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Bulldogs earn No. 8 national seed

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ATHENS, Ga. – For the fourth time in school history, the University of Georgia has earned a national seed for the NCAA Baseball Championship as the Bulldogs garnered a No. 8 seed for its regional June 1-4 at Foley Field.

The ninth-ranked Bulldogs (37-19) will be playing host to No. 18 Duke (40-15), Troy (41-19) and Campbell (35-24) in a four-team regional. On Friday, Duke will face Troy at 2 p.m. followed by Georgia against No. 4 Campbell at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, the losers meet in the afternoon and then the winners square off in the evening Regional play is double-elimination. The winner of the Athens Regional will face the winner of the Texas Tech Regional. The Red Raiders (39-17) are playing host to Louisville (43-17), Kent State (39-16) and New Mexico State (40-20). Super Regional play will be June 8-11 and the College World Series (CWS) begins June 16-27.

Georgia is making its 11th overall appearance in an NCAA Regional including their fifth as a regional host. The Bulldogs have won all four previous regionals in Athens, advancing to a Super Regional and ultimately the CWS in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Georgia was a No. 6 national seed in 2001, a No. 7 national seed in 2006 and a No. 8 national seed in 2008. Duke and Troy are making their seventh appearance in the NCAA Tournament while this will be Campbell’s third trip. Like the Bulldogs, the Blue Devils and Trojans received an at-large bid while the Camels notched an automatic bid after winning the Big South regular season and tournament titles.

Georgia returns to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011, and the first under Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin. He said the team was elated to learn they were a national seed.

“There were a lot of deserving teams, and you look at everybody’s resumé and when we got together as a team to watch the selection show, we didn’t know if we’d be getting one or not,” said Georgia’s Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin. “We got the nod and there was an explosion in the room when Georgia flashed up on the screen. We’re looking forward to playing again at Foley Field starting Friday night.”

2018 NCAA Baseball Athens Regional Schedule (All Times Eastern)
Friday, June 1
Game 1 – No. 2 Duke vs. No. 3 vs. Troy – 2 p.m.
Game 2 – No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 4 Campbell – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 2 
Game 3 – Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2
Game 4 – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2

Sunday, June 3
Game 5 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4
Game 6 – Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 4

Monday, June 4 
Game 7 – If Necessary

2018 NCAA ATHENS REGIONAL TICKET INFORMATION
All Session pricing includes Game 7 for free if applicable

*Reserved Seat Ticket: $15 single game / $90 all-session
*General Admission Adult Ticket: $10 single game / $60 all-session
*General Admission Student/Youth Ticket: $5 single game / $30 all-session

*Note: All chairback seats inside the regular Foley Field seating areas will be Reserved Seats during the postseason. General Admission seating will be located in the Right Field Bleachers.

Tickets
Go on sale online Monday, May 28 or by calling the Georgia ticket office starting Tuesday, May 29 during normal business hours at (706) 542-1231.

Single Game Tickets
Depending on advance sales, single game tickets may be available on the day of the game at Foley Field.

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