Columbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina's remarkable home playoff win streak has ended--but more important, the Gamecocks now have their work cut out for them if they want to make it to the next round of college baseball's playoffs.
The Gamecocks lost 4-3 to Maryland Saturday night, stopping a 28 home win streak. It was their first defeat in Columbia in the postseason since 2002, and the first ever loss at Carolina Stadium.
The Terrapins scored all four of their runs by the second inning, leading to the end of starter Jack Wynkoop's night by the second inning.
The Gamecocks got on the board first when DC Arendas singled home Kyle Martin in the fourth inning. In the sixth, USC had two runners on with no outs when Martin nearly hit a home run with a double off the right field wall, bringing home Max Shrock.
Arendas would then drive in Joey Pankake with a sacrifice fly.
In the ninth, USC got runners on the corners after singles by Tanner English and Shrock , but Pankake grounded into a double play to end the game.
USC must now beat Campbell Sunday afternoon, then defeat Maryland Sunday night and Monday if they want to get to the Super Regionals.
Game time for USC is 1 p.m. If they win, they'll play again at 7 p.m.