17-0 Streak On the Line vs Maryland

Coach Holbrook has the utmost respect for Maryland. "Maryland is a teriffic team," Holbrook said. "We know we're going to get their best shot and we're going to need to play our best to be able to win. . . . We're going to need to bring it tomorrow to have a chance to win."

Maryland will put freshman right-hander Mike Shawaryn on the mound as the No. 2 Terps face No. 1 South Carolina Saturday at 7 p.m. in the winner's bracket.

South Carolina southpaw Jack Wynkoop will get the start for the Gamecocks (43-16). Wynkoop (7-5) sports a 2.71 earned-run average and made 16 appearances, including 15 starts this season. He struck out 57 and walked 10 in 88 innings this year.

The Terps (37-21) won in bizarre fashion Friday over Old Dominion. Back-to-back hit batsmen scored the game-winning run -- a walk-off hit-by-pitch.

Maryland - ODU

"I've never seend a game end like that," said South Carolinan head coach Chad Holbrook. "Maryland is a teriffic team," Holbrook said. "We know we're going to get their best shot and we're going to need to play our best to be able to win. . . . We're going to need to bring it tomorrow to have a chance to win."

Shawaryn (10-3) owns a 2.70 earned-run average after making 14 starts this season. He gave up 72 hits, walked 21 and struck out 67 in 80 innings of work.

Jordan Montgomery's pitching win over Campbell Friday night was the 20th of his Gamecock career, making him the 22nd pitcher in team history to reach the mark.

The Gamecocks have now won 28 straight home NCAA Tournament games and is now 17-0 in the postseason at Carolina Stadium.

Max Schrock

The question as to whether injured Gamecocks Connor Bright and Max Schrock would return to the lineup was answered. Both players were back and made their presence known, going a combined 4-for-9 at the plate. Schrock (3-for-5) batted second as the designated hitter and scored a run. Bright (1-for-4) batted seventh and played right field. His sixth-inning single was his first base hit since April 19 at Auburn.

The announced attendance at Carolina Stadium was 7,382 for Friday night's game against Campbell.

Photos by Burton Fowles


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