Gamecocks host Campbell; Maryland, ODU in Columbia

uscbase-huddeSouth Carolina has been selected as one of the 16 regional host institutions for the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship and will host Campbell in the opening round.

South Carolina (42-16) is the No. 1 seed and will face the No. 4 seed Campbell (40-19). The No. 2 seed Maryland (36-21) will face No. 3 seed Old Dominion (36-24). The NCAA Regional will run from Friday, May 31 to Monday, June 3.

This will be South Carolina’s 30th overall appearance in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. South Carolina won back-to-national championships after winning the College World Series in 2010 and 2011 along with four national runner-up finishes in 1975, 1977, 2002 and 2012. South Carolina has reached 11 College World Series in school history. South Carolina’s 15 consecutive trips to the NCAA Baseball Tournament (2000-present) is the longest current streak of the 14 SEC schools.

“We are ecstatic to be hosting a regional at Carolina Stadium for the fifth straight year,” said South Carolina head coach Chad Holbrook. “I’m very proud of our players, coaches and staff and the work they have put forward to be in this position. We know Gamecock Nation will be ready to go and we are excited to be playing at home in front of the best college baseball fans in the country.”

This marks the 16th time in school history that the Gamecocks will host an NCAA Regional in baseball. Since the move to the Regional-Super Regional format in 1999, Carolina has hosted an NCAA Regional 10 times (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014). South Carolina is 58-8 (.879) in all-time history in NCAA Regional or NCAA Super Regional games at home in Columbia. South Carolina has won 27 straight NCAA Tournament games at home dating back to game three of the 2002 NCAA Super Regional vs. Miami. South Carolina is 16-0 in postseason history at Carolina Stadium.

Photo courtesy of USC Athletics

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