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2011 Columbia SC Regional: Day 4 Recap

South Carolina 8 Stetson 2

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Almost 19 hours after it began, South Carolina clinched its second consecutive regional title on Monday afternoon, defeating Stetson 8-2 at Carolina Stadium in a game that was delayed overnight because of severe storms in Columbia.

The Gamecocks (48-14) will advance to the NCAA Super Regional for the second consecutive year and will face the winner of Monday night’s game between Clemson and Connecticut, which is taking place at Clemson. Stetson (43-20) sees its season come to a close after battling through four tough games in the Columbia Regional.

Carolina has now won 17 consecutive postseason games at home, dating back to 2003, and has won nine straight NCAA Tournament games overall, including a six-game streak at the 2010 College World Series and a 3-0 run this week at Carolina Stadium.