USC finally knows who it will play in its second game of the NCAA Regional here in Greenville, NC. The Gamecocks will face East Carolina at 6:00 this evening. The top seeded Pirates beat Binghamton 11-7 in a game that was delayed until this morning because of weather last night.
The Gamecocks will send junior right hander Blake Cooper to the mound against the Pirates. Cooper is 8-4 with a 4.79 ERA. He’s been Carolina’s hottest pitcher the past few weeks. ECU will counter with sophomore righty Seth Maness. He’s 9-1 with a 4.15 ERA. He’s also hot, winning seven of his last eight starts.
Binghampton is playing George Mason this afternoon in an elimination game. The winner will play the loser of the USC-East Carolina game Sunday at 2:00.