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College baseball: Georgia selected to host NCAA baseball Athens regional

By AccessWDUN Staff

ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia baseball team will host the Athens Regional in the 2024 NCAA Baseball Tournament for the first time since 2019.

The selection committee announced the news Sunday night. Three other teams that will join the Bulldogs at the Athens Regional will be announced on Monday, May 27, at noon ET on ESPN2/ESPNU, when the entire field of 64, including the top 16 seeds, will be released. Also, a complete Athens Regional schedule will be released Monday afternoon.

Regional competition is scheduled to take place at Foley Field from Friday-Monday, May 31-June 3.

Eighth-ranked Georgia has posted a 39-15 record, including 17-13 in the rugged Southeastern Conference in the first season under Ike Cousins's head baseball coach Wes Johnson. It is the most overall wins and SEC wins by a first-year coach in Georgia baseball history. Also, Johnson now becomes just the second UGA baseball coach to take his first team to the NCAA Tournament, joining David Perno who did it in 2002.

The Bulldogs will be making their 14th appearance in an NCAA Regional and first since 2022. Georgia last advanced to the College World Series in 2008 when the Bulldogs finished as the national runner-up.
 

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