Carolina accepted a bid to host an NCAA Regional, then went out and added icing to the cake by defeating Clemson in the season finale by a score of 4-1.
All-American pitcher Joe Kucharski was excellent in the contest. He tossed a complete game for USC, allowing only one run on seven hits, while striking out eleven Tigers.
Despite the dominant pitching by Kucharski, Carolina still trailed the Tigers 1-0 entering the seventh inning. However, a pair of two-run innings (7th and 8th) pushed USC ahead for good, and handed Kucharski the hard-earned victory.
Although it was a very sweet win, the game was marred somewhat by a bench-clearing brawl in which two players were ejected.