South Carolina senior outfielder Graham Saiko is no longer part of the Gamecocks baseball team, coach Chad Holbrook announced Tuesday through a news release.
Saiko will stay at USC as a student. In a statement released through the university, Holbrook had nothing but positives to say about the former outfielder.
“Graham is a terrific young man that has done great things both on the field and in the classroom,” Holbrook said. “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, hitting .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.