Columbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina stayed alive in their NCAA regional by easily defeating Campbell 9-0 at Carolina Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The victory eliminated the Camels and sets up a rematch between USC and Maryland at 7 p.m.
In the third inning, the Gamecocks scored first, when Joey Pankake singled up the middle to drive home Max Schrock.
In the fourth inning, USC opened things up offensively, scoring four runs in that frame to put the game out of reach. Connor Bright doubled to score Grayson Greiner and DC Arendas to make it 2-0, Tanner English had a single to score another run, and a Schrock hit brought two more runners home.
USC would tack on the rest of their runs in the ninth inning.
Gamecock Starter Wil Crowe cruised during most of the game, throwing a complete game shutout to earn the win.
USC will again face the possibility of elimination in the night game. A loss ends their season, while a win would allow them to play Maryland again Monday night for the right to advance to next weekend's Super Regional.