South Carolina softball is in the NCAA Tournament for the fifth straight season.
The Gamecocks (32-23) landed in the Tuscon Regional, hosted by powerhouse Arizona, they learned on Sunday night.
South Carolina will face the Northeast Conference champions Saint Francis (48-9) at 7 p.m. ET Friday on ESPN3. Arizona (48-7) faces New Mexico State (29-23) at 9:30 p.m. ET Friday on ESPNU.
South Carolina softball now has 21 NCAA Tournament appearances in program history, with current coach Beverly Smith accounting for five straight after missing the postseason in her first two years.
All 13 SEC softball teams are in the tournament.
— Gamecock Softball (@GamecockSoftbll) May 15, 2017