That’ll do it for conference tournament action in the state of Georgia! Barring some unforseen event, UGA will be the only team represented in the upcoming NCAA Regionals, despite a rather dismal showing in the SEC tournament. Here’s the headlines from the final two remaining Georgia teams in conference play:
- MERCER LOSES TITLE GAME: Despite losing to Samford on Saturday afternoon (after run-ruling teams in the first two games), the Bears bounced back with their third tournament win on May 26 vs. Western Carolina. They would advance to the conference title game in Greenville against none other than Samford. The result wouldn’t be much better the second time around as they dropped the finale 14-4 in just seven innings. Mercer jumped off to a hot start in their first two games after a rather disappointing finish to conference regular season play, where they consistently hovered around .500 all year.
- SOUTHERN ELIMINATED: On the other hand, Georgia Southern’s regular season play was much better than expected. Their season would end on Friday, however, as they dropped another contest with defending SunBelt champions, South Alabama, by a final of 12-0. (They were sent to the losers bracket by South Alabama, who defeated the Eagles in the first round by a final of 5-3.
- UGA HOSTS A REGIONAL: They finished 0-2 in the SEC tournament despite being ranked #7 nationally. The Dawgs look to put their dismal conference tournament play behind them as they prepare to host a regional in Athens, beginning on Friday. It’s Georgia’s first NCAA postseason berth since 2011.
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