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Palsha Added To SAL All-Star Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) -- Columbia right-handed reliever Alex Palsha was added to the South Atlantic League Southern Division All-Star team, the league announced on Friday. The 24-year-old joins starter P.J. Conlon, and infielders Vinny Siena and David Thompson who were…

Fireflies Top Tourists 10-6

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Fireflies) -- After 30 hits and 16 runs combined on Thursday night, the Fireflies edged the Tourists, 10-6, at McCormick Field in Asheville, North Carolina. The circus of a game lasted three hours and 36 minutes, the longest…

Cone To Sign With Mets

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- USC outfielder Gene Cone might not be leaving Columbia, but he is leaving the Gamecock baseball program.  The 10th round MLB draft pick will sign with the New York Mets Friday for a reported $150,000.  …

Rivera Gets Contract Extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers have signed Ron Rivera to a one-year contract extension that will keep the two-time NFL coach of the year with the team through the 2018 season. Financial terms were not released Thursday. Panthers general…

Moore Hosting 4th Annual Eat2Win Camp

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- Former Gamecock Langston Moore knows he can't help all young football players make it to the NFL like he did.  But Moore can help make those kids more aware about the importance of keeping their bodies…

Stachler +5 After First Day At U.S. Open

PLUM, Pa. (USC SID) -- University of South Carolina rising sophomore Ryan Stachler completed 10 holes on Thursday before play was halted for the day at the 116th U.S. Open. Midway through his opening round at Oakmont Country Club, Stachler is 5-over par.…

Freeman Leads Braves To 2nd Straight Win

ATLANTA (AP) -- Cincinnati manager Bryan Price was worried when he saw Braves slugger Freddie Freeman hitting only .242 at the start of a four-game series. Price's worst fears were realized, as Freeman pounded Reds pitching and pumped up his…

Johnson To Join Team USA Training Camp

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- South Carolina sophomore right-hander Tyler Johnson has accepted an invitation from USA Baseball to training camp for the 2016 Collegiate National Team. Johnson went 3-2 with nine saves and a 2.42 ERA in 29 appearances. …

Yeske To Try Out For Team USA Softball

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- Former Gamecock infielder Codee Yeske ranked as one of 40 on the USA Baseball Women’s National Team Trials roster, as USA Baseball prepares for the World Baseball Softball Confederation Women’s Baseball World Cup in September.…

Fournette Wins SEC Sportsmanship Award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (SEC) -- Leonard Fournette of the LSU football team, Lloydricia Cameron of the Florida track & field team and the Kentucky Volleyball team and support staff are recipients of the ninth-annual Southeastern Conference Sportsmanship Awards, the league office announced…

9 Tigers Make Preseason All-American Teams

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) -- Led by quarterback Deshaun Watson, Clemson has nine different players named to various preseason All-American teams released  over the last month.  A look to the teams released by Sporting News, ESPN the Magazine, Lindy’s Sports, Athlon, and…

Fireflies Win 4-3, Take Rome Series

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) -- Jeff Diehl knocked in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to break a tie on Wednesday night, and Columbia downed the Rome Braves, 4-3, at Spirit Communications Park. The Fireflies took two of three in…

Pair Of Gamecocks Named NCBWA All-Americans

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- Freshman right-hander Braden Webb and sophomore right-hander Clarke Schmidt have earned NCBWA All-America honors, as announced on Wednesday.  Webb was a second-team selection with Schmidt named to the third-team. Webb was just named 2016 Freshman…

Three Tigers Named NCBWA All-Americans

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) -- Seth Beer, Chris Okey and Pat Krall were named All-Americans by NCBWA, announced Wednesday. Beer and Okey were first-team selections, while Krall was a second-team choice. It marked the first time the Tigers had two first-team All-Americans…

USC Women Set Highest GPA In Nation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- The University of South Carolina Women’s Swimming & Diving program was honored by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Wednesday for having the highest GPA in the nation for the Spring 2016 semester.…

WATCH: Moore Leads Fireflies To 6-2 Win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) -- Tyler Moore’s bat led the Fireflies Tuesday night and the home team took care of the Braves, 6-2, at Spirit Communications Park. The lefty-swinging catcher croaked his first triple and home run of the season. The Baton…

Asheboro Tops Blowfish 5-4

ASHEBORO, N.C. (Blowfish) -- For the first time this season, Lexington County dropped back-to-back games tonight falling to the Asheboro Copperheads 5-4 after a walk-off double doomed the Blowfish. Lexington County scored first in the 2nd, after Steve Pastora (Western Michigan) plated…

DTW Signs With Yankees

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- Gamecock junior outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams signed with the New York Yankees Tuesday, making his stint with Carolina baseball one season only. I've officially signed w/ the NY Yankees. It's been so great Columbia! This will always…

Gilmore Shows Up To Mandatory Bills Camp

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- After skipping the Buffalo Bills' entire spring schedule of voluntary workouts, cornerback Stephon Gilmore provided one good reason why he showed up for practice on Tuesday. "It's mandatory," Gilmore said. Rather than risk being fined…

Alshon Jeffery Returns To Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Quarterback Jay Cutler became reacquainted with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery when the Chicago Bears began a three-day minicamp on Tuesday. It's been a while. The two have a lot of catching up to do in…

Webb Named NCBWA Freshman Pitcher Of The Year

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- Freshman right-hander Braden Webb has been named 2016 Freshman Pitcher of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).  Webb, who was selected in the 3rd round of the 2016 MLB Draft as…

Tiger Pair Prepares For U.S. Open

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) -- Former Clemson All-American teammates Lucas Glover and D.J. Trahan will be in the field for the 2016 US Open at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania this weekend.  Play begins on Thursday on the par 70…

Short Returns To Panthers Practice

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Carolina defensive tackle Kawann Short returned to practice as the Panthers opened the ``mandatory'' phase of minicamp. Short skipped the previous two weeks of voluntary OTAs while awaiting a new contract. Short refused comment on his…

Merrifield Hits First MLB Home Run & Triple

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- It might be a good thing for Whit Merrifield that he isn't familiar with the term "flash in the pan." Perhaps he'll never have to learn it. The 27-year-old Gamecock great and Royals rookie hit…

WATCH: Rome Tops Fireflies 4-1

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) -- Joe Tuschak’s home run wasn’t enough for Columbia on Monday night, the Fireflies fell to the Rome Braves, 4-1, at Spirit Communications Park. The blast was Tuschak’s second of the season.   Columbia (32-32) starter Tyler…

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