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South Carolina won the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship in 2010 and 2011 at the College World Series. South Carolina has made 11 College World Series appearances including six times in the last 15 years.
In those 11 appearances, the Gamecocks are 32-20 for a .615 winning percentage, that is sixth-best among winning percentage leaders in CWS history. South Carolina is one of three schools in the nation to have reached at least 12 NCAA Super Regionals since 2000 and has the most NCAA Super Regional appearances of the 14 SEC schools since 2000.
In addition, the Gamecocks own the second-highest win total in Division I baseball since 2000 (791-332 record) and more conference wins than any SEC team since 2000 (308-198 record). Recently, South Carolina is one of only four schools in the nation to host an NCAA Regional in six of the last seven years.
Columbia is home to a AAA baseball team, The Fireflies, named for a unique natural phenomenon where fireflies synchronize their flashing lights in an elaborate, mysterious ritual. Congaree National Park is one of the few places on earth where you can see this light show every spring.
The Columbia Fireflies first game at a brand new stadium, Spirit Communications Park, took place on April 14, 2016.