Jun 30 2010

Graham on USC National Championship in Baseball

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the University of South Carolina’s national championship in baseball. 

“As a graduate of the University of South Carolina, I know what a historic achievement this is for the school and state.  Last night’s win in the College World Series was the first men’s national championship in any sport for the university. 

“The Gamecocks performance in the College World Series, and really throughout the entire Road to Omaha, was the epitome of ‘team.’  Great pitching, timely hitting, and a never-quit attitude defined this team.  These young men believed in each other and have brought credit to themselves, the University of South Carolina, and our state. 

“Last night’s exciting game between USC and UCLA was a fitting tribute to the last College World Series game to be played at Rosenblatt Stadium.  It represented the best of college baseball and amateur athletics in general. 

“Congratulations to Coach Tanner, his staff, and the players.  We are very proud of their tremendous achievement.”