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Blowfish Extend Winning Streak To Six Games

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (Blowfish) -- After back to back games totaling 27 hits, all Lexington County needed tonight was five to knock off the Florence RedWolves. The game got off to a feisty start, as Coach Jonathan Johnson and Adam…

Fireflies Fall to GreenJackets in Series Finale

AUGUSTA, GA (Fireflies PR) -- The Fireflies and GreenJackets seesawed back and forth early Wednesday night, but Columbia fell to Augusta, 7-3, at Lake Olmstead Stadium in the series finale. Seven Fireflies – including Milton Ramos - registered at least…

USC Tops NCAA in Women's Basketball Attendance

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- South Carolina ranks No. 1 in average home women’s basketball attendance for the second-straight season, the NCAA formally announced today. The Gamecocks averaged 14,364 fans at Colonial Life Arena this season as one of two…

Inciarte Helps Braves Stop Losing Streak

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- For one game at least, the Atlanta Braves didn't look like the worst team in the majors. Ender Inciarte finished a home run shy of the cycle and scored twice, Julio Teheran backed himself with an…

Hill And Webb Named Freshmen All-Americans

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- Freshmen right-handed pitchers Adam Hill and Braden Webb were named to the 2016 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-America team from Collegiate Baseball, as announced on Wednesday, June 8. Webb became the 31st pitcher in school history…

Braves Trade Johnson Back To Mets

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kelly Johnson is back with the New York Mets. The Mets acquired the utilityman from the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday for right-hander Akeel Morris. As part of the deal, the Braves will pay the Mets $450,000…

Beer Named National Co-Freshman Of The Year

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) -- Outfielder Seth Beer (Suwanee, Ga.) was named national co-freshman-of-the-year by Collegiate Baseball on Wednesday. He became the first Tiger freshman to win a national award. He joined Tennessee Tech's Kevin Strohschein as recipients of the honor.  …

Gamecock Pair Makes PGA Tour Debut

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (USC SID) -- University of South Carolina Men’s Golf alumni Matt NeSmith and Wesley Bryan will make their professional PGA TOUR debuts this week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Both NeSmith and Bryan earned sponsor’s exemptions to the tournament, which runs June…

Super Gamecocks! USC Wins Regional 10-5 Over UNCW

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Madison Stokes drove in three runs and South Carolina won its fourth straight to capture the NCAA Tournament's Columbia Regional with a 10-5 victory over UNC Wilmington on Tuesday. The Gamecocks (46-16) host Oklahoma State, which…

Coastal Headed To Third Super Regional

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Seth Lancaster singled home the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning, and Coastal Carolina rallied past North Carolina State 7-5 Tuesday and advanced to the super regionals of the NCAA Tournament. The second-seeded…

Game Times Set For First Three USC Games

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- Game times have been set for South Carolina’s first three football games of the 2016 season, it was announced today. The Gamecocks will open the 2016 season at Vanderbilt on Thursday, September 1, with an…

Three Fireflies Named South Atlantic League All-Stars

COLUMBIA, S.C. (PRESS RELEASE) – Three Fireflies were named to the South Atlantic League Southern Division All-Star team, the league announced on Tuesday. Starter P.J. Conlon, and infielders Vinny Siena and David Thompson will be on display at Whitaker Bank…

Stachler Qualifies For U.S. Open

ROSWELL, Ga. (USC SID) -- University of South Carolina men’s golf student-athlete Ryan Stachler qualified for the 116th U.S. Open on Monday, advancing out of Sectional Qualifying and into the second major championship of the 2016 golf season. Stachler finished second at Ansley…

Watch: Fans react : Gamecock Baseball Postponed

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- Monday’s winner-take-all NCAA regional game at Founders Park between the Gamecocks and UNCW has been postponed because of rain until Tuesday. The winner of Tuesday’s game will face Oklahoma State in the Super Regional round. The Cowboys…

Gamecocks-UNCW Set For Tuesday At 2 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- Tuesday's winner-take-all regional final between USC (45-16) and UNCW (41-18) has been scheduled for a 2 p.m. start at Founders Park.  The game will air on ESPNU. The game was originally scheduled for Monday at 6…

Monday Gamecocks Baseball Postponed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- Monday's winner-take-all NCAA regional game at Founders Park between the Gamecocks and UNCW has been postponed because of rain until Tuesday.  Tuesday's game time is still to be determined. The winner of Tuesday's game will face…

Conlon Named SAL Pitcher Of The Week

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) -- Fireflies starting pitcher P.J. Conlon was named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 30-June 5, the league announced Monday.   In his start on June 4, Conlon did what no other…

Oklahoma State Beats Clemson, Ending the Tigers' Season

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) -- Corey Hassel went 3-for-5 with a grand slam in the fifth inning to lead No. 18 Oklahoma State to a 9-2 victory over No. 9 Clemson in the Clemson Regional at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday…

Johnson Heroic in Carolina's 10-1 Win Over UNCW Sunday Night

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- A heroic effort from first-time starter Tyler Johnson guided South Carolina past UNCW, 10-1, in Game 6 of the 2016 NCAA Columbia Regional. The Gamecock victory sets up a winner-take-all seventh game between the two…

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