I had a chance to catch up with USC baseball coach Ray Tanner Monday to discuss the upcoming Super Regional matchup with Coastal Carolina. Tanner, like a lot of us today, was caught up in that exciting game between Coastal and the College of Charleston in Myrtle Beach this afternoon.
Ray Tanner interview
Since the Chanticleers found a way to win they will be the host team in this weekend’s Super Regional. Coastal is a number four national seed and has won 56 games this season. The Super Regional games will be played at BB&T Coastal Field which is the home to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The Pelicans are single A affiliate for the Atlanta Braves.
BB&T Coastal Field can hold a little over 6,000 fans. Yes there will be plenty of Coastal fans but you can probably bet even money that the Gamecock fans will outnumber them two to one. We saw a similar scenario when Clemson played Coastal in a regional a few years ago.
The Super Regional will start on either Friday or Saturday. If it starts Friday it will end on Sunday, if it starts Saturday it will run through Monday. Late tonight or early Tuesday the days and game times will be announced.
The Super Regional round is a best two out of three series. The winning team will advance to the College World Series in Omaha.