Arkansas
OF Daniel Pigott, Florida

Most Valuable Player Daniel Pigott, Florida