The incredible 2000 season continued for Carolina, as the Gamecocks clinched a second-consecutive SEC Eastern Division championship. USC, the top-ranked team in the nation, defeated Georgia in come-from-behind-fashion 9-7, in front of 5,821 fans at Sarge Frye Field.
It looked as if the Division championship would have to wait, as Carolina found itself trailing the Bulldogs 7-5 in the bottom of the ninth. However, as if out of a script, Brandon Pack connected for a walk-off two-out, three-run homer to give the victory and division to Carolina. Ironically, Pack’s error in the seventh had cost USC two runs and the lead. He more than made up for it.
This win was the 16th consecutive in SEC play, which broke the single-season record set by Tennessee way back in 1951. USC collected its 20th straight win overall, the second longest in school history. Earlier in the season, this same team won a school-record 22-straight. USC’s record improved to an incredible 45-4, 21-3 in the SEC!