The University of South Carolina had a very successful debut in the Metro Conference Baseball Tournament, defeating Florida State on their home field by a score of 4-3.
USC, in its first year of Metro competition, had the unenviable task of facing powerful FSU in the first round of the tournament in Tallahassee. The Gamecocks were up to the challenge, but it took an exciting ninth-inning rally to pull it off in a game that ended after midnight. Trailing 3-1 in the ninth, USC took advantage of a two-base error by the FSU left-fielder, which allowed the tying runs to score. With the winning run on third and two outs, walk-on Pete Fisher singled to short left field bringing home John Sullivan with the winning run.
USC starting pitcher Larry Price kept Carolina close, even though the Gamecock bats were quiet for most of the night. He pitched seven strong innings, allowed only two runs, and struck out nine.