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      Gamecocks release baseball schedule

      COLUMBIA, S.C.(USC) - The South Carolina baseball team has announced its schedule for the2013 season featuring 29 games against 2012 NCAA Tournament teams as well as 35home games at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks open the season on Friday,February 15, hosting a three-game series vs. Liberty.

      South Carolinaand Clemson will meet for a fourth-consecutive year in a unique three-gamesetting.{} The series opens on Friday,March 1 at Clemson. Game two of the series on Saturday, March 2 shifts to Greenville, S.C.and Fluor Field, home of the Greenville Drive, a minor league affiliate of the Boston RedSox for the Reedy River Rivalry game.{}The series finale is in Columbiaon Sunday, March 3 at Carolina Stadium at 1:30 p.m.

      The Gamecocks' 30-game SEC schedule begins on Friday, March15, with South Carolina traveling to Missouri for the firsttime in school history.{}{} A rematch oftwo NCAA College World Series teams will take place the week after as South Carolina and Arkansasmeet at Carolina Stadium in the Gamecocks' first home SEC series.{}

      The Gamecocks will also host TexasA&M (March 29-31), Kentucky (April 19-21),Vanderbilt (May 3-5) and Georgia(May 10-12).{} Other SEC road seriesinclude at Tennessee (April 5-7), at Florida (April 12-14), at LSU (April 26-28), and at Mississippi State (May 16-18).

      Along with the Clemson series, South Carolina will play 10 additional in-state contests this year with Charleston Southern, College of Charleston,Furman, Presbyterian, The Citadel, USC Upstate and Wofford on the schedule.

      In addition to Missouri onthe conference slate, South Carolina will alsoface Albany, Ball Stateand Rider for the first time ever on the baseball diamond.

      The SEC Tournament is scheduled for May 21-26 at Regions Parkin Hoover, Ala. with the NCAA Regionals and NCAA SuperRegionals the following two weeks. The College World Series in Omaha, Neb.is slated from June 15-25/26 at TD Ameritrade Park.

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      South Carolinawon the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship in 2010 and 2011 at the CollegeWorld Series as well as a national runner-up finish in 2012.{} South Carolina has 11 College World Series appearancesincluding six in the last 11 years.{} Carolina owns thesecond-highest win total in the nation in the last 13 years with a 626-251record.{} South Carolina is one of six schools toappear in the NCAA Regional every season in the last 13 years including 10 NCAASuper Regional appearances in that span, one of only two schools to accomplishthe feat.

      Carolinaowns more overall wins than any SEC team in the last 13 years and moreconference wins than any SEC team in the last 13 years with a 240-148record.{} South Carolina is the only SECschool to record 40 or more wins each season from 2000-present and the only SECschool to reach the NCAA Regional every season in the last 13 years.{}

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      2013 South Carolina Baseball Schedule (as of Oct. 30, 2012)

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} DATE OPPONENT{}{} SITE{}{}{} TIME

      FEBRUARY

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 15{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Liberty{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 3 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 16{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Liberty{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1:30 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 17{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Liberty{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1:30 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 22{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Albany{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 3 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 23{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Albany{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1:30 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 24{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Albany{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1:30 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 26{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Furman{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4 p.m.

      MARCH

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at Clemson{}{}{}{}{} Clemson, S.C. 6:30p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 2{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} vs. Clemson{}{}{}{} Greenville,S.C. (Flour Field) TBA

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 3{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Clemson{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1:30 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 5{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} BallState{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 6{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} BallState{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 8{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Rider{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 9{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Rider{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 10{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Rider{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1:30 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 12{}{}{}{}{}{}{} USC Upstate{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 13{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Davidson{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 15{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at Missouri*{}{}{} Columbia, Mo.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} TBA

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 16{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at Missouri*{}{}{} Columbia, Mo.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} TBA

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 17{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at Missouri*{}{}{} Columbia, Mo.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} TBA

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 19{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at The Citadel Charleston, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 22{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Arkansas*{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 23{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Arkansas*{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 24{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Arkansas*{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1:30 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 26{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at Collegeof Charleston{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Charleston, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 6 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 29{}{}{}{}{}{}{} TexasA&M*{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 30{}{}{}{}{}{}{} TexasA&M* Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 31{}{}{}{}{}{}{} TexasA&M*{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1:30 p.m.

      APRIL{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 2{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} CharlestonSouthern{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 3{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at Furman{} {}{}{}{}{} Greenville, S.C.(Fluor Field) 7 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 5{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at Tennessee*{} Knoxville, Tenn.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} TBA

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 6{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at Tennessee*{} Knoxville, Tenn.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} TBA

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at Tennessee*{} Knoxville, Tenn.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} TBA

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 9{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} The Citadel{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 12{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at Florida*{}{}{}{}{} Gainesville, Fla.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 13{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at Florida*{}{}{}{}{}{} Gainesville, Fla.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 14{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at Florida*{}{}{}{}{}{} Gainesville, Fla.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 16{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Collegeof Charleston Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 19{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Kentucky*{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 20{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Kentucky*{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 21{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Kentucky*{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1:30 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 23{}{}{}{}{}{}{} vs. Gardner-Webb{}{}{}{}{}{} Shelby, N.C. (Keeter Stadium){}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7 p.m.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 26{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at LSU*{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Baton Rouge, La.{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 8 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 27{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at LSU*{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Baton Rouge, La.{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7:30 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 28{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at LSU*{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Baton Rouge, La.{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 2 p.m.

      MAY

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 3{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Vanderbilt*{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Vanderbilt*{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 5{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Vanderbilt*{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1:30p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 8{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Wofford{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 10{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Georgia*{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 11{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Georgia*{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 12{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Georgia*{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1:30 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 14{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Presbyterian{}{}{} Columbia, S.C.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 16{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at MississippiState*{}{} Starkville, Miss.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7:30 p.m.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 17{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at MississippiState*{}{} Starkville, Miss.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7:30 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 18{}{}{}{}{}{}{} at MississippiState*{}{} Starkville, Miss.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 3 p.m.

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 21-26{}{} at SEC Tournament{}{}{} Hoover, Ala.{}{}

      JUNE

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} May 31-3{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} NCAA Regionals{}{}{}{}{}{}{} TBA{}{}{} TBA

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7-10{}{}{}{} NCAA Super Regionals{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} TBA{}{}{} TBA

      {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 15-25/26{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} College World Series{} Omaha, Neb.{}{} TBA{}{}{}

      All times Eastern.{}Dates and times subject to change{}{}* denotes SEC game

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