Maryland

Maryland Stuns South Carolina To Win NCAA Regional

View Comments
(Credit: AP)

(Credit: AP)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Blake Schmit drove in three runs as Maryland beat South Carolina a second straight time, a 10-1 victory Sunday night to win the NCAA tournament’s Columbia regional.

The Terrapins (39-21) hadn’t been to the tournament since 1971. But they halted the Gamecocks’ 28-game NCAA tournament home win streak Saturday night before decisively closing out the regional at Carolina Stadium.

Maryland next faces the champion of the Charlottesville Regional in the best-of-three super regional series for a spot in the College World Series.

Schmit’s two-run single in the fourth put Maryland ahead for good, 2-1. Schmit added another RBI in a three-run ninth.

South Carolina (44-18) could not recover and failed to advance in home regional play for the first time since 1976. The Gamecocks had given up double-digit runs in a home regional just once before in a 12-1 loss to Furman 38 years ago.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,478 other followers