Carolina took game one in the Myrtle Beach Super Regional versus Coastal Carolina, edging the Chanticlers 4-3.
It was not easy however, as Gamecock closer Matt Price had to pitch out of a major jam in the eighth. Price entered the game with the bases loaded and no outs, with USC clinging to a 4-3 lead. Price calmly struck out the next two batters, and got a comebacker to get out of the jam with no damage.
Redshirt freshman Price pitched around an infield hit and a walk in the ninth inning to close out the Chanticleers and pick up his 9th save of the season. The Gamecocks were now only a win away from Omaha and the College World Series.