It was next stop, Oklahoma City and the College Softball World Series for the USC softball team after a thrilling 1-0 victory over Kansas in the NCAA Regional held in Columbia.
A school record crowd of 2,250 witnessed the great Trinity Johnson continue her dominance on the mound. Johnson seemed invincible, as she ran her record to an incredible 34-2 on the season. Although striking out a season-low six, Trinity surrendered only one hit and one walk, with neither runner advancing past first base. Not only was she dominant on the rubber, but Johnson also provided the offense needed for victory as well. She came around to score the game’s only run after she singled in the fifth inning. Not surprisingly, Trinity was named the region’s most valuable player.
The No. 2 Gamecocks improved to 63-3 on the season, and to 6-0 in the post-season. The USC squad would be making its third trip to the World Series, but their first since 1989. The Gamecocks would face the No. 6 Washington Huskies in the opener in Oklahoma City.