For the first time since 2002, the South Carolina Gamecocks softball team will host a regional.
The Gamecocks earned their first No. 1 seed in 16 years after going 45-14 overall, and 15-9 in the SEC.
Last weekend, South Carolina had a strong showing in the SEC Tournament, advancing to the championship game for the first time since 2001. South Carolina head coach Beverly Smith liked the fight her team showed in the tournament. Last weekend’s performance showed the Gamecocks can play with and beat anyone in the country, Smith said.
The Gamecocks will host UNC Greensboro, Liberty and Hofstra this weekend at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. Hofstra will play Liberty on Friday at 5:00. Immediately following that game, South Carolina will take on UNC Greensboro.
“All the teams coming to this regional know how to win and it’s the time of year you’ve got to be locked in and intense on every pitch,” Smith said.