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May 25, 2008

Georgia to host Baseball Regional

The NCAA announced the 16 regional hosts for the baseball tournament tonight, and Athens was named a host city. The host sites are:
    Athens, Ga./Georgia (35-21-1)
    Ann Arbor, Mich./Michigan (45-12)
    Baton Rouge, La./LSU (43-16-1)
    Cary, N.C./UNC (46-12)
    College Station, Texas/Texas A&M (43-16)
    Conway, S.C./Coastal Carolina (47-12)
    Coral Gables, Fla./Miami (47-8)
    Fullerton, Calif./Cal State Fullerton (37-18)
    Houston/Rice (42-13)
    Lincoln, Neb./ Nebraska (40-14-1)
    Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach State (36-19)
    Raleigh, N.C./NC State (38-20)
    Stanford, Calif./Stanford (33-20-2)
    Stillwater, Okla./Oklahoma State (42-16)
    Tallahassee, Fla./Florida State (48-10)
    Tempe, Ariz./Arizona State (45-11)
As Baseball America pointed out, the committee did a nice job of breaking things up geographically. The geographic distribution suggest that Georgia Tech will also likely begin (and hopefully end) their post-season in Athens.

Because Perno's Bulldogs lost 4 of their final 5 games, it's unlikely that Athens will get a Top 8 national seed. That doesn't mean we can't host a Super Regional, it just makes it less likely.

The pairings and full bracket will be announced tomorrow at 12:30 pm on ESPN.

See Also:
-- Dawgs host regional - DawgSports



Anonymous said...

Who are the 8 super regional teams?

Anonymous said...

Just a guess, but I would say Miami, Florida St., North Carolina, Arizona St., LSU, Nebraska, Rice, and Oklahoma St.

S.A.W.B. said...

We got the 8th seed, inexplicably...

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