The 6th-ranked Gamecocks defeated 25th-ranked Vanderbilt by a score of 6-3 in front of 1,582 at Hawkins Field in Nashville.
USC scored four runs in the sixth inning to open up a 6-0 lead, and then held on as Vandy closed the gap to 6-3 in the 7th after a 3-run blast. The Commodores would get no closer however.
Carolina banged out 13 hits in the game, and got a quality start from pitcher Aaron Rawl. Rawl improved to 6-1 on the season, going seven innings, allowing three runs, and striking out six.
The 2004 team would later advance on to Omaha, the third straight trip for Tanner and the Gamecocks to the College World Series.