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Baseball: Bulldogs Earn No. 7 National Seed, Face Army Friday

Christopher Lakos

Asst. Athletic Director, Sports.

University of Georgia Athletic Association


Eighth-ranked University of Georgia received the No. 7 national seed to the 2024 NCAA Baseball Championships and will be the top seed in the Athens (Ga.) Regional, May 31-June 3, it was announced Monday. 


Georgia will be making is 14th NCAA Regional appearance and first since 2022. The Bulldogs (39-15) will open against Army (31-21), on Friday at 1 p.m. ET at Foley Field. The game will be streamed on ESPN+ and be available on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network.


UNC-Wilmington (39-19) is the No. 2 seed here and will face No. 3 seed Georgia Tech (31-23) here Friday at 7 p.m. (ESPN+).The Bulldogs are 51-34 all-time in 13 NCAA regional appearances. Georgia has won six regional titles, four super regional championships and made six trips to the College World Series.


The Bulldogs claimed the 1990 national title and reached the CWS Finals in 2008. Georgia will be playing host to a regional for the first time since 2019 when it went 2-2 and lost in the finals to Florida State. Georgia is a top eight national seed for the sixth time in school history.


“You look at our total body of work, and I am not on the committee and not here to say that somebody shouldn't have got it or should have got it somewhere else, but I felt pretty good about our resume," said Georgia's Ike Cousins head baseball Wes Johnson on the Bulldogs earning the No. 7 national seed.


This will be the first meeting between Georgia and Army. Georgia is 2-1 all-time against UNC Wilmington, the last meetings coming during the 2004 regular season in Athens. The Bulldogs went 2-0 against Tech this year and lead the series 220-169-2 dating to 1898.

 

In 2024, there are 16 four-team regionals that comprise the field of 64. The NCAA Tournament field, the top 16 seeds and the bracket all were released Monday on ESPN2. If a team wins its regional, it advances to a Super Regional, June 7-9 or 8-10.


The winner of the Athens regional will face the winner of the N.C. State regional. The Wolfpack garnered the No. 10 national seed. In Super Regional action, eight sites play host to a best-of-three game series with the winners earning one of eight spots to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. (June 14-24).


Ticket Information

Any available all-session or single game tickets for the Athens Regional will go on sale starting Thursday, May 30th online at https://georgiadogs.evenue.net/list/BBS, by phone (706-542-1231 or 877-542-1231) or in person at the UGA Ticket Office located in the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall.

 

*All-Session Reserved Seats: $75

*All-Session General Admission Seats: $50

*Single Game Reserved: $15

*Single Game General Admission: $10

*College Students: $5

*Gates will open one hour prior to first pitch and Foley Field will be cleared between games.


Parking Information

Parking is available in the outfield commuter lot and adjacent parking decks on campus. There is no reserved parking.


2024 NCAA Athens (Ga.) Regional Schedule, Times Subject to Change Due to TV


Friday, May 31

Game 1: #1 Georgia (39-15) vs. #4 Army (31-21), 1 pm ET (ESPN+)

Game 2: #2 UNC-Wilmington (39-19) vs. #3 Ga. Tech (31-23), 7 pm ET (ESPN+)


Saturday, June 1 (TV-TBA)_

Game 3: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, Noon ET

Game 4: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 6 pm ET


Sunday, June 2 (TV-TBA)

Game 5: Loser Game 4 vs. Winner Game 3,

Noon ET


Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 6 pm ET


Monday, June 3 (TV-TBA)

Game 7: (If necessary) Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, TBA

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