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One Step Closer - Travis Haney, Charleston Post & Courier

Given its three-day run through the regional, Carolina Stadium proved to be every bit the advantage that South Carolina was hopeful it would be.

The looming question now: Will the facility get even more use in the coming days?

The top-seeded Gamecocks scored 10 unanswered runs Sunday night to dispatch No. 2 seed Virginia Tech, 10-2, in front of 6,233 fans, giving them a three-up, three-down regional title and their first super regional berth since 2007.

USC breaks out bats, advances to Super Regional - Neil White, The State

South Carolina parlayed its version of the daily double Sunday night into its first trip to an NCAA Super Regional in three seasons.


Using the home-field advantage and a wealth of postseason experience, the Gamecocks rolled to a 10-2 victory against Virginia Tech in the regional championship game before a crowd of 6,233 at Carolina Stadium.

USC takes care of its business - Ron Morris, The State

Winning the Columbia Regional over the weekend was all about taking care of business for the South Carolina baseball team.

"When we came back from the (SEC) tournament, that was the only thing I had on my mind," coach Ray Tanner said. "We've got to get back to who we are."

Gamecocks use six-run sixth to capture Columbia Regional - Phil Stanton, CollegeBaseballInsider.com

They came from behind in all three regional wins.

Jackie Bradley Jr. had a three-run homer to cap a six-run sixth as top-seeded South Carolina defeated second-seeded Virginia Tech 10-2 on Sunday evening to win the Columbia Regional in front of 6,233 fans at Carolina Stadium.

Virginia Tech's stay in NCAA Tournament ends - Darryl Slater, Richmond Times-Dispatch

For five innings, Virginia Tech's landmark season seemed like it might continue for one more thrilling night. The Hokies over the past three months made baseball matter again in Blacksburg, and they looked every bit like a legitimate team for five innings last night against a perennial power.

Then came the sixth, when it all fell apart. South Carolina scored six runs and cruised to a 10-2 win that eliminated the Hokies from the NCAA tournament and advanced the Gamecocks to the super regionals.


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