SC Baseball: Regional Update

South Carolina was the first SEC team to reach the 40-win mark this year.

Big South Tournament champion Campbell will make the trek from Buies Creek, N.C. to face host South Carolina Friday as regional play gets under way in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. The Camels (40-19) and South Carolina (42-16) will meet at 7 p.m. Friday. Maryland and Old Dominion round out the regional field in Columbia and will play one another at 1 p.m. Friday.

The Gamecocks did not receive one of the top eight seeds, which means they may have to go on the road for a super regional if they advance. The Columbia regional is paired with the Charlottesville, Va., regional hosted by No. 3-seed Virginia.

The national seeds, in the tournament are as follows: 1. Oregon State (42-12), 2. Florida (40-21), 3. Virginia (44-13), 4. Indiana (42-13), 5. Florida State (43-15), 6. Louisiana-Lafayette (53-7), 7. TCU (42-15), 8. LSU (44-14-1).

Virginia will play Bucknell, and Liberty will play Arkansas to start the Charlottesville regional.

After losing its Big South Tournament opener, third-seeded Campbell won five straight games over four days, including a 9-1 victory over Winthrop in the finals.

The Camels won the Big South title for the first time since 1990, which was also the team's last and only other NCAA Tournament appearance. Campbell has won at least 40 games for three consecutive seasons.

South Carolina, which was among a record 10 SEC teams to receive tournament bids, will host a regional for the fifth straight year.

South Carolina was among 16 host schools selected by the NCAA selection committee Sunday.

Here is a link to the complete bracket on



Friday, May 30
Game 1 - No. 2 Maryland vs. No. 3 Old Dominion - 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
Game 2 - No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 4 Campbell - 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Saturday, May 31
Game 3 - Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 - 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
Game 4 - Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 - 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Sunday, June 1 Game 5 - Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 - 1 p.m. (ESPN3) Game 6 - Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 4 - 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Monday, June 2 Game 7 - If Necessary - 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

The 16 regional sites, with host schools and records (through May 25) are:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – LSU (44-14-1)
Bloomington, Indiana – Indiana (42-13)
Charlottesville, Virginia – Virginia (44-13)
Coral Gables, FloridaMiami (Fla.) (41-17)
Corvallis, OregonOregon State (42-12)
Columbia, South Carolina – South Carolina (42-16)
Fort Worth, Texas – TCU (42-15)
Gainesville, Florida – Florida (40-21)
Houston, Texas – Rice (41-18)
Lafayette, Louisiana – Louisiana-Lafayette (53-7)
Louisville, Kentucky – Louisville (45-15)
Nashville, TennesseeVanderbilt (41-18)
Oxford, Mississippi – Mississippi (41-18)
San Luis Obispo, California – Cal Poly (45-10)
Stillwater, OklahomaOklahoma State (45-16)
Tallahassee, Florida – Florida State (43-15)

Each regional includes four teams playing in a double-elimination format.

The Gamecocks are hosting a regional for the 16th time in tournament history.

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