The South Carolina Gamecocks finished up another NCAA regional championship with an 8-2 win over Stetson on Monday afternoon in Columbia. With the win, the Gamecocks advance to the Super Regionals and will be home this weekend, just two wins away from a trip back to Omaha and the College World Series.
South Carolina had a 4-1 lead in the 5th inning on Sunday night before a storm ripped through Columbia causing damage to the stadium and a postponement. The Gamecocks resumed action with the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth, but Robert Beary fouled out to end the threat. Stetson had its chance in the seventh inning as Ray Tanner brought out closer Matt Price to get the final eight outs. The Hatters loaded the bases, but only pushed one run across to make it a 4-2 game. The Gamecocks got breathing room in the ninth with four runs including a two run single by Robert Beary who was named the Regional MVP.