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Feb. 6, 2012

Columbia, S.C. – A limited number of tickets remain for Opening Weekend as South Carolina begins the 2012 season hosting a three-game series vs. VMI at Carolina Stadium. A small amount of standing room only tickets are available for Opening Day on Friday, Feb. 17, as well as game two of the series on Saturday, Feb. 18. Both game times are slated for 3 p.m. Some bleacher seats and standing room only tickets are available for Sunday’s series finale with first pitch scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

In anticipation of high demand for the entire 2012 season, the ticket office will be limiting faculty/staff pickup to two tickets per ID for each game. In addition, section 1 at Carolina Stadium will be a Student Only section for the 2012 season. Students with a valid Student Ticket for the game will be allowed to utilize section 1 on a first come-first serve basis.

South Carolina set a record this year for season tickets with a total of 5,580 sold.

South Carolina is the back-to-back defending national champion in NCAA Division I Baseball after winning consecutive titles at the 2010 and 2011 College World Series. South Carolina has 10 College World Series appearances, including five in the last 10 years under head coach Ray Tanner. Under Tanner’s leadership, South Carolina owns the third-highest win total in the nation in the last 12 years with a 577-231 record. South Carolina is one of eight schools to appear in the NCAA Regional every season in the last 12 years, including nine NCAA Super Regional appearances in that span, one of only five schools to accomplish the feat.

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

Head coach Ray Tanner is the second-winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history with a .699 winning percentage in 15 seasons at the helm of the Garnet & Black.