NCAA Tournament: Gamecocks earn spot in Tallahassee Regional

NCAA Tournament: Gamecocks earn spot in Tallahassee Regional

By Josh Hyber | Photo by Allen Sharpe

South Carolina softball went to the Tallahassee Regional of the NCAA Tournament three straight years from 2014-2016. Twice (2014, 2016) the Gamecocks were grouped with Florida State and South Florida.

That will once again be the case this season.

South Carolina (36-17, 9-14) earned a spot in the Tallahassee Regional of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, it was announced Sunday night during a selection show on ESPN2. 

The Gamecocks will play South Florida (40-17) on Friday at noon (SEC Network) in the team’s first game of the double-elimination regional. The Garnet and Black beat the Bulls 8-1 on March 1.

Also in the bracket are host Florida State (51-8, 19-5 ACC), the defending national champions and No. 4 overall seed in the tournament, and Bethune-Cookman (26-29). The Seminoles feature seven players with 30 or more RBIs and six players with 10 or more home runs.

FULL REGIONAL SCHEDULE

Game 1: South Carolina vs. USF (Friday at noon on SEC Network)
Game 2: Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida State (Friday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPNU)
Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (Saturday at noon)
Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (Saturday at 2:30 p.m.)
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 (Saturday at 5 p.m.)
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 5 (Sunday at Noon)
Game 7: Winner of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 6 (If necessary)