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Today's Date In Gamecock History
June 15th
2003 - In a interconference loser goes home battle at the College World Series, USC took a big lead on LSU, blew the lead, then rallied for an 11-10 win to eliminate the Tigers and advance. The Gamecocks took an early 6-0 lead as with two outs a Landon Powell RBI single got the gates opened and were followed by RBI singles from Bryan Triplett and Trey McDaniel, a 2-run single by Steven Tolleson and an RBI double from Michael Campbell. After a solo homer by Justin Harris in the second the Carolina bats went quiet while LSU climbed back into the game. The Tigers scored 3 in the 2nd, 2 in the 3rd, 4 in the 4th and 1 in the 5th as they took a 10-7 lead. Just as things were looking bleak Kevin Melillo homered in the seventh to start to cut into the LSU lead. USC took the lead for good in the bottom of the 8th as a Brian Buscher single scored Jon Coutlangus and Tolleson to tie the game, then a double from Powell scored Buscher with the game winner.The pitching hero on the day was Matt Campbell, who pitched 5 1/3 innings of relief and allowed just one unearned run and two hits to keep USC in the game.

Today's Birthdays
SportPlayerPositionBegin YearEnd YearComment
FBBrook AntonioOffensive Guard20042005Track and field transfer from Northern Arizona was reserve OL and DL for two seasons
FBScott CurtisQuarterback19731976Injuries kept Curtis on the sideline
FBCourtney LeavittPunter199619994-year punter, 3-year kicker was SEC All-Freshman in 1996
FBThomas PritchardWide Receiver19941995Navy transfer caught 22 passes in 2 years, TD vs. Louisiana Tech

Games Played on June 15th
Men's Basketball
1977-06-15 South Carolina 5 , Southern Illinois 4
2003-06-15 South Carolina 11 , LSU 10