Maryland ends South Carolina’s 28-game home streak

  • Posted: Sunday, June 1, 2014 12:08 a.m.
South Carolina infielder Joey Pankake throws to first base during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against Maryland in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
South Carolina infielder Joey Pankake throws to first base during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against Maryland in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

MARYLAND 4 SOUTH CAROLINA 3

Associated Press

COLUMBIA — 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 win.

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.

South Aiken grad Taylor Widener pitched 6? scoreless innings of relief to allow the Gamecocks to get back within a run.

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