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South Carolina’s historic softball season added another chapter Sunday evening.

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The Gamecocks (45-14) were chosen as an NCAA regional host and will be a No. 1 seed for the first time since 2002. Games at Beckham Field will begin this weekend.

USC, the No. 9 national seed, opens against UNC Greensboro (46-11) at 7:30 p..m. Friday. In the other matchup in the regional, Liberty (47-12) faces Hofstra (40-12) at 5 p.m. Friday. Both games will stream on the WatchESPN app.

Should Beverly Smith’s club advance, it will play in the super regional round – May 24-27 – at a site to be determined. The College World Series begins May 31 in Oklahoma City. The Columbia regional winner will face the winner of the Tempe regional. Arizona State, the No. 8 national seed, is the host there and is up against Long Beach State, Ole Miss and New Mexico State.


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