Saiko no longer part of USC baseball program

COLUMBIA, S.C (USC) - South Carolina senior outfielder Graham Saiko is no longer a part of the baseball program, head coach Chad Holbrook announced Tuesday afternoon.{}"Graham is a terrific young man that has done great things both on the field and in the classroom," said South Carolina head coach Chad Holbrook.{} "At this time, Graham and I have mutually agreed that it is in his best interest to focus his attention on obtaining his degree from the University of South Carolina.{} We certainly appreciate all Graham has given to our baseball program and we wish him well in his future endeavors."{}Saiko started 56 games last year for the Gamecocks and hit .263 (52-for-198) with 38 runs scored, seven doubles, a pair of homers and 29 RBI.{} He also stole 12 bases and put together a .382 on-base percentage.{}South Carolina begins fall team practice this weekend.