South Carolina's 28-game home streak ends, Maryland to play in regional final
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Charlie White had two hits and scored twice as Maryland ended South Carolina's 28-game NCAA tournament home winning streak and took control of the Columbia Regional with a 4-3 victory on Saturday night.
The Gamecocks (43-17) hadn't lost an NCAA game at home since 2002 and the Terps (38-21) didn't appear to be likely candidates to stop them in their first NCAA appearance since 1971. But Maryland led 4-0 in the second inning and held on to remain perfect in NCAA play. The Terps need only to win Sunday night to reach the super regionals.
The Gamecocks must defeat Campbell (41-20) on Sunday, then top Maryland twice to move on.
LaMonte Wade had two hits and an RBI for the Terrapins. Brandon Lowe drove in a run and saw two more score on his grounder in the three-run second on third baseman Joey Pankake's throwing error.