It took 14 innings, but Carolina finally put away the pesky Tennessee Volunteers by a score of 5-4 in Knoxville, after Adam Poe came home on a UT error.
The victory moved Carolina into sole possession of first-place in the SEC East. USC had rallied for two unearned runs in the ninth to extend the game.
Former USC football WR Jason Pomar, now the closer, came into the game in the eighth, and pitched a remarkable six no-hit innings for the Gamecocks, earning the victory in the contest. Pomar, a senior, got a measure of revenge against the Vols, who the night before had greeted him with a game-winning homer in the ninth. Jason ranks sixth on the all-time saves list at Carolina with 19.
Even though Carolina had moved into first-place in the East, the 1999 Gamecocks sputtered late, and failed to make it into the NCAA Tournament field. It would be the last time that it would happen for Carolina under Ray Tanner. USC has strung together eleven consecutive tournament appearances since. This year will make it a dozen.