Carolina defeated the Black Bears of Maine 12-7 in the College World Series to avoid elimination and play another day in Omaha.
After falling to Oklahoma State in game one in extra innings 8-5, USC had to wait an extra day to play again as rain halted play. Again, with Carolina trailing Maine 5-2 in the third, the rains hit.
Uncharacteristically, Carolina had committed five errors in the first three innings to put themselves in a hole. After the delay, however, the bats came to life as USC exploded in a 17-hit attack.
The big blows came from .400 hitter Rob Lowery, who connected for two monstrous home runs. Lowery was only the sixth player to homer twice in a World Series game, but amazingly, the first in 25 years. Jim Curl also had a homer, and Paul Hollins contributed with three hits.