The miracle season continues for Georgia. After stunning the SEC with a second-place finish in the East and an 18-12 record in the toughest conference in the nation, the Dawgs will be hosting an NCAA regional. After seven straight losing seasons, Georgia is heading to the NCAA baseball playoffs for the first time since 2011. That in itself would have been a very pleasant surprise a few months ago — but hosting a regional would have been nearly unthinkable.
Despite a very disappointing (and brief) 0-2 run in the SEC tournament, Georgia’s impressive record in conference play and high rankings was more than enough to secure the regional in Athens and a #8 national seed, which also guarantees UGA home field advantage in the super regionals, should they advance. The regionals will take place from June 1-4 with super regionals occuring June 8-11. They’ll need to play better than they did in the conference tournament, though, if they want to make it there.
Georgia is the #1 seed in the region and will host #2-seeded Duke, #3-seed Troy, and #4 Campbell, who is making just their third NCAA postseason appearance in program history.
Georgia’s first game in the regional is slated for Friday, June 1st at 7:30pm vs. Campbell. Troy and Duke will entertain each other earlier in the afternoon. Regionals are a four-team, double-elimination style tournament.
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