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Hot Mercer, Sentimental FSU Bound for Athens Regional

Georgia hosts an NCAA regional for the second year in a row this weekend.
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The NCAA Baseball Regionals will be back at Foley Field. And should Georgia take care of business, Super Regionals will also be in Athens.

That Super Regional would match the winner of the LSU regional up with Georgia. But first thing’s first - making it through one of the tougher four-team regionals in the field.

Seeded fourth nationally, the highest national seed for postseason play in school history, top-seeded in the region, Georgia will take on fourth-seeded Mercer at 7 pm on Friday with the day’s earlier game pitting Florida State and Florida Atlanta.

Regional Schedule

Friday, May 31

Game 1 - No. 2 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 3 vs. Florida State at Noon (ESPN3)

Game 2 – No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 4 Mercer at 7 p.m. (SEC Network)

Saturday, June 1

Game 3 - Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, Time: TBA

Game 4 - Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, Time: TBA

Sunday, June 2

Game 5 - Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4, Time: TBA

Game 6 - Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 4, Time: TBA

Monday, June 3 (If Necessary)

Game 7 - If Necessary, TBA

Full Tournament Bracket

Georgia, a national seed for the second year in a row will no doubt be out for redemption after losing the final two games of the Athens regional last year against Duke.

This year’s field in Athens is not without its challenges, especially in the third and four seeded Florida State and Mercer.

The Bears are a factor year in and year out in the SoCon. Even this year, when they started 15-20, Mercer eventually got hot, winning 21 of 27 and in last weekend’s conference tourney, winning five in a row after losing their first game in the conference tournament.

Mercer head coach Craig Gibson talked with The Macon Telegraph about the Bears hot streak and heading to Athens.

Mercer is the epitome of a hot team just in time for postseason play - appearing to be clicking on all cylinders. That’s a tough draw for a high seed like Georgia.

On the other side of the bracket in Athens will be Florida Atlanta and Florida State.

If there’s an emotional, sentimental favorite in this year’s field, it’s the Seminoles. Despite scraping into the field, FSU should also cause Georgia fans some trepidation. Seminoles head coach Mike Martin will retire after this season, ending his illustrious career. Look for his players to lay it all on the line for him and play of an emotional burst.

There’s a bit of regional history between Georgia and Florida State (more on that later in the week), with Georgia gaining the upper hand in 2001 and 2006 in Athens.

2019 NCAA ATHENS REGIONAL TICKET INFORMATION

All Session pricing includes Game 7 for free if applicable

*Reserved Seat Ticket: $15 single game / $56 all-session

*General Admission Adult Ticket: $10 single game / $42 all-session

*General Admission Student/Youth Ticket: $5 single game

*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 afternoon, May 27 or by​ calling the Georgia ticket office starting Tuesday, May 28 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.

Go Dawgs!